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Old 11-25-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
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Weekend gauge project

Here's what I got done over the holiday weekend.

Getting ready for the next track day - wanted real OP/OT/WT guages, a shift light, and a low OP warning light that goes off before imminent engine grenading.

Other requirements were to not block my sightline, not require cutting my dash, and not looking too ricey

Got an extra gauge bezel - and constructed this:





Top light is a 10mm blue LED for a shift light, bottom is a 5mm red that I'll hook up to a low OP warning switch.

Lessons learned:

a) minimize the complex curves if you want it to look good
b) black shows every imperfection you thought was gone
c) Bondo sucks - see a) + b)

At some point I'll pull it and clean up some more, and give it a repaint. It is definitely prettier at 5ft than 5in

Right now the wires are all bundled to a single plug - I still have to do all the under-the hood wiring. Cool thing is I can remove 2 screws and put the stock bezel right back in.



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Old 11-25-2007, 12:49 PM   #2
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Oooo, man I really want to see this but I can't see the pictures again. Is it my computer, cause I couldn't see the pictures of your pedals on the other thread.
Again, sounds cool!
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:31 PM   #3
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Bump - pics fixed
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:40 PM   #4
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it looks kinda cool, im diggin it
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:51 PM   #5
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looks good, kinda looks like gauges on a plane :)
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:20 PM   #6
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Oh yeah, that's sweet. How's the visibility?
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damn that a great idea, and it turned out well, excellent job dude!!
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Oh yeah, that's sweet. How's the visibility?
Pretty good - the oil temp gauge is blocked the most by my hand, but the needle will be visible in its operating range. The LEDs are aimed directly at me in my AX/track seating position, and they are *bright*.
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Dude, that is awesome!
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a brilliant idea, however could the pod maybe be a little shorter? it looks like shes sticking out a bit, lol.
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