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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:52 am 
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hey im looking to buy some ba/bf falcon gauges to put in my el....not sure were though....i dunno weather to go with the 2 or 3 gauges....any one got any ideas were i can put these things?

 

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:54 am 
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do you even need these or is it wank factor?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:55 am 
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yeh i want the oil an battery meter that xrs have

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:41 am 
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Why not just get a high series EL cluster then?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:01 am 
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you can buy the gauges from autobarn or any performance shop. the autometer are some of the best gauges and i had 3 myself. they are more exy cause they are very good and if u get the oil one get the mechanical one cause it gives u an instant reading rather than a delayed one

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:56 am 
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those are not BA/BF gauges. they are Autometer gauges that are put into the BA/F Falcons because the colouring matches the factory dash.

You can put them pretty much anywhere using universal gauge cups.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:56 am 
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For starters, there's nowhere on the dash itself where you can put gauges in an EL. If you'd like Oil Pressure and Volt meter, just upgrade to the XR cluster and you'll have the gauges there built in. This is by far the easiest method and will help keep the "factory look" in your car.

If you insist on getting aftermarket gauges, the only conceivable place I can think of placing them would be on the roof pillar to the right hand side of the driver. In my honest opinion though, that's always been a "Jap Car" style which you see in Nissan's and Subaru's, and generally not in Fords. But that's just my opinion, I'm sure others will differ.
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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:28 pm 
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umm lowghia has put them on the top of his dash, i dont have pics but he might put some up if he sees the thread, thats where i will be putting mine, when i get around to it
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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:38 pm 
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probably the best spot if you really want gauges!

 

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:03 pm 
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if u get the oil one get the mechanical one cause it gives u an instant reading rather than a delayed one


With a mechanical gauge don't oil lines need to be ran right to it?

Probably not the best idea if running it into the cabin. If the lines are damaged or perish then it could make a mess of your interior. Don't laugh this has happend to my old man, the lines that came with the gauge perished and bam, black carpet

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:47 pm 
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I am curently working on a fibreglass pod that fits the top of an el dash and posistions the guages in a similar spot to those ba/bf tripods
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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:11 pm 
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dont get a mech oil guage, i spent 6 hours the other day pulling apart and cleaning my dash because the **** that had it before me left it in there leaking, my whole dash, every wire, every connector and the carpet are full of oil, the carpet is pretty much ****ed.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:18 pm 
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or you can have all of the above... i have a guage fetish lol
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if anything the tach looks rice but the rest is nice.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:36 pm 
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i like the idea of under the cd player surround...looks neat, doesnt spoil the look of stock having guages popping up in the windows....and also agree with the hole putting them on the side pillar, looks to jap car style....

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:56 pm 
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buy an xr/fairmont dash you dipstick.

 

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