Move the Needle With Auto Meter
REHASH YOUR DASH WITHOUT THE BACKLASH!
Rehash your dash without the backlash!
Unless you’re in a late-model car with an electrical glitch, there’s no reason to have jittery gauge needles. Now, I don’t know about you but I like my cars dialed in—literally. I can’t stand gauges that stick—or don’t work—and if gauge needle rotation isn’t smooth it’s enough to make you want to park the car and tear apart the dashboard. This also happens to be a common problem with older classics.
That said, gauges are an important part of your car. They’re responsible for relaying vehicle diagnostics to the driver, and it’s the one part of your car that literally stares back at you while you drive. So when it comes time to update or replace the gauges in your ride, go with a company that needs little to no introduction: Auto Meter.
A trusted brand since 1957, Auto Meter has revolutionized the way racers and vehicle builders think about instrumentation and vehicle electronics. Founded by Vern Westberg, he spent his early days pouring sand castings in his family’s backyard, while his sons would help him assemble products in their basement at night. Since then, the quality and pride they pour into each of their products hasn’t changed and they continue to be the benchmark by which professional racers and top show contenders swear by.
In this tech installment, we decided to replace the gauges on a project bomb and we went with Auto Meter’s two-piece gauge kit. (Instrument gauges installed by Jesse Alvarez at Custom Dimensions Audio & Fabrication in El Monte, California.) Like most old cars, the gauges in the bomb
were shot. Some were nonfunctional, others were too weathered to repair, and we wanted to go with replacement units that sported a classic appeal with a modern soul. To fill that void, we went with a kit from Auto Meter (PN 1803). The kit comes with two gauges: one 5-inch quad gauge (which reads water temp, voltage, oil pressure, and fuel levels) as well as a 5-inch speedometer. Finished in antique beige and an elegant chrome bezel, each of the gauges feature period-correct typeface, and the look, accuracy, and
dependability you’ve come to expect from Auto Meter.
Included in the kit is a single-wire 1⁄8-inch NPT temperature sender and an 1⁄8-inch NPT oil pressure sender. The voltmeter reads from 8-18 V on negative ground electrical systems and fuel level resistance range is 240 ohms empty to 33 ohms full (compatible with Auto Meter’s 3262 fuel level sender). Installation for the product was really as easy as remove and replace, and our best piece of advice is to take your time.
"A TRUSTED BRAND SINCE 1957, AUTO METER HAS REVOLUTIONIZED THE WAY RACERS AND VEHICLE BUILDERS THINK ABOUT INSTRUMENTATION AND VEHICLE ELECTRONICS."
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