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Old 2nd-November-2012, 06:29 PM   #16
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Looks very nice. What size guages did you go with for the speedo and tach?
I used 3-3/8" for the tach & speedo and 2-1/16 for the temp,oil, volts and fuel, they all ultra lite 2 gauges


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Old 2nd-November-2012, 10:56 PM   #17
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Dennis, it's a short story

The gauges are Summit Racing brand. They are all electric, so I had to add a sensor at the tranny. I still have to adjust it for speed, seems it reads 40 when I'm doing 25. It's easy to do I just have to remember to have the instructions in the car and go to a speedometer check route.
Then there's the rest of the story. All of the gauges came with a matt gray bezel except the Speedometer. I scratched my head for a few days, talked to Summit and all that was available was what I had. So I got out the masking tape, scotch-brite and the spray gun and painted the bezels to match the exterior color of the car. 2012 Ford Blue Flame with a few drops of Pearl.
Wiring the panel was relatively easy.
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Old 3rd-November-2012, 01:07 AM   #18
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Sweet.... you did a great job and it looks good..thanks for the info...
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Old 20th-November-2012, 11:04 AM   #19
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Newb question I am sure, but I will ask anyways. Who makes those gauge inserts ?
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you dont like these?
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Old 20th-November-2012, 11:27 AM   #20
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Dakota Digital VHX series. About $750.00
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Old 20th-November-2012, 12:35 PM   #21
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The Performance Vehicle Works dash might be a little pricey but well worth it for a hand built piece. I absolutely love mine! when compared to the steel DSE Camaro dash, which is stamped, it is a great deal. However we Nova guys are always looking for a deal .

The great thing about the PVW dash is the options for your setup. I am running a 5" Speedo and Tach and 4 2 5/8" with an a/c outlet and stock heater/air controls
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Old 20th-November-2012, 12:43 PM   #22
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I hear ya on keeping it kinda Old Schoo. l had bought the dash cluster with all the round gauges off of E-bay for a little over $500.00 and then decided i just did'nt want to go that route. And i don't really care for the look of the digital clusters so i just did what i thought was a very cheap and different look and bought the white face gauge overlays for only $19.00 from whitefacegauges.com. I had a spare gauge cluster so if i did'nt like it i could easily change it back. With me being a graphic designer and having access to a thermal printer i am actually in the process now of making my own custom gauge overlays that i think will look really trick! But for now heres mine!
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I hear ya on keeping it kinda Old Schoo. l had bought the dash cluster with all the round gauges off of E-bay for a little over $500.00 and then decided i just did'nt want to go that route. And i don't really care for the look of the digital clusters so i just did what i thought was a very cheap and different look and bought the white face gauge overlays for only $19.00 from whitefacegauges.com. I had a spare gauge cluster so if i did'nt like it i could easily change it back. With me being a graphic designer and having access to a thermal printer i am actually in the process now of making my own custom gauge overlays that i think will look really trick! But for now heres mine!
Now THAT I like!!!


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