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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 12, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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New vintage gauges. I'm having trouble

I just installed my new vintage gauges in my 67 convertible. I'm having troubles. The tach jumps all over the place when cruising but not under load. The speedo won't calibrate I can get it into set mode after 2-3 try's but after my mile drive it won't set when I hit the button again. The lights don't come on together and at night one or both may go out for a second or two. I've checked all my connections, all my wires are crimped, gauges are grounded behind the cluster directly to the body with a sheet metal screw and the paint is scrubbed off. I feel like everything is connected solid.

Any ideas before I call new vintage?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 12, 10:08 AM
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Re: New vintage gauges. I'm having trouble

I assume you purchased the correct senders from NV. Was thinking of going with the 69 type from NV, so I am subscribing to this thread. Please keep us posted of outcome. Good luck.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 12, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New vintage gauges. I'm having trouble

All the senders but the speedo came with the gauges. The speedo sender was purchased separatly but it is new vintage brand. I got everything from summit racing
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Just to be sure you have a good ground, you might try a grounding washer or star washer if you have not already done so.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 12, 11:00 AM
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Re: New vintage gauges. I'm having trouble

One more comment on grounding, make sure the chassis has a good ground to the motor and the battery. If your ground between the chassis and the battery sucks then no matter what you do under the dash it won't help.

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