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Hot Rods 4 3/8 Diameter Gauges for a '39 Ford DeLuxe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by barebones32, May 12, 2021.

  1. barebones32
    Joined: Sep 29, 2005
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    What are folks doing for gauges to replace the stock gauges in a '39 Ford dash with 4 3/8 diameter holes?
     
  2. Dak Rat
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    I would like to know as well.
     
  3. Weld 'em up and holesaw to size you wish.
     
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  5. Tomastudor
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    My Stewart Warner 3 in 1 gauges are for 4 3/8" holes. Part no 82258.
     
  6. theHIGHLANDER
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    I used the New Vintage gauges. I really like em, the fonts, the look, curved glass, made in Ferndale, MI. They're in my 39 dash.
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    Ok, 2 things here. 1st there's an indexing notch in the side of the housing. I filed it off vs tring to cut a receiving notch for it in my dash. 2nd, and it's not a hateful deal but I'm my own worst enemy, once in the dash panel the gauge bezels are straight or flat. Once in and snugged up you can see a light white edge top and bottom because the 39 dash has a very slight curve. I fixed that by giving the housing a light scuff and coloring it in with permanent black marker. Now it effectively disappears and all you see is chrome. I really like em and conceded to the digital odometer. They also come complete with the senders and harness plugs as well as detailed instructions. You will have to get a trans speedo adapter to run the electronic speedometer. Was also very easy and any 3 wire will do. Reach out if you want more info, good stuff, and no I don't work there...;)
     
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  7. barebones32
    Joined: Sep 29, 2005
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    Thanks! I saw these online and they look pretty good to me.


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  8. 1951/52 Ford truck ?
     
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  9. Chebby belair
    Joined: Apr 17, 2006
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    from Australia

    Does your temp gage work? I put a NV gage in my 41, and it looks OK.
    Problem is the elec sender is so short I'm not sure it even gets wet.
     
  10. theHIGHLANDER
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    I don't know yet, but I'm sure it'll read coolant in the flathead. You can check your gauge with a gentle conservative warm up using a lighter. That might tell you if it's a flow or sender issue. Or you could hit it with an ohm meter cold then again warmed up. If you get a proper change it's the gauge, if you get nothing it's obviously the sender, which should see a rise in temp even if it's not in the water as it would pick up heat anyways.
     

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