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Old 10-02-2007, 08:54 AM   #1
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Default Taking a break from the dirty stuff, making a gauge panel

I thought you guys might enjoy some pics of my latest creation for the lakes roadster. I decided to take a break from chassis work and do a fun little moral booster project. The result is this gauge panel for a hand pressure pump. Destined for under dash duty, A US Gauge co. WWII low range fuel pressure gauge will provides the vital stats. Sometimes itís nice to take a break from the dirty stuff and get recharged.

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Old 10-02-2007, 10:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: Taking a break from the dirty stuff, making a gauge panel

Nice work. I love it when people spend the time on the details. I can only imagine what the rest of the car will look like.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:01 AM   #3
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Default Re: Taking a break from the dirty stuff, making a gauge panel

I hear you. Sometimes you gotta spend some time with the pretty stuff besides all the rust and dirty work. Putting my grill on and mounting headlights charged me up and now I've got a whole new motivation.

Beautiful work...and photography. Are you using a craytex bit to do your engine turning?
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:04 AM   #4
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for the complimentsÖ

This is the second time Iíve engine turned something. I still havenít gotten it 100% down yet. For this go around I used sandpaper laminated to foam double stick tape. It didnít work out as well as expected. The sandpaper wore out pretty quickly. I ended up making a disk for every row. I havenít tried the craytex bits yet.

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Old 10-02-2007, 12:55 PM   #6
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I love it, the brass hardware is a nice touch
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:59 PM   #7
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Nice work!! Where did you find the gauge?

Wish I had known about your project. I sure want to trade a panel mount pump for a cowl mount.
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:04 PM   #8
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terrific work and excellent photos.
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:50 PM   #9
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Very cool! Nice work and neat looking old parts!
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:03 PM   #10
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Man I need to be a machinist. I love engine turned stuff That is gorgeous even if its not 100% perfect, looks great in my book, and best part of all its 100% hand made by you yourself..
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:20 PM   #11
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Man I need to be a machinist. ..
Nah, just need a drill press and a lot of patience.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:39 PM   #12
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u know I thought of that too but with my luck one screw up and id have to start all over again lol
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:00 PM   #13
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Wow I've never seen a fuel pressure gauge used with manual fuel pump. Was that something they did back in the day? Anyway, nice work, I've always thought engine turned stuff was the coolest.
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I've seen a few of these hand pressure pumps, how do they work? What type of engine is it for?
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:17 AM   #15
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Really well thought out and nicely executed. Great pix, too.

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looks great !!
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:08 PM   #17
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thats friggin cool...can't wait to see the rest of it
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:45 AM   #18
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Beautiful parts... Beautiful lighting...
Good to see the cold in Cbus doesn't have you stir crazy.
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Default Re: Taking a break from the dirty stuff, making a gauge panel

Very nice! I know what you mean about getting away from some of the heavy work. I find that kind of stuff to be fun and relaxing.

You do nice work.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:24 PM   #20
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I thought you guys might enjoy some pics of my latest creation for the lakes roadster. I decided to take a break from chassis work and do a fun little moral booster project. The result is this gauge panel for a hand pressure pump. Destined for under dash duty, A US Gauge co. WWII low range fuel pressure gauge will provides the vital stats. Sometimes itís nice to take a break from the dirty stuff and get recharged.

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Great work, Chris.......

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