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How big are the gauges?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by adamforsythe, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    Hello,
    On mu 1985 K5 there is a spot where a gauge can go but there is not gauge there. I am looking into moving my fuel level gauge over where there is no gauge. And buying a Tachometers to go where the fuel gauge was. What sizes are the gauges?
    Plus if any of you have pics of your gauges please post them.
    Thanks
    ADam

    Thanks
    Adam
     
  2. shanemcg45

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    That's exactly what I was gonna do. I haven't got an answer, but when I do, I'll let you know. Hopefully someone on here has done this.
     
  3. dallassnowman

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    Thats kinda what I was thinking goood idea..Anyone know????
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    try this out .5" for big and the bigger 2" for small ones.

    autometer phantoms

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    2 5/8's with a little persuasion
     
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    That is very nice.. would you share the Auto Meter part numbers for the gauges??

    Also did you have to do any mod's to the bezel??

    Thanks,

    Supergas
     
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    Thats AWESOME.. :saweet: :thinking: :bow: ....can you give more info??? How did you install all them?? New gauges then how did you wire them??? I'm a rookie but will try anything with enough direction. The whole plastic contact crap that chevorlet used to to wire factory gauges sucks.
     
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    the specs are #5814 fuel #5827 oil press #5837 h20 temp #5847 oil temp #5857 tran temp #5889 160 mph elec speedo #5891 volts #5898 10k tach. these are all 2 5/8 for small and 5" for speedo and tach. thay are phantom autometer units. i have included pics of the gauge cluster cover with them installed . i have yet to modify the gauge housing yet to clear the back side. and i have trans temp and oil temp to mount where the vent would be on top right side. i used a factory radio delet plate to fill in the hole and i will cut the 2 holes and put them in there when ready. the speedo is electic to work with my 4l80 swap. it is easy to program for changes in tires or gears. and is acuret to the mile. i have tested it before and it was dead nuts on by the radar unit. to modify the bezel i took a dremil and cut the plastic off and the holes bigger. the hd cut off wheels worked the best for me. thay sliced threw the plastic nice , i broke a few like normal tho. so take your time. ask any questions if needed thanks .

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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i have to finish the install this spring and wire them up yet i will keep all informed of the out come.

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    HOW DID YA wire it????
     
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    sorry i havent got that far yet buddy.
     
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    Oh.......ley us know ! I really want to do that.!!
     
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    these are all electric units and are vary simple to do. 1 wire ground and 1 sensor and 1 hot key on. then lights simple.
     
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    in the 70s cluster in my 84 im going to be putting in a 78 trans am tach in place of the fuel guage and put in either a van or 84 camaro fuel guage in the spot where the little clock would be, fourth small spot
     
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    How did you secure the gauges to the panel?
     
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    with the supplyed brackets. there is a pic or 2 of that.
     
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    I saw the brackets, just kinda hard to tell how it holds them in place...whether the brackets ride over a lip or have tabs that wrap to the outside of the panel then get covered with the bezel/ring on the gauge itself.
     
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    the hole was made just big enofh to fit gauge in and then was clamped to the back side.
     

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