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Offline matthg40

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Gauge positions
« on: April 09, 2016, 06:21:31 am »
This is more for other people opinions rather than I need a question answering.ive got a boost gauge,oil pressure and oil temp gauge and I can't quite decide where to mount them.now I had them mounted in my last g40 but this time I can't quite decide where to put them where I can see them and where they don't look out of place if that make sense.ive kept my car looking as standard as possible so I don't want them to look like they don't belong.so if any of you  have any gauges in there car can I please ask your opinion of where you have mounted them or where you think I should mount mine please.thanks as always Matt :-)
« Last Edit: April 09, 2016, 06:24:29 am by matthg40 »

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 03:03:08 pm »


Best place in terms of visibility. I've got a Bluetooth speaker for long motorway drives.

There are some neat gauge holders which replace the ashtray but they're LHD only.

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 10:28:18 pm »
Ah mate they they pretty smart did you make them are buy them?

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 10:59:52 am »
They're Stack Pro Control gauges in a cheap gauge holder I bought from eBay. The gauge holder was meant to be temporary as I thought it looked a bit naff when I bought it, but it's quite neat and fits in well so it's stayed.

It's the same as this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-52mm-TRIPLE-Gauge-METER-Pod-Radio-Din-Panel-2-2-INCHES-GAUGE-PANEL-/321619740168?hash=item4ae207c608:g:rT4AAOSwofxUkUdh

I was really after something more like this - but I'm not sure it's worth the extra dosh and the gauges aren't angled towards the driver:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triple-Gauge-Holder-Panel-Plate-Universal-52mm-/321374082597?hash=item4ad3635625:m:mbOpdULii8gOtYNMRcTL_fg

The wideband gauge is in a square piece of wood trimmed in acoustic carpet, it's interference fit in the centre console but it doesn't move unless you give it a good prod.

Most gauge pods are pretty chintzy really. All mounted on the A-pillar and finished in aluminium or fuax carbon fibre. I wanted one made of the same black plastic as the rest of the dashboard. I guess it's not that OEM+ not having a head unit but it's the neatest place to mount them.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2016, 11:01:45 am by Alex »

Offline kwijibo_coupe

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 01:51:15 pm »
I set mine up in a similar way to Alex. 3 in the radio slot and 1 in the centre console.

Who needs a radio in a toy anyway?


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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 04:00:52 pm »
^^ cool pic!

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 07:12:01 pm »

Offline kwijibo_coupe

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 07:15:02 pm »
When does the 'GO BABY GO' light up?

Thanks Alex...Took a few goes to get it how I wanted it.

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 04:05:22 am »
Alex thanks for the links for the gauge holders
And dubstar you've made a cracking job of yours I'm tempted to do that if you don't mind me picching your idea?

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2016, 08:55:46 am »
That LED is lit from the switch in the top of the gearknob. It switches in a bleed-valve so I've got two levels of boost.

I pinched the idea off someone else to be frank, so go ahead! Have a look on my build thread (page 9) for how I developed & fitted it if you want to avoid the pitfalls I did.

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2016, 02:28:12 am »
I can't find your thread maybe I'm looking in the wrong place

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2016, 07:35:26 am »
To anybody that's fitted mechanical oil pressure and oil temp gauges to there g40s.can anyone advise me the easiest way to connect them up?possibly avoiding the sump

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2016, 09:42:55 am »
a t-piece on the oil pressure sensors in the back of the cylinder head.  One already has a t-piece for the oil supply to the charger, add another t-piece to the other one.

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2016, 03:37:30 am »
Thank you so much hayesy I was almost planning to pilot and thread the sump you have saved me an almighty job thank you very much.

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Re: Gauge positions
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2016, 05:39:23 pm »
Anyone know where I can get a t piece from for my gauges? Everyone seems to look at me like I have two heads when I ask for a t piece.uts a simple request but it seems like I'm asking for something for a rocket ship.