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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:34 pm 
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I've been looking around at gauges quite a bit lately. I always thought I'd go with a full compliment of VDO's, but now that it's decision time, I'm finding shortcomings that I'm not willing to live with (such as max 7k rpm tachometer readout - really?). Then, just recently I discovered Stack gauges. Made in the UK, they have different price points from full professional stepper motor gauges ($$$), to the more affordable electronic type, and even some full mechanical gauges. I love pretty much everything about them, but they are a bit pricey compared to VDO - but their price includes the sending unit, so it's not really that much more expensive.

http://www.stackltd.com/tacho1.html

Summit Racing and Jegs appear to stock their full lineup.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:47 pm 
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Wheezer wrote:
I've been looking around at gauges quite a bit lately. I always thought I'd go with a full compliment of VDO's, but now that it's decision time, I'm finding shortcomings that I'm not willing to live with (such as max 7k rpm tachometer readout - really?).


I bought a set of VDO Vision gauges. They do have an 8k rpm tachometer, but it's in the larger 4" diameter housing. Don't know if that's a dealbreaker or not.

I bought mine from eGauges.com.

Here's a photo and more details from my build thread post.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:52 pm 
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I kind of like these:
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Speedway also stocks classic instrumentation gauges, not for my car, but they are pretty neat:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:52 pm 
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I just found this site, http://greatlakesskipper.com/category-1/56_68-boat-gauges-oil.html, I don't know much about the gauges or the vendor, but they are cheap and there are a lot of styles. Plus they're for boats, so they're probably a bit more weather resistant.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:42 pm 
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I bought these from a fellow member a couple of years age and I love them. Autometer Golden Oldies I think they're called. David


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:36 pm 
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Wheezer wrote:
...I'm finding shortcomings that I'm not willing to live with (such as max 7k rpm tachometer readout - really?)...

I'm having similar problems finding a good tach for my truck, except I'm looking for one with a 4000 or so limit. Merc flathead.

Every time I drive it and see 8000 rpm on a guage where I shift around 3000, drives me mad! :BH:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:18 am 
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Mach68 wrote:
Wheezer wrote:
...I'm finding shortcomings that I'm not willing to live with (such as max 7k rpm tachometer readout - really?)...

I'm having similar problems finding a good tach for my truck, except I'm looking for one with a 4000 or so limit. Merc flathead.

Every time I drive it and see 8000 rpm on a gauge where I shift around 3000, drives me mad! :BH:
Hey, just think of it at eco-driving! :mrgreen:

eGauges.com has a bunch of different gauge sets. The VDO Vision ones that I have also have an available 0-4000 rpm, 3 3/8" tach:
http://www.egauges.com/vdo_ind.asp?Type ... PN=333-163

It looks like there are a few other options are 4,000, but I'm not sure what kind of gauge face or size you're looking for, but eGauges might have what you're looking for.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:56 am 
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Mach 68,

Try Speed Hut ....

http://www.speedhut.com/

They have 4 and 6K tachs with various different gauge faces.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:57 pm 
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I used the Autometer Platinum Series.
I like the look of the plain silver faces with the black lettering, kind of clean and tidy yet not too fussy.
Of course getting a deal didn't hurt either :D .
So far they have performed perfectly.

Al


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