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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 02:07 PM
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Guage size?

I'm looking into re-doing the gauses in my truck. I wanna put in mechanical gauges in too. What size will fit in the stock bexle kinda like Shaggy did, 2 1/16 or the 2 5/8? I think those are the dims. I just need new sending units to switch from electric to mechanical right? Thanks
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<font color=green>2 5/8 fit if you just slightly enlarge the hole. 2 1/16 are too small to fit in them. The 5" in-dash monsters fit great in the larger holes.
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Thanks man. I remember you said something about shimming them up at an agle, how you planning on doing that? I found most the gauges on ebay. Is $40 for the oil and smaller ones a good price? Thanks again
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check <a target="_blank" href=http://www.summitracing.com>www.summitracing.com</a> they usually have pretty good prices on Autometer's stuff
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<font color=green>Autometer makes angle trim rings for the smaller ones to make them point in the right direction, I'm going to have to make something for the big ones, ossible out of PVC, if not I'll have to have my Dad machine it out of aluminum.

$40 seems like a good deal to me, I bought all of mine new and they were pretty dang expensive.
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ok, cool. Thanks. I think PCV would work. Right now I just wanna hook a new oil pressure up cause I put a 400 out of a 76 and it said 50# but with the electric snder and guage in teh truck only says 10-15# and the old 305 only said 20# so I think my setup is dumb so will go to mechanical
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Re: Guage size?

you still got pics of your setup around?
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sweet. did you wire them into the stock harness or rewire everything yourself?
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<font color=green>I cut off the dash side of the stock harness and wired in a new one so they can be removed easily, other than the mechanical gauges. I got a 12 wire harness from Radio Shack, you just crimp the little connectors on and slide them into the little slot. It's actually very pretty on the backside, no rat's nests in my truck! I even made a new wiring diagram and put it in my service manual so if I ever sell the truck (yeah right) the next owner will have the diagram.
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