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Had those lights in my '65 4 door, but bought a complete dash assembly from John Piccola,('65 SS) and now have all gauges. I still have my light setup if I go back to original. Gauges are the only way to go.
I had them in my chevelle 300 deluxe. I was really in tune with everything about that car though. I had turned pretty much every nut and bolt on the engine and replaced the sensors with new. I also checked all my fluids regularly before I drove it. It got warm once going over the mountains on the way back from LA. The temp light came on, i pulled over and let it cool down. Got back on the road and made it home. Ended up replacing the radiator with a 3 core. The original was just shot. I guess I never had a problem with them.
On a stock to mild engine I have used then with zero worries. The senders are cheap so put new ones in to be safe. Its pretty simple system and all the lights should come on at key on engine off so if a light is out you will know.
I dont like gauges in my drivers unless they are in the dash but even then I prefer the simple look of the stock cluster.
Street strip car has gauges though...
64 SS Street car. 10.60's on pump gas and 235 radials
There is nothing worse than a late email. I run gauges for just about everything. I have oil, gas, temperature, volts, vacuum, rpm and I will be installing soon a tranny temp gauge. It is very important to know just how she is doing. It also looks good.
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