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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 11th, 01, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Which type of gauges are you running and why did you choose them?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 11th, 01, 06:29 AM
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I have always run mechanical, but next time I have decided to run electric, for ease of install and a cleaner look. (the mechanical water temp has that way too long lead that is thick. you cant cut them. I have never had it happen to me but the oil line can rupture, and can cause quite a mess on a carpet...

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old May 11th, 01, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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I've run mech as well.
How do the elec's install?
Where does the elec come in?

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I run mechincal, but I did have the oil line rupture and start a fire. Must have been a sign to restore my 69, been working on it for 4 yrs.


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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old May 11th, 01, 07:48 AM
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I just put a set of mech. gauges in my 67 and I have a problem with the oil pressure reading over 100 psi ,now that the car has sat for a few days it's still reading 40 psi Iam glad it wasn't 0 and telling me it had 40 or 50 psi ,ofcouse it wouldn't take to long to figure that out,
It was a cheap set of gauges about 40.00 ,so I guess you get what you pay for!~!

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I have mechanical's as well but I will be changing to electric soon. My mind was made up when I looked down at my gauges (under dash-just above console)and saw oil rolling around on my console (leak at fitting behind gauge). While I'm at it I am installing a retrofit gauge cluster by Autometer that fits into existing console. Much cleaner appearance.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old May 11th, 01, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Which retrofit gauge cluster is that?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old May 11th, 01, 09:58 AM
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Check out the link here https://www.camaros.net/forum/Forum1/HTML/002781.html There are some pic's.

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