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Old 10-31-2007, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default stewart warner gauge panels

I've seen all the threads on stewart warner gauges and gauge panels in general. I would like to know if we can get a collection of stewart warner gauge panels with their years of production and names.

here is what I have to contribute to the list:

the Mate 3 gauge panel


The Ensign 5 gauge panel


The Hollywood (aka Master) 8 gauge panel


Navigator 5 gauge panel


I've also seen a really neat 10 gauge panel that I haven't seen a name listed for (or if it is really S&W).


so, please post up all your pictures and information of stewart warner gauge panels

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Old 11-01-2007, 10:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

anyone have any other pictures or information to add??
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:13 AM   #3
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I've never seen the 10 gauge one before--really neat. I suspect it may have been made for boats with two engines and sets of gauges? The Hollywood is already getting pretty close to too much information for one installation, and I can't think of enough gauges I'd really want for 10 holes...
The Hollywood came with several different faceplates: I think they had different names depending on the finish. I think there were wrinkle black, plaid-looking, engine turned...
I do have some old catalogs and flyers...will see what I can dig up.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:14 AM   #4
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I think one of my catalogs has a wider version like a stretch ensign...much like typical '32 roadster rod dashes. Will look.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:32 AM   #5
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This one went with my 32

Note the double temp gauge ......... each side of your flattie
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:42 AM   #6
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

That 10-gauger is not SW, I think it's AC.

The wide one you're thinking of Bruce is basically a piece of stainless with a slightly rolled edge. Fits nicely in a '32 dash, as found in Milner's coupe.

Most all of the other SW panels came with different inserts available, such as woodgrain, black crinkle, engine turned, chrome/black verticle lines, and sometimes plain black or plain white. I've never seen the checkerboard like on the Mate at the top of this page.

Parr Automotive (or maybe its Southern Rods) sells the Ensign brand new, still made by SW. Don't think any of the others are currently being produced, but maybe that could be changed with some gentle prodding from the hot rod community.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:28 PM   #7
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

bruce, I've got the navigator in my 28 roadster, a hollywood sitting in my cellar and my 32 came with the polished stainless insert that is the full width of the dash like alchemy is talking about.

for a flatty the 8 gauge is nice with the twin water temps. looking at the 10 gauge panel I was thinking about all kinds of interesting things like fuel pressure, vacuum/boost, oil temp, etc. that could be added. would make a very easily diagnosed engine if you were having troubles.

alchemy, who is "AC"?? don't recognize the name??
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:31 PM   #8
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

AC as in made parts for GM, later to be AC-Delco. I don't know who Mr. A is or Mr. C is.

Somewhere I have price lists that show these SW panels "loaded", as in full of shiney new winged gauges. For all of about $89. But that was 1956.

I have an extensive collection of vintage Stewart Warner documentation. Numerous catalogs and product dealer sheets, repair manuals for everything gauge related they ever made, corporate annual reports, and even stock certificates. If anybody has any requests IN PARTICULAR, ask and maybe I can scan it to post. But don't be in a hurry, cause Bruce has never taught me how to keep my library orderly.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:33 PM   #9
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

here's mine just waiting to go into something. Probably the modified project
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:42 PM   #10
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I believe AC stands for Albert Champion...founder of both what started as the Albert Champion Company, and eventually became AC Spark Plugs, then AC-Delco.................and Champion Spark Plugs.
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:12 PM   #11
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

anyone have dates of manufacture of any of these panels?? Have yet to hear when SW started making these....
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:41 PM   #12
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

here is another SW guage panel another guy on here is trying to figure out what it came out of..any ideas?
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:34 PM   #13
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

I replied to his intial thread, heres the link. This one is out of a 1934 Nash.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...=1#post2331619
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:47 PM   #14
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

Date codes on my gauges were late 40's I think
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:59 PM   #15
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

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anyone have dates of manufacture of any of these panels?? Have yet to hear when SW started making these....
Mines a 1954
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:55 PM   #16
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

I really like this 1936 Packard gauge panel for sale on ebay. Too bad the price is a bit steep...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1936-...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:31 PM   #17
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

The ten gauge panel is for GM diesel application. Originally filled with ac gauges, it will accomodate SW as well. The bad think about the Southern Rods panels is they don't have the same insert fit as the old originals, and have no old-style light socket set-ups in back.
The 36 packard panel was mine.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:55 PM   #18
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

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I really like this 1936 Packard gauge panel for sale on ebay. Too bad the price is a bit steep...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1936-...spagenameZWDVW
Damn, i was bidding on that too...man 1033.00 is definitley a bit steep...

here it is and here's another SW I like
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:27 PM   #19
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Default Re: stewart warner gauge panels

Were any made undrilled so you could fit whatever sized instruments you had? Are they available new anywhere?

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Old 11-30-2007, 10:28 AM   #20
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Does Stewart-Warner still make the 4500 RPM tach? It would be perfect for my banger.
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