Add On gauges - Mechancal or Electric?

Aftermarket gauges - Mechanical or Electric? And Why.....

  • Mechanical

    Votes: 6 46.2%
  • Electric

    Votes: 7 53.8%

  • Total voters
    13
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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#31
Mechanical for the vitals.
I totally agree, 2 5/8" mechanical oil pressure and temp on the top row and electric 2 1/16 fuel fuel and volts on the bottom row. I had no room for a mechanical blinker fluid gauge tho.
 
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pagrunt

pagrunt

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#33
There are other dimpled spots on the firewall that are for factory holes. Find one that is in a location that best suits access to the engine side sender locations.
 
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-83MONTESS-

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#35
After reading some comments here it kind of baffles me that people have issues with running the senders through the firewall. On the 3 g-bodies I have used aftermarket gauges on I have simply run my senders out of the same hole that the speedo cable comes through. I have fit a -3 braided oil line and water temp lead through it with no problems. I have yet to drill a firewall.
 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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#36
After reading some comments here it kind of baffles me that people have issues with running the senders through the firewall. On the 3 g-bodies I have used aftermarket gauges on I have simply run my senders out of the same hole that the speedo cable comes through. I have fit a -3 braided oil line and water temp lead through it with no problems. I have yet to drill a firewall.
I meant I had no room for the gauge for the blinker fluid. I would have had no problem getting the 4 SS braided lines through the firewall.....:cool:
 
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#37
I meant I had no room for the gauge for the blinker fluid. I would have had no problem getting the 4 SS braided lines through the firewall.....:cool:
Blinker fluid level or pressure? Guess its time for you to put the gauge on the cowl panel!
 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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#38
Blinker fluid level or pressure? Guess its time for you to put the gauge on the cowl panel!
geeeeze, good point, I just had the fluid level guage but I'll be adding the pressure gauge to my wish list, thanks...cowl panel.....hmmmmmm..(y)
 
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