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Twenty 04-10-2013 12:08 AM

Who'd be interested in custom gauges?
 
The idea:

I have been in contact with Adam of revlimiter.net. He has the ability to produce custom gauges for Miatas. Recently, I saw a new version he designed and fitted:

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps81d085c0.jpg

I very much would like a yellow tachometer in my gauge cluster and Adam says he would be willing to see if it could be done. Unfortunately I cannot remove my cluster for testing as I need my Focus in running condition every day. That said, we thought we would reach out to Focusfanatics and see if someone else could spare a cluster, or if we could find another way to get one to Adam for testing and design.

The (hopeful) outcome:

If there is a way to replace gauge faces like with the Miatas, this would provide us the chance to have essentially any design and colour scheme we want, it would not just be limited to a yellow tach. The key is getting one to Adam so that he can take a look. For the meantime though he would like to focus on one design only, and in this case we're using the above as the sample as it was the one that caught my eye.

So what do you think?:

Who else would be interested in the option of new gauge faces for Mk3s? Please reply here and let us know! I will be sending a link to Adam so that he can see what you have to say.

-Bill

EDIT: April 10th

EDIT: April 12th

More info from Adam about the group buy:
-Five orders maximum. So far I am in, meaning we can have up to four more. This is to allow fitting in a small run of Focus gauges alongside his regularly-produced Miata pieces, which keep him busy.
-All gauges in the set would be identical. They would be full replacements, with a yellow tach and a new design by Adam.
-Expected cost should be around $200 USD for each set. These are high quality gauges and are filled with detail.

Deftmetal 04-10-2013 12:15 AM

This is what it looks like disassembled. Would measurements work?

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...79BC46E410.jpg

Edit: this is the back of the gauge assembly

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...7AAA5D458A.jpg

jdubhack 04-10-2013 12:18 AM

This guy.

CvRyder 04-10-2013 12:27 AM

<----- This guy too.

eglove 04-10-2013 12:28 AM

I just want my gauges to sweep everytime I turn the car on...

CvRyder 04-10-2013 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eglove (Post 4677824)
I just want my gauges to sweep everytime I turn the car on...

Thats would be tight. I agree with eglove. Also a Red tack.

unida767 04-10-2013 12:42 AM

Me too [thumb]

Johnny Sticceno 04-10-2013 12:52 AM

Yup.

pozi240 04-10-2013 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eglove (Post 4677824)
I just want my gauges to sweep everytime I turn the car on...

LOL. I do agree, all of my motorcycles do that, its a function of the startup function test in the ECU. I'm sure it could be programmed with the right tool (Ford), but, I can't see anyone at the grass roots level having that ability to tinker with.
In the meantime, get a modern motorcycle to get that effect...[8D]

suss6052 04-10-2013 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pozi240 (Post 4678168)
LOL. I do agree, all of my motorcycles do that, its a function of the startup function test in the ECU. I'm sure it could be programmed with the right tool (Ford), but, I can't see anyone at the grass roots level having that ability to tinker with.
In the meantime, get a modern motorcycle to get that effect...[8D]

The car already can do this in test mode, however it's not something I'd care to see happen on every start up, as the only cars I recall having this here were some of the GM products that were otherwise not very good.


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