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Old 07-23-2007, 11:13 PM   #61
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Love that Pierce dash!
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:03 AM   #62
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this is a great thread. should be done about every 6 months...
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:31 AM   #63
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That boat is the tits. Do you know what sort of engine that is?
It's a Curtiss engine in Horace Dodge's 1927 boat
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:17 AM   #64
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Post from the last gauge thread...

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Why, these things are cool...

Kinda O/T in a way but knowing Ryans interest in race cars I thought I'd throw in a few pics of some older tachs, one makes it in terms of the cutoff year, it's from a a '69 Brabham BT29 here at the shop...









This one is outside the cutoff year by a few but I thought that the fact it is from Mario Andrettis' F1 Championship winning Lotus 79 that we could let it slide...

And yes, it is actually registering RPM at the time of the first picture.





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Old 07-24-2007, 04:53 PM   #65
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Here is a pic of the instr. panel on the Venus, circa 1953.


These are all Stewart Warners except the outer two on the upper row. They are probably made by US Gauge Co.

The speedo is an SW that was converted to higher speed by the Maring Co.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:01 PM   #66
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I always liked these green ones. I have had several... never a tach or speedo though.



These are called "Twin Blue" <= for real!! It irks me to no end when people call these things by names like Custom Series or Greenline. There's too much mis-information in this hobby, so stop perpetuating if you don't know. I have the catalogs to show it.

As for finding tachs and speedos in the Twin Blue pattern, you will see 200 small gauges to every speedo you find. And, most of the speedos are marine, so they won't have an odometer. Tachs are almost as rare, unless you want an electric, and they are only half as rare.

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Old 07-24-2007, 05:04 PM   #67
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Thanks Alchemy; I appreciate the info. I tried a Google search of "the Maring company" and turned up zilch. What do you know about them?

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Old 07-24-2007, 06:11 PM   #68
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COOP..badass shot of Varnis Cdan on the first page...
That's from Deuce Day at the petersen, I think... I took a bunch of photos of that one. It's one of those cars that doesn't call a lot of attention to itself, but once you start looking at it, you realize it's perfect.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:09 PM   #69
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I feel bad for you Myke. I'll trade ya a dozen 2 1/8 flat glass SW for your crummy gauges

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Old 07-24-2007, 08:26 PM   #70
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Hey Myke...that speedo guage looks very close to the 140 mph guage that was in the Venus, except for placement of the odometer. Does that speedo have any kind of year date on it?

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Old 07-24-2007, 11:50 PM   #71
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my turn. The dash in my special.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:58 PM   #72
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I forgot a before picture
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:29 AM   #73
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Now that's the SHIT right there.........sweet !!
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:12 AM   #74
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English stuff? C Jag

American stuff

Miller........1915 International Harvester Times were simpler in 1915

French........ 1932 Rosengart Van
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:18 AM   #75
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Great post.. Heres my 33 Plymouth insert in the roadster, the gauges were junk, so I cheated and put new gauges behind the stock plymouth bezels.

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Old 07-25-2007, 07:55 PM   #76
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Here's a few shots of gauges where they belong..

Bobby Green's roadster..



Speed King 3 window cockpit..





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Old 07-25-2007, 09:11 PM   #77
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Cool old SW speedo that I found in the $1 pile at a local swap.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:14 PM   #78
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Cool old SW speedo that I found in a $1 pile at Hershey
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:43 PM   #79
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Hey Myke...that speedo guage looks very close to the 140 mph guage that was in the Venus, except for placement of the odometer. Does that speedo have any kind of year date on it?

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I don't think it does, but I will check it for you.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:02 PM   #80
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Cool old SW speedo that I found in a $1 pile at Hershey
THAT was in a $1 pile?! Holy Moly!
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