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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 19, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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Gauge Suggestions - 1968 SS

Hey all, so I just finished with my LS2 build. I had a 350 previously, and I believe my gauges are Autometer.

Anyways since everything is hooked up on computers, the gauges are going crazy and I think it's time for something new. I prefer standard gauges vs digital dash

Can anyone give me suggestions on what would fit my 68? and if you have a direct link .. thank you

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I would take a look at Autometer.

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I Like this one, wondering if it's a direct fit without having to get the LS2 install kit which comes separate.



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Re: Gauge Suggestions - 1968 SS

I used that set in a 67 years ago.

I actually like the Dakota Digital VHX a lot better.

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Re: Gauge Suggestions - 1968 SS

If I were building a car today I wold use a digital dash only because it allows data recording. I much prefer mechanical gauges that work with the ignition off.

If you were to use a set up as above it will work fine (not interfere with the computer) with all Mechanical gauges. I had a full set of Autometer 270 degree sweep mechanical black faced (because I drove mostly in daylight) Pro Comp gauges in my last car with the only electrical gauges being the Tachometer, voltage, air/fuel, and exhaust gas temp.

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I'm with Dave - mechanical gauges. Keep period correct - S&W = Stewart Warner.

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I love the Dakota digital gauges in mine. I have had the VHX and now the HDX series. They even have a RTX series that is very retro. Connect the gauges with the PCM via their OBD2 BIM module.

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Re: Gauge Suggestions - 1968 SS

I like the dakota’s too but prefer the 6pc gauges like the autometer.

I was told i need the LS install kit with that



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I like the dakota’s too but prefer the 6pc gauges like the autometer.

I was told i need the LS install kit with that



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Yes those parts are metric adapters for the LS engine and the resistor is needed so the tach will work.

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AutoMeter's GM LS engine gauge installation kits feature specialized components to ease the installation of an LS engine into your ride. AutoMeter has done the legwork for you and includes a full color installation guide that not only details the use of the included metric adapter fittings, short depth water temperature sensor, and tachometer resistor, but also covers installation procedures for other commonly monitored parameters.

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Yes those parts are metric adapters for the LS engine and the resistor is needed so the tach will work.


Thank you. Just wanted to make sure since the mechanic said it looked short for my 6speed.


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Thank you. Just wanted to make sure since the mechanic said it looked short for my 6speed.


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I'm with Dave - mechanical gauges. Keep period correct - S&W = Stewart Warner.
I like the "period look" of SW gauges under the dash with an old-school tach on the column- unless you can afford the factory in-dash tach.

If you have the cash, Vegas's recommendation looks the closest to stock to me; I like it a lot. Can't stand digital gauges !

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I'm putting Dakota RTX Gauges in my 68. Should have pictures in about 6 weeks.

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I used the New Vintage 68 Series gauges in my 68. They have a similar look to the stock gauges but give you all the information you need right there in front of you. Kind of retro but modern.

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Here is what I did. Carbon fiber dash carrier with stock gauges.
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