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Old 10-18-2005, 05:09 AM
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I am looking to use a couple of 5" guages in the stock locations in my 68 camaro. 5" Tach and speedo. I will not be running a console in the car, i plan just to have a carpeted tunnel with my new B&M shifter there. I plan on using 3 x 2-1/16 guages for fuel/water/oil mounted in the centre dash area.

I think i have decided to use the Ultra Lite series Autometers, the silver faced guages should blend well together with the shifter, billet door handles and winders, and my motorised Pioneer in-dash tv screen. The phantom series of guages are also on my short list. Interior will be stock black with recaro front seats retrimmed to match.

My questions are:
A) Should i go for an electronic speedo or the mechanical version. The electronic one will be more flexible to calibrating to an 18" wheel diameter i assume? Gearbox is a T350. I see autometer now do a KPH speedo which is handy for us over here in Australia.

B) It looks like some of you guys have used pedestal type mount tachs in the dash location, is there a reason for this? Easier mounting perhaps? I would prefer to buy a pedestal type Tach, so i can remove it, then mount the shift light on column. Do the in dash mount type guages have the plug on them to hook an external shift light otherwise?

C) The fuel level guage (part no: 4314) 0-90 Ohms for GM '65-UP should work ok with my stock tank sender yeah?

Anything i haven't thought of? I'd hate to order the wrong guages.
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Old 10-22-2005, 12:08 AM
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Old 10-22-2005, 12:46 AM
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I have the Autometer Ultralites in my car. I put in the electronic speedo just for the ease of calibration. Well, that and I liked the digital odometer display. Anyway, I also used a pedestal shift light tach in my dash. I also got an LED shift light and inset it into the dash as well. My car is a 77 Camaro, but you should get the idea from the pics. And the fuel level guage labeled for the GM car, well, it should work fine with your stock stuff.
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:14 PM
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Thanks Zbugger, thats the kind of info i'm looking for....

Is that a big hose clamp you have around the tach to hold it in?

Looks like the tach and speedo have a slighty different profile on the surround? Looks good, dude, nice work.
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Yeah, that's actually a couple smaller hose clamps I used to hold it in place. Also, the surrounds are different. I really don't care as I already had the tach. It was easier to do that than get the separate components and a new tach.

Autometer also makes a Pro Light shift light that use a RPM Pill to set.

Also, for a cleaner look, you can get this RPM activated module to light up a Quick Light shift light. That way you can keep the standard tach with the same surround as your speedometer.
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Years Later can somebody post pics of their 67-68 Pod dash with Dakota Digitals vtx or vlxor Autometers Phantom" thanks !
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Years Later can somebody post pics of their 67-68 Pod dash with Dakota Digitals vtx or vlxor Autometers Phantom" thanks !
Search would be the best option for those photos. I google up the Dakotal Digitals VTX. Autometer's don't fit the bezel, but I have used Autometer ultra-lites in the 67-68 Camaro Dash in the past. Just in a street car you need things like turn signals, and I have found that New Vintage USA was the best option. Don't like their colors, then you can have custom gauges built.

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Firing up an old post.

Anybody ever use these guys and are they still in business?

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As far as I know East Bay Muscle Cars is still in business. I sure hope so, they build some very trick cars. I have not personally used any of their parts but would not be afraid to, very nice stuff.
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