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#251925 - 10/02/16 07:43 PM Post up your Autometer gauge locations  
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Looking to see some ideas and pics on where you guys are mounting your boost etc gauges. Im thinking of putting 2 on my steering column


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#251928 - 10/03/16 03:22 AM Re: Post up your Autometer gauge locations [Re: spoolinbird]  
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On my previous 87 TC, I mounted a boost and an AFR gauge in the spot where the factory EQ is. I bought some sheet plastic for the mount, cut the holes out, and ran the wiring behind. With the plastic painted a semi flat black, it looked almost factory. My current 88TC has the factory EQ, so have to find a work around. No pics though as this was years ago


1988 Turbo Coupe, 5 Speed, 2nd one, a keeper
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed
#251932 - 10/03/16 05:01 PM Re: Post up your Autometer gauge locations [Re: spoolinbird]  
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I put my boost and afr gauges where the vents used to be. I ripped out the A/C stuff anyways so they were just decorative.

Kind of a cruddy photo - only one I could find and I'm too lazy today to take another one. sleep


Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 17psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
'87 TC 5-Speed
'97 T-Bird LX Sport 4.6
'66 Mustang Coupe
#251933 - 10/04/16 04:28 AM Re: Post up your Autometer gauge locations [Re: spoolinbird]  
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^^^thats a nice setup B


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#251985 - 10/16/16 08:44 PM Re: Post up your Autometer gauge locations [Re: spoolinbird]  
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Probably more than you are planning to do but here is some pics of what I did with my dash.
http://natomessageboard.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=250323&page=1


88 TC#1 Boport stg 3 alum dport head, PT6466, Boport header, CP pistons, Crower rods, MS2xtra
88 TC#2 drag car project(someday)
88 TC#3 parts car (just needed the header panel...bought the whole car, lol)
#251995 - 10/18/16 05:06 PM Re: Post up your Autometer gauge locations [Re: spoolinbird]  
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Damn that's NICE!!!!


88 turbocoupe, gillis valve, k&n, short throw shifter,3" exhaust with magnaflows,Garrett(turbonetics) T3,AFPR,18lbs boost for now.....
#252101 - 11/07/16 03:44 AM Re: Post up your Autometer gauge locations [Re: spoolinbird]  
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Went with AEM instead of Autometer, but went with the 3 most important. Fuel pressure, Wideband, and Oil pressure.

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#252152 - 11/18/16 12:10 AM Re: Post up your Autometer gauge locations [Re: spoolinbird]  
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Here is my current setup. Small bracket fabbed up to hold the 5" tach in a Fox Mustang type of location.

B do you have those LED cluster faces made that has a separate switch built in to turn on and off? Are they black or white faced in the day? They look awesome at night.



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New Heart & Lungs as of 245,225km.
302 H.O Swapped.. Bolt ons.. Tremec 3550.. 4.10's.. 18's..
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#252162 - 11/19/16 06:01 AM Re: Post up your Autometer gauge locations [Re: spoolinbird]  
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Just finished putting together my dash after ripping it all apart to do the V8 tach resistor conversion. Here are some better photos of my gauge setup. Had to re-pin the tach lead back into the harness. Also put in all new backlight LED's and did a solder repair to the flexible printed circuit board. Found a hairline crack causing one of the lamps to not turn on. I also put on a new steering wheel! Here's the after shots.





And some illumination smile


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87 Turbo Coupe
New Heart & Lungs as of 245,225km.
302 H.O Swapped.. Bolt ons.. Tremec 3550.. 4.10's.. 18's..
https://postimg.org/image/efv6lnn35/
#252163 - 11/19/16 02:29 PM Re: Post up your Autometer gauge locations [Re: 23027]  
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[quote=23027]B do you have those LED cluster faces made that has a separate switch built in to turn on and off? Are they black or white faced in the day?
They are electroluminescent overlays tied into the factory wiring. White face. I also have a set of silver face overlays that glow blue like these in a box somewhere.

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Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 17psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
'87 TC 5-Speed
'97 T-Bird LX Sport 4.6
'66 Mustang Coupe
#252919 - 09/16/17 06:25 PM Re: Post up your Autometer gauge locations [Re: spoolinbird]  
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Am I the only one who like it this way hellno

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Rebuilt Suspension -- KYB & Energy Suspension
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#253274 - 02/02/18 08:00 PM Re: Post up your Autometer gauge locations [Re: spoolinbird]  
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Hey B, Do you have a source for those overlays? Those are the best looking I have ever seen.


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