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Old 01-18-2005, 07:21 PM
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Who's guages do you like?

I'm planning on putting a 5 guage package with an aluminum dash insert into my 39 Chevy.Not looking at digital guages, just nice needle type, maybe mechanical speedo, others electric.What one's do you guys like based on looks, reliability, accuracy, etc. I am not ready for them yet,but was thinking if I new what I was getting, I would get a fuel tank sending unit to match the guage ,installed in my tank so I could mount it and not have to remove it again.

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Old 01-18-2005, 07:23 PM
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:30 PM
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I personally like Classic Gauges...
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:36 PM
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I shopped for weeks and wound up with the AutoMeters. They have an excellent selection, it was hard to decide.
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:54 PM
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Autometer, excellent web site and outstanding tech support.

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Old 01-19-2005, 08:51 PM
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Definitely Autometer....readily available...easy to get senders,etc..and they stand behind the product...
I had an electric speedo for 1 1/2 years, and it started to act-up....emailed tech support and they said to mail it....7 days later I received a brand new speedo in the mail...
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:35 AM
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I think Classic gauges are the best looking ... I put Dolphin Gauges in my truck and am very happy with them.

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Old 01-21-2005, 02:53 AM
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I like either hidden aftermarkets (I use the autometer phantoms), or factory gauges.

I have a thing about keeping it stock looking, for muscle cars that is, there is no reason to have a crapload of gauges for the street, except for the cool factor.
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I like either hidden aftermarkets (I use the autometer phantoms), or factory gauges.

I have a thing about keeping it stock looking, for muscle cars that is, there is no reason to have a crapload of gauges for the street, except for the cool factor.
What do you mean by crap load? I figure you need speedo, tach, oil pressure, water temp, and volt meter. And more mightt be nice but those are the minimum I think for a good street machine.
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Old 01-21-2005, 07:13 AM
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What do you mean by crap load? I figure you need speedo, tach, oil pressure, water temp, and volt meter. And more mightt be nice but those are the minimum I think for a good street machine.
Yeah, its nice to know about your vitals, as why I have a few gauges. And like I said, I like the stock look, the less go fast eye candy, the better, stuff like F.A.S.T. appeals to me.

It's all about opinion. See, for me, the only real needed gauges are temp, and oil, and if your trusting enough, you dont even need those. With oil, I would rather have a reliable dummy light. When your ripping it, or just driving, do you really stare at the oil gauge, or temp for that matter, you dont start looking at them untill you think somthing is going down. At least I hope people arent staring at them.

The dummy lights are there to pop up, and catch your attention.

The charging system is either working, or not, hell, most people I know that buy them damn trio's of gauges usually end up leaving the ammeter unhooked because they dont want to take the time.

And with a tach, for the street, not really nessecary, if you know your motor, and you should, you dont need the tach, you should know how it feels and sounds and when to shift, all without a tach.


And with the hidden part, really cool stuff can be done there.

I remember in a past car craft I think it was from not that long ago, a guy had a 70-72 chevelle, and had the interior really stock, but trick, cant remember the specifics though. 10 second big block car IIRC. I do remember he had a tach, that was on a spring loaded hinge that swung back behind that dash when not in use, and gauges in the glove box. Shift light in the ac vent, and funny gas switches and, dont quote me, I may be wrong a line lock or transbrake all wired into a factory radio knob. I mean this was some stealth stuff. I'll see if I can dig it up, or find a link on the site if they got one.
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I must say that I am happy with my TPI gauges. Inexpensive and have some really neat features.
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:53 PM
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im in the same boat, i want a unique interior, and autometer obviously has vote, but do they have any special designes, al ive ever seen are just plain jane guages
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i've got nordskog digital gauges... not installed yet, but i got them... hopefully they'll be installed into the gauge cluster next week... I really have to stop procrastinating... i'll tell you if i like them or not once i;m finished wrecking my gauge cluster to install them.
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