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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 08, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Would someone please recommend a decent fuel pressure guage?

I installed a crossram manifold and the Y has a place for a fuel pressure guage. I had an old mechanical one around but the needle bounces and shakes worse than grandpa. Somebody recommend a decent (not terribly expensive) one, and maybe where to get it? Thanks as always gents.....
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 08, 07:58 PM
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Re: Would someone please recommend a decent fuel pressure guage?

well, until I got to the "not real expensive" part...
I've got an autometer electric in my dash, it works great.





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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 08, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Would someone please recommend a decent fuel pressure guage?

Thanks for taking time to reply Jim, I appreciate that. Yeah, I can put a plug in the Y and somebody would know the difference. I just thought a decent guage that didn't jump like it's bein electrocuted to look kinda nice :-) Yeah, don't want to spend more than maybe $30???? Need one just screws into the Y, not electric or nothin. Thanks again.....
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Re: Would someone please recommend a decent fuel pressure guage?

If you don't care where the guage is Summit has a liquid filled gauge that works just fine. Just my two cents
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Re: Would someone please recommend a decent fuel pressure guage?

Try this one from Jegs.
http://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/763500/10002/-1/10339

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 08, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Would someone please recommend a decent fuel pressure guage?

Gents, thank you. I read through many forum threads and every question is answered, every need is met. Unreal. Thanks again..........
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 08, 10:22 AM
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Re: Would someone please recommend a decent fuel pressure guage?

The only one I have had any luck with is the Auto Meter. And yes, I tried the rest of them. If you are running a mechanical fuel pump without a pressure regulator, the needle is going to bounce. If you want a steady needle you have to run a regulator.

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Re: Would someone please recommend a decent fuel pressure guage?

Thank you Eric. I don't use a regulator and hadn't considered adding one. I'd heard (not reliable source) that a liquid filled guage wouldn't bounce like the mechanical one I have. It doesn't reaslly bounce, more like vibrates very very fast, like between 5-8 lbs. It's not cool at all. I may just put a decent looking plug in the Y-bloack, although I really like the guage idea. Thanks again sir.........
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Re: Would someone please recommend a decent fuel pressure guage?

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Thank you Eric. I don't use a regulator and hadn't considered adding one. I'd heard (not reliable source) that a liquid filled guage wouldn't bounce like the mechanical one I have. It doesn't reaslly bounce, more like vibrates very very fast, like between 5-8 lbs. It's not cool at all. I may just put a decent looking plug in the Y-bloack, although I really like the guage idea. Thanks again sir.........
The needle movement is actually the pulse of the pump diaphram, and I agree, I like the look of the pressure gauge.

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