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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bbrix, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. bbrix
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 5

    bbrix
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    from idaho

    The gauges in my 62 unibody have gone bad. I tested them yesterday. I would like to go from the 6 volt sluster system to a 12 volt. Are there gauges that are compatible with my cluster?
     
  2. 302aod
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 275

    302aod
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    from Pelham,Tn.

    62 was 12 volt and no, you can just get an aftermarket gauge cover and install regular gauges.
     
  3. bbrix
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 5

    bbrix
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    from idaho

    Sorry, yes this is a 12 volt system, but aren't the temp and gas gauges 6 volt and a cluster voltage stabilizer is used to reduce the voltage? Thanks 302aod for the input. The original gauges are much more expensive that I had hoped and thought I could replace the old gauges for upgrades in the same cluster location. bob
     
  4. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,871

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    just curious, how did you test the gauges?
     

  5. Yes, it seems odd that ALL of them went bad at once. :confused:
     
  6. ThomasN
    Joined: Oct 17, 2012
    Posts: 11

    ThomasN
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    from spokane wa

    off subject but is there a 6 volt pos gr gauge available for my 53 vic after market cluster?
    Thanks
     
  7. You are better off starting your own thread so its seen.
     
  8. bbrix
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 5

    bbrix
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    from idaho

    I tested gauges with two d cell batteries in series. Put them together and checked with a meter. Had power, but no movement in gauges. The voltage stabilizer is shot. It actually smoked. Thinking it took out gauges because they worked, sort of, until that point.
     
  9. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    what did you have connected to the sender terminals on the gauges?
     

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