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Technical What guages are you guys using

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by sdluck, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. sdluck
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,407


    I am going to up date the gauges and need a speedo that will work with my quick change.What are you guys using
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  2. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,429

    from oregon

    Stewart Warner

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  3. sdluck
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,407


    Thanks buddy
  4. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,664

    from Minnesota

    Old Stewart Warner green lines.
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  5. Happydaze
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 933


    I suppose it depends on what you mean by 'work'. If work is taken to mean will be (kinda) accurate and remain that way following the QC gears being changed without the need for changing speedometer drives in the gearbox, or having some kind of adjustable mechanical conversion device (which may or may not exist), the answer must surely be an electronic speedometer with a gps sensor.

    That's what I have and why I have it in my as yet untested project. I couldn't fathom another way!

    Now, whether the gears will ever be changed is another matter, or indeed thread!

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  6. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,532


    Though not traditional, X2 on the GPS speedo. Put one in 4x4 truck with oversized tires. Summit sourced, around $330 total: electronic gauge, chrome cup, and sensor. Dead nuts accurate.
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  7. I have a 3-set of Summit 2 5/8" gauges in my Ford, they work well and look great at night.
  8. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,085

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    In the coup I have a flatty with a t5... and I am running a vintage SW 160mph mechanical speedo... I bought a set of driven gears for the T5 gear ratio and my current tire height. Did the calculation and picked the right gear and put it in... very simple.
    Another, very inexpensive option would be to download the Ulysee Speedometer app (I think its $0.99)
    I have a USB charger and a magnetic mount in my car as I use my phone for GPS and other things when I am traveling.
    This app works great has a bunch of features and did I mention its 99 cents
    Screenshot_20200205-074956_Ulysse Speedometer Pro.jpg Screenshot_20200205-075504_Ulysse Speedometer Pro.jpg
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  9. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 904


    I like the Sun Green Line gauges the best. At night they are beautiful..

    Sun Green Line at night.jpg
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  10. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,033

    ramblin dan

    I'm trying to collect old steward warner gauges when I go to swap meets and on line. I've had pretty good luck finding them in various places and good prices. I lucked out about a year ago when I went to a garage sale and came across an engine turned panel with a full set of these gauges from the sixties. I began talking to the guy selling them and found out his dad was a locally famous drag racer and car painter in the early days who had a 34 coupe and turned out I knew his dad from local car shows. Because I knew his dad and because of the car I was putting them in he sold me the whole panel full of gauges for five bucks. It was then I heard his dad had passed that winter. His dad was known for painting cars with lacquer paint while smoking cigars and had died of lung cancer.
  11. sdluck
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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  12. sdluck
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    Anybody else?
  13. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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    auto meter old tyme black 1708_42.jpg
  14. 32Dan
    Joined: Nov 22, 2017
    Posts: 116

    from Chino, CA

    Classic Instruments
  15. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,592

    from norcal

    Black and white SW, bought at Napa about 15 years ago
  16. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,530


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  17. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,049

    from Raytown Mo

    With a quick change? I’d get an electric speedo that you like and use a gps sending unit. Then it’s always correct regaurdles of gear change
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  18. I have a set of So Cal gauges in my coupe now but the curved lenses, red and white football and 200 MPH speedo kinda puts me off. I bought a brand new [discontinued] set of Classic Mooneyes gauges...not the cheezy ones made by Mooneyes but real live American made Classic units.... 34oilpressurecruise.jpg
  19. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
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    Those Autometer gauges are very well made but there are a lot of fakes out there..
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  20. TimCT
    Joined: Jun 6, 2017
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    Another vote for the vintage green lines.

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  21. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,237


    Ford Racing Black Face.[​IMG]
    By Auto Meter. Notice the "Ford" oval script in the Bezel. Tach also.
    Have no idea why pic didn't post.
  22. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,883

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    QC,? do you change the gear set from time too time or stay with same{ Ya I know QC is designed for using def gears}
    There is some 12 volt speed-o's that run of a magnet on drive shaft,so that type has to be set for a gear n tire set/same for standard rears. Model A speed-o ran off front hub from cable drive.>>>but stock "A" speed-o can be run of a newer tranny( 1960s standard shift or auto with tailshaft cable drive to speed-o=that's how I have my own working in my 1928 "A"/I spliced a 57 Ford speedo cable to "A" speed-o an it came out only off by 2 mph. with my 3.0 rear and hot rod tires on my rod.
    Or you can just use the GPS in your phone now days for speed-o too.

    The guages I have used in the passed were what I could find free back then,best was out of 50s Studys{ SW} but have replace with new as broke. my28Dash.jpg
  23. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,530


    Here are the original Moon gauges, made by U.S. Gauge for Dean Moon.
  24. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
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    Lloyd's paint & glass

  25. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,710

    Kiwi 4d

    @DDenny , good luck with your new stupid warner gauges, they look nice for sure . I have had two speedos go bad , they replaced the first one . I sent the second to an instrument specialist and he said after 1500 miles it was just plain worn out junk . Well the speedo still reads but odo is not. I think several other HAMBers reported the same.
  26. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,516

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Classic Instruments Hotrod series.
    The only way to go.
  27. 4speed411
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
    Posts: 272


    Classic Instruments IMG_20190713_184834574.jpg
  28. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 3,296


    Is that a ribbed aluminum oil filter housing repurposed as an insulated cup holder? Genius!
  29. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,172


    image.jpg SW Greenlines for fuel, volts, oil pressure and water temp. Speedhut built a custom GPS speedo and tach to match...
  30. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,118


    Classic. Good stuff.

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