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Technical Dolphin gauges

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55zephyr, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. 55zephyr
    Joined: Sep 5, 2013
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    Hi all, I'm looking to replace the speedo and gauges in my 49 Chevy 3100. I've used Dolphin gauges in my other cars and found them to be great. Would the 5" pair fit in the dash without any cutting or modifying? I've seen quite a few trucks for sale with this gauge setup so assumed it to be a straightforward swap.
    Cheers, Ron.
     
  2. mike in tucson
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    from Tucson

  3. 55zephyr
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  4. Blue One
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    Classic Instruments, the only way to go.
     
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  5. gimpyshotrods
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    If you have a dolphin, use Dolphin gauges.
     
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  6. Bandit Billy
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    In Miami they're traditional.
     
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  7. Flathead Dave
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    I run Dolphin Gauges. Nothing wrong with them.
     
  8. Ryan
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    Gauges are super important to me... I just can't get myself to run new gauges in an old car.
     
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  9. mikhett
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    IM running Omega classics in my 56 Vicky.USA made.Look at my album pics under my profile.
     
  10. I always thought they were ugly, like all modern street rod crap.
     
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  11. What's a fish got 2 do with gauges ?
     
  12. HUSSEY
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    I'm running New Vintage. The are a bit pricey but I ordered them from Summit when they had they on sale for 10% off bringing them down to $575. I've seen them on sale there one other time...might keep your eye peeled.

    I just recently got them installed and hooked up. I did send the quad gauge back to them to have the fuel gauge converted from 280-33 ohm to 0-90 ohm to work the the fuel pump/sender unit in my tank. Really good customer service. So far no complaints.

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  13. gimpyshotrods
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    Dolphins are not fish. They are mammals, like you and me.
     
  14. ^and have been having problems scoring points
     
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  15. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
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    Except their name! Might be ok in a boat.
     
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  16. e z i
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    Silly question, (on my part), what's wrong with the factory gauges?
     

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