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Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:39 pm 
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has any one install after market guages in there ef-el. if so where have u mounted them and how do you wire them up.
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Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:57 pm 
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they're normally mounted on the left side if the dash.

I hate them with a passion though. There's no way to make a car look ricer. Its not a pice of jap crap, you don't need to have all those gauges to check on stuff cause you know it'll be right anyway.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:16 pm 
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Not quite, im actually in the process (almost started) of fitting another couple of gauges to my EB. Ive had enough problems, and am glad of the gauges ive got, but id like a few more. It cant hurt to know whats going on inside the engine. :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:15 am 
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What sort of gagues? Lets take my EF.

Dash has a tacho, so dont need one of them.
Put a high series cluster in and you dont need oil or volt meters.
Need to keep an eye on your engine temp, enter diagnositc mode.

I am in the process of wiring driving lights for work to a rear wiper switch in a sedan just to avoid looking like a d**k with massive aftermarket gagues.

I just dont see the need for it when Ford tells you that stuff anyway.
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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:19 am 
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There was a thread about this not so long ago. Find it and you'll see the pictures of mine.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:49 am 
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I hate them with a passion though. There's no way to make a car look ricer. Its not a pice of jap crap, you don't need to have all those gauges to check on stuff cause you know it'll be right anyway.

Yes you do....
If you are running a turbo on your Falcon then a boost gauge is necessary. :D

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:25 am 
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This lad asked a question and this isnt the flaming thread.. wanna flame gauges, start up your own thread in "flaming".. n00bs. :P

Most people put there gauge on there right hand piller, or I have also seen them down near the gearstick..
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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:26 pm 
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Most people put there gauge on there right hand piller, or I have also seen them down near the gearstick..

It would have to be somewhere within easy sight of a concentrating driver wouldn't it?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:19 pm 
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yeah, most of them places are illegal though..
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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:54 pm 
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Pity you can't project it onto the windscreen like a fighter pilot's HUD. That would make it so damn easy and convenient.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:48 pm 
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Pity you can't project it onto the windscreen like a fighter pilot's HUD. That would make it so damn easy and convenient.


Saw a Silvia with some projection thing. It was displaying stuff on the windscreen.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:22 pm 
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that'd be fairly different hey.. interesting to see!
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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:18 am 
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Vic wrote:
Pity you can't project it onto the windscreen like a fighter pilot's HUD. That would make it so damn easy and convenient.


Saw a Silvia with some projection thing. It was displaying stuff on the windscreen.

dunno about the later model ones, but the high spec S13 silvias had a HUD as an option

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:14 am 
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twr7cx wrote:
Vic wrote:
Pity you can't project it onto the windscreen like a fighter pilot's HUD. That would make it so damn easy and convenient.


Saw a Silvia with some projection thing. It was displaying stuff on the windscreen.

dunno about the later model ones, but the high spec S13 silvias had a HUD as an option


Musta been one of them. I don't know s**t about em and being tipsy at the time doesn't help.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:16 am 
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It's fairly obvious not many people here have boosted a naturally aspirated car.... and a pov pack version at that.

This is where i originally mounted my gauges:

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But soon came to realise that having them down there is about as usefull as having s**t on a stick... and i dont recommend it at all.

So ive moved them in recent times to the classic rice position, on the driver side A-pillar. Now have boost gauge and air/fuel (under ashtray in above pic) meter sitting in corner between dash and A pillar. Much better.

Have removed oil pressure gauge.... legal concerns with mechanical so will get an electronic or XR dash.

 

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