volt.oil, temp gauges

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by cruzn57, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. cruzn57

    cruzn57 cruzn57

    looking to add gauges, but looking for ideas, not just the "add on" look.
    anyone do something neat/clean?

    driving around with no idea of temp, oil press, voltage, just
    doesn't sound like a good idea.

  2. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    I put a custom panel in the Electra using Dakota Digital gauges and like knowing the numbers.

    They actually make kits for a few specific Buicks:


    Not cheap and you need to do a fair bit of electrical plumbing but they supply all sealed cable sensors and it's all electrical connections.

    Only thing I'd change on a do over would be to get white back-light on black background. The blue on white is hard to focus with old eyes :)

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  3. cruzn57

    cruzn57 cruzn57

    that looks good!

    I agree, blue/ purple light are hard to read,

    was looking to keep orig dash, just add some gauges,
  4. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    If you don't consider it heresy they make gauges for some stock dashes. Based on your profile a couple of examples.

    1970-72 Skylark:
    Fitted to OEM bezel:

    1984-87 Regal and Grand National:

    In dash
  5. cruzn57

    cruzn57 cruzn57

    wow, who makes those?
  6. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

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  7. gsgnnut

    gsgnnut Well-Known Member

    I like the old school under the dash trio gauge cluster. I sourced some vintage sun gauges and tachs and mounted the tach in the left blank/clock pod and the trio under the dash. Looks like it was installed in the day.
  8. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    I, too, mounted the tach in the clock pod & oil press + temp + volts under the dash. Works for me.

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