View Poll Results: What gauges are you running?

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  • Speedhut

    42 25.00%
  • Dakota Digital

    45 26.79%
  • Autometer

    59 35.12%
  • Classic Instruments

    4 2.38%
  • VDO

    3 1.79%
  • Misc

    16 9.52%
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  1. #1
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    Which gauges are you running?

    What gauges are you running? Stock dash? Pics would be great!



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    Stock appearing. Redline Gauge http://www.redlinegaugeworks.com/ Custom Gauges using a reproduction factory bezel. The temperature and oil pressure are factory Stewart Warner. Voltmeter and Fuel are custom, speedo is custom and calibrated, tach is aftermarket Stewart Warner 8k tach refaced to appear stock, colored/lettered with redline of my choosing. Factory voltage regulator swapped to solid state. Set up to use the factory one plug harness connection with all the indicator lights functional. I am considering backlighting the tach with a large shift light, or just putting one inside an AC vent. The only deviation from stock appearance on the dash will be the push to start button in place of the ignition key. That is on the underside inset in the lower dash pad, so it will not stick out. I even have a factory four speed console and boot that fit over the T56 six speed. I swapped the shifter ball to an old cue ball style so it looks much like an old four speed.

    Antique Auto Radio will be coming out with a drop in replacement head unit that will appear factory for my car later this year. This year Barracuda comes with an unusual thumb dial radio which is quite cool. I can easily set it up with Bluetooth for my phone, music, and etcetera; it also has RCA outs if I want to run a sub or amp. The '68-'69 Barracuda radio is similar to other "A" body cars, but has unique brackets, so I need to make sure they will offer the option. I may just send my factory AM radio to Ward's and have them convert the innards so I can keep the simpler look of the AM radio with the "Solid State by Plymouth" lettering on the face.
    Here is the "B" body version from Antique Auto which is similar: http://www.radiosforoldcars.com/newradiomoparB68.htm

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    Michael Mosley
    1968 Barracuda
    Plano, TX

    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...in-Plano-Texas

  3. #3
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    Autometer Cobalt gauges. The blue led lighting looks awesome at night! My dash isn't exactly stock though...


    1970 Chevelle: 6.0 LQ4, T56, Strange 9 Inch, Ridetech Coilovers, Wilwood brakes

    2004 Silverado 2500HD LLY/ZF6


  4. #4
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    I just ordered up some dakota digital vhx gauges today. They will fit into my factory bezel and look good.

  5. #5
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    I have Dakota VHX gauges in my C10...

    Herb

    1966 El Camino LS408/T56Magnum
    1966 Chevelle 509/T56Magnum
    1963 C10 454/4L80

    PHR CHP CHP youtube


  6. #6
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    Autometer Elite's in a custom 70 Chevelle dash....


  7. #7
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    Greg
    Nice; Can you tell us how you made that dash/bezel? Do you have any pics of it without the gauges (front and back)?

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56 View Post
    Greg
    Nice; Can you tell us how you made that dash/bezel? Do you have any pics of it without the gauges (front and back)?
    The bezels are 3D printed out of plastic on a MakerBot 3d printer and then epoxied to the dash which was fiber glassed to fill in the factory holes. and I have a bunch of pictures on a post on my blog @ http://chevellenv.com/2014/07/custom-dash-progress/

  9. #9
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    I really like your build concept and the dash is great. Makes me want to copy it but I wont because of your one off status. Might come close though.

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56 View Post
    I really like your build concept and the dash is great. Makes me want to copy it but I wont because of your one off status. Might come close though.
    Have at it...keep in mind that I have somewhere in the neighborhood of about 120+ hours in this dash project so far, and still have a lot of other small bezels to make (A/C controls, A/C vents, etc...)...

    I had to do a lot of fiberglass work on the dash and getting the correct curvature i wanted, digitizing the dash on a CNC and learning soildworks to model the dash curve and all the bezels, and print and test the parts multiple times until I was happy with the final print and fit of the parts.

    so be prepared to spend some time on it.....but it will be worth it...

  11. #11
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    Speedhut Gauges

    I put Speedhut gauges in my Torino and I'm very happy with them. The ability to completely customize the gauges is pretty cool.

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    Here's what I plan on using for my Chevelle, I've started building the dash panel for them already

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    Nelson
    1969 Chevelle "Cone Smasher" Family Project
    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...uot?highlight=

    1984 "Rustang" GT, 5.0, 5 Speed Project
    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...T-(Slow-Build)

  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by WallaceMFG View Post
    I put Speedhut gauges in my Torino and I'm very happy with them. The ability to completely customize the gauges is pretty cool.
    I'm thinking of switching to Speed Hut also. Having a hard time finding a six gauge set that I can get matching fuel pressure and boost pressure. I also want them backlit as I have Auto Meter now and might as well have no gauges at night - they are so hard to read with the side lighted faces. I can get all 8 Speed Hut gauges for under $800

  13. #13
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    69 Camaro Metrom billet gauge panel with 3-3/8 Ultralite II speedo and tach and 2-1/6" full sweep Water temp, oil psi, Fuel level, and Volt meter.
    Wayne
    Car FINALLY home !!!!!! lol
    Project FNQUIK https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...ghlight=FNQUIK

  14. #14
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    Motown:

    Do you feel that the 3 3/8 and 2 1/16 gauges are big enough or do you wish they were bigger?

  15. #15
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    speedhut for sure for one simple reason... you can customize the gauge so you don't have a brand/logo repeated 5+ times on your dash:
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    Scott
    '66 Chevelle

  16. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    speedhut for sure for one simple reason... you can customize the gauge so you don't have a brand/logo repeated 5+ times on your dash:
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    What size are those?

  17. #17
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    smaller ones are 2-1/16
    speedometer and tach are 3 3/8"
    Scott
    '66 Chevelle

  18. #18
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    Running dakota digital VHX in my 68, they are very nice!
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    Chris
    1968 Chevy Camaro SS
    LS3/T56 Ridetech suspension


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    Does anyone do LCD style displays anymore? MiMod is gone. The Pioneer AVG has been discontinued for a long time. Everything else is OBDII dependent.
    Project thread - https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...ouring-Project
    IG - @tc_chevelle


  20. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrrf View Post
    Does anyone do LCD style displays anymore? MiMod is gone. The Pioneer AVG has been discontinued for a long time. Everything else is OBDII dependent.
    autometer:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaORsNLo0Wo

    and me...if i didn't give up on the project :\
    http://youtu.be/caR26RecI4E
    Scott
    '66 Chevelle

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