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AutoMeter Gauge Retrofit
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tach 
Hey Gang-
This is a follow up to my previous post on gauge upgrades.  
When considering the change I wanted to maintain as much of the stock aesthetic as possible, so looking at all the options I decided to go the route of retrofitting a set of Auto Meter Cobalt gauges into the original housings.  With the intent of minimal modifications to stock parts it took a bit of trial and error and some backyard engineering but IMHO the results look great.  
I'll post pics of them installed soon.
If folks are interested I can put a "how to" post up a bit later.  


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Gauges used in this upgrade-

Series: Auto Meter Cobalt
ATM-6192  2 1/16"   Voltmeter 
ATM-6137  2 1/16"   Water Temp
ATM-6127  2 1/16"   Oil Pressure
ATM-7915  2 5/8"     Fuel Gauge
ATM-6298  5"           Tachometer 
ATM-6289  5"           Speedometer, Electronic

Accessories:
ATM-5292  Speedometer Sensor
ATM-3298   Connector 3 Terminal (2 sets)- 
ATM-3299   Connector 8 Terminal (2 sets- Tach and Speedo)

"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

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SWEET............I installed a set of Cobalts gauges , and it looks like they corrected something that REALLY BUGS me..... On mine the Oil/Water/Volts verbiage is in the middle so that the needle covers the words when working. It look like the re- positioned the words to the bottom so you can now see them..........I even thought about writing them about this, maybe others actually did thumb

I like the blue light so much that I wired them to be always on Big Grin

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;
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#3
Nice. I recently went with Dakota Digital in my '73.

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real nice also......

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;
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#5
Really nice!! A how-to tutorial would be really useful for someone wanting to do this.
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They do look very good. I would also encourage the tutorial so others can benefit from your time and dedication to making it look right. Good Job!

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#7
Gauges look really good in there.  This is something that I am considering doing over the holidays.  A how-to would be nice.  Any further updates on this?
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#8
Looks great guys :-)

I put speed hut gauges in 2 years ago


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#9
Those Cobalt Gauges look Fantastic! Nice job.

On the 3 center console gauges, do you have any trouble seeing them with everything installed??

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