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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:31 am 
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Just wondering where people put aftermarket gauges in their EA-ED Falcon's?
I'm looking at getting a coolant temperature gauge, because IMO I think "Hot" and "Cold" are pretty useless readings.
I don't particularly want it to look out of place, so yeah I'm a bit stumped as to where to mount it???

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:34 am 
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Ok ok, it's an EF, but.....

I put mine out of the way, as its not legal to have them in the line of sight (which would be ideal).

You may have seen pics, they hang off the passenger side of the trans tunnel (oil pressure and boost/vac). Also have an air/fuel tucked under the ashtray.

But will be relocating boost gauge to A pillar. Illegal - probably, but need it somewhere easy to see.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:36 am 
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Yeah on the right of the trans tunnel is always a good look, you could go nuts and pull out the original dial and put the after market one where the factory one was, but that just smacks of work. If try to find a pod of sorts to mount it in the center stack with the radio etc.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:43 am 
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Just ran out and took some pictures of my set up for you (I know it's an EF, but anyways...)...
I just got some pretty simple/basic look small gauges so that they wouldn't look out of place and stand out and scream "AFTERMARKET", I mean they don't look standard, but theyre not that noticeable either if you know what I mean (o, notice the new steeringwheel I put on Monday :-D ).
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ALso talk to 4.9 EF Futura as he has fitted a few different gauges, and mounted them down on the center console near the gear leaver, so that'd be pretty similar in the earlier E-Series cars too...

**the pictures are still loading onto the FTP, but they'll show in about 10 minutes...

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:46 am 
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4.9 EF, you wouldn't be able to pop a picture back up of that setup would you?

Also I just had a bit of an idea then where to put one, reckon it would fit???

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Oh cheers for the pics too TWR, they legal there?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:55 am 
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Voxace - i cant host pics from work but post up your email addy and i'll shoot a couple of pics over.

I'm looking to relocate boost gauge to where TWR has his gauges sitting. Probably mount it to the actual pillar so it 'hangs' down in that little space there.

re: your cuggested location. Just need to measure it up. Gauges come in two standard sizes (i forget dimensions, should be easy enough to find on autometer.com).

twr - looks the goods mate.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:58 am 
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can send em to me and I can host for u

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:01 am 
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Kewl - would be appreciated. Got an email addy?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:02 am 
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its not in my profile?? oh well its MikGan (at) hotmail (dot) com

 

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Currently my gauges are only hot glued there! LOL! I did it before a final Year 12 exam, and needed to drive the car to the exam, so I figured it was the quickest way (and I can always pick the glue off and do it a better way), anyways, the other day when we finally had a hot day in Tassie, the hot glue melted and the gauges shifted a bit, so there no longer sitting straight and that. When I can be bothered I'll fix it up.

As far as I know there borderline with legalities, reason being because there small and there off to the side in the corner on top of the dash, and there at a low point of the curve, so there not really sitting much higher than the highest point of the dash above the factory fitted gauges, and they don't really block up any of the view. I mean you see so many people with giant monster tachos that block up more, so I doubt anyone would worry about these ones.
It's an easy place to wires them too, as you can fit the wires under the thing at the front which covers the factory fitted tweeters in higher up models.

By the ay, the pictures should both be working now...

 

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voxace wrote:
4.9 EF, you wouldn't be able to pop a picture back up of that setup would you?

Also I just had a bit of an idea then where to put one, reckon it would fit???

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If your just doing one gauge, I'd do it there, that way it won't look too random. You'd be able to get a small enough gauge that'll fit in there.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:49 am 
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voxace wrote:
Just wondering where people put aftermarket gauges in their EA-ED Falcon's?
I'm looking at getting a coolant temperature gauge, because IMO I think "Hot" and "Cold" are pretty useless readings.
I don't particularly want it to look out of place, so yeah I'm a bit stumped as to where to mount it???


The father in law got VDO voltmeter and oil pressure gauges mounted to his Steering column. Not to my taste, but can't beat it for viewability!
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ahh yes nice idea the steerin colum not sure how it go on E series though.....
TWR resize the pics dude! :)
looks good were the gaugesa re for sure

 

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big ups to re-sizing pictures :P

ill post my defect when i upload it... :roll:
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