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Just curious on what everyone is doing for guages, my gauge cluster consists of 4 warning lights, oil, temp, alt, ect.. Is anyone installing aftermarket gauges in the cluster or center dash console for better accuracy/reliability? If so, electric, or mechanical? Also what locations/ setup are you using for the sending units? Was thinking of putting a triple Guage in, but wanted to get some opions and insight. Any help is appreciated. 1972 mustang couple, 351c 2v. Thanks.

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There are lots of threads on this. I went with electrical gauges. I kept my warning lights. I used a spot in the water pump where a no longer used vac switch was to locate the additional water temp sensor. For the oil pressure I used a T fitting to keep the old sensor and add the new one. Here is a pic of my gauges installed. I also made a harness for the gauges so if I needed to remove the center bezel for any reason it was simply a plug to disconnect.

 

 

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73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

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Welcome to the Forum. 

There has been many post on this and some just recently if you search under "More" at the top right.

What I did on my car was to have the idiot light pod converted by Bob at Rocketman's classic Cougar innovations to a tach with the idiot light still working. Bob does a great job on converting these and well worth the money. As my car did not have center gauges either, I acquired a gauge center panel and converted it myself to mechanical temp and oil with a volt meter. I chose Bosch down sweep gauges as they look more like the originals, but there are many other brands out there that work well.

Here are a couple of pics of my set up just to give you an idea. I'm sure others will add what they have done. Some have gone all the way and gone full digital. It's up to you on what's right for you.

 

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Very similar to what Jason did I added 3 VDO electronic gauges to a reproduction center dash bezel. I don't have a photo at the moment but just imagine Jason's with black faces. LOL

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Right on, thanks for the input fellas. 73 Pony you mentioned using a T adaptor to keep original warning light sending unit, did you have to special order that, or should be available at local autoparts store? Also what manufacturer has help up for you as far as a electronic triple Guage setup, don't mind spending a little extra as long as it holds up. Thanks again,

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Gauges are Autometer. I got the fitting at a hardware store I think.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Thank you sir.

I can try to sneak the camera back there tonight when I get home and get a pic for you.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

082-hot-rod-power-tour-2017-1970-1970s.jpg

 

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This thread has a good pic of a T set up from another member. This is exactly how I did mine as well. See post #9

 

 

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-additional-gauges?highlight=oil+pressure+gauge

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

082-hot-rod-power-tour-2017-1970-1970s.jpg

 

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Any way to get to the links referenced in the thread. Since I am more of a visual person , I would like to see the details.

I also tried to search 'triple gauges" and came back with nothing. Getting used to the new platform, so my apologies as i learn to use this.

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This might be it

 

 

 

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Thanks Don. Much Appreciated.

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I went with Dakota Digital.

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