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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 12:25 PM
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I personally can't stand huge aftermarket tachs...they look terrible and always have. If you want a gauge solution in a restomod 66, the cleanest way is to buy a 6 GAUGE cluster like this:



Along with MODERN gauges...Sunpro is pretty terrible these days...there are much better choices..plenty that look old school while retaining the more modern full sweep, LED, stepper motor technology, such as Autometer's CS series...most of Speedhut's offerings, or less well known gauges like Marshall...even some Ebay specials work fine and look good.
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I went Dakota Digital and am more than pleased.

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Checking out the Dakota Digital site I see they have the new RTX which looks OEM, but with a hidden LED bar tach around the speedometer... hmmm.. I like the factory look of the gauges..

https://www.dakotadigital.com/index....od/prd1209.htm


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I went with the 6 gauge cluster. I used speedhut gauges but kept them plain to better match the previous gauges. I had a terrible time with speedometer gears so I also have their GPS speedo...it's pretty nice so far.

Here's a pic of the layout. Gauges are: fuel, oil pressure, speed, tach, water, volts. The dash pod has AF (i really dont like the speedhut AF gauge...the needle is annoying and it's not very reliable. I intend to swap this with an AEM wideband), fuel pressure (i have EFI), oil temp (for now)


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I went with the 6 gauge cluster. I used speedhut gauges but kept them plain to better match the previous gauges. I had a terrible time with speedometer gears so I also have their GPS speedo...it's pretty nice so far.

Here's a pic of the layout. Gauges are: fuel, oil pressure, speed, tach, water, volts. The dash pod has AF (i really dont like the speedhut AF gauge...the needle is annoying and it's not very reliable. I intend to swap this with an AEM wideband), fuel pressure (i have EFI), oil temp (for now)


I suggest dumping the AFR gauge myself...AEM in particular is a distracting lightshow(ask me how I know). If you do feel the need to have AFR display constantly on your dash, I suggest using an Innovate LC1 controller and one of their analog gauges...far less distracting(AFR jumps around all over the place during normal driving, even if its just from 13.7-14.7, that last digit is always changing). AFR is great, but on my cars, I just use a controller that is NOT also a gauge and just plug it into the laptop while tuning or for diagnostic to display...its like a clock...not something I would put in a gauge.

Those speedhut gauges looks good...question though...is there really a read ring around them, or is that a reflection of the red needle on the chrome bezel?
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I had toyed with removing the AFR gauge as well since I have EFI. I would want one on the convertible which is still carbureted until i get it ironed out. That would leave me some room for nitrous pressure or boost when the supercharger is added to the hard top (this car) in a few years.

No red ring. That's the reflection from the tail lights.
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I went with the 6 gauge cluster. I used speedhut gauges but kept them plain to better match the previous gauges. I had a terrible time with speedometer gears so I also have their GPS speedo...it's pretty nice so far.

Here's a pic of the layout. Gauges are: fuel, oil pressure, speed, tach, water, volts. The dash pod has AF (i really dont like the speedhut AF gauge...the needle is annoying and it's not very reliable. I intend to swap this with an AEM wideband), fuel pressure (i have EFI), oil temp (for now)



I really like those dashpod gauges, that's a really clean look!!
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I went with the 6 gauge cluster. I used speedhut gauges but kept them plain to better match the previous gauges. I had a terrible time with speedometer gears so I also have their GPS speedo...it's pretty nice so far.

Here's a pic of the layout. Gauges are: fuel, oil pressure, speed, tach, water, volts. The dash pod has AF (i really dont like the speedhut AF gauge...the needle is annoying and it's not very reliable. I intend to swap this with an AEM wideband), fuel pressure (i have EFI), oil temp (for now)

Well damn... doesnít that look good. I couldnít find a lot a pics of the 6 gauge actually installed that I liked, but yours look great. It would hold all but the AF gauge, but I have some time before I need to figure it all out. Thanks for posting!!

Hmm.. this isnít going to be easy..lol
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Eddie motorsports billet aluminum dash bezel with AutoMeter ES gauges.

Very nice! Such a clean look... just something about billet aluminum..

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Another option is a six gauge instrument panel. Here's my '66.
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