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RichPugh
About a year ago, I spoke with Palo Alto Speedometer about their 914/6 triple cluster gauge. I assume it is still avail. Is there any other option to get a combo gauge for a 914/6 application with Fuel level, oil pressure and oil temp readings? I'm eliminating the center console in my car and would like one clean simple gauge if possible. I also saw the option of getting a standard 911 oil temp/pressure gauge and modifying a 930 tach to change the boost gauge portion of it to be the fuel gauge.

This one is my first choice... Just checking to see if there were options or anyone selling one similar.

- Rich

This would be my first option...
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These would be my 2nd option... Converting the Bar boost gauge into a fuel gauge.
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mepstein
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RichPugh
QUOTE(mepstein @ Oct 6 2020, 11:41 AM) *


Tease! :wink:
Cairo94507
Here is what Hartmut at Palo Alto Speedo did for my car: I love them.

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Retroracer
Another option: depending on how period correct you want to be on looks; I'll be putting this combo of refurbished gauges up for sale soon. Lettering, scales and looks as per original GT spec., with the 10K tach replaced with Bosch internals. Repainted bezels on both, tested and ready to rock.

Doesn't solve your fuel gauge or speedometer needs, but could be an option to consider.

- Tony

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Optimusglen
Another thought. Use the regular 911 gauge for oil, then a mount a standalone fuel level gauge inside the glove compartment. Check it only when you need to type of deal.
porschetub
QUOTE(Retroracer @ Oct 7 2020, 09:24 AM) *

Another option: depending on how period correct you want to be on looks; I'll be putting this combo of refurbished gauges up for sale soon. Lettering, scales and looks as per original GT spec., with the 10K tach replaced with Bosch internals. Repainted bezels on both, tested and ready to rock.

Doesn't solve your fuel gauge or speedometer needs, but could be an option to consider.

- Tony

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Very nice Tony,do you do these @ home ?...look very clean first.gif .
I have 911 gauges and VDO fuel gauge in the dash around where the cig lighter would normally be,easy to read and a good solution,was done by the PO.
Retroracer
QUOTE(porschetub @ Oct 6 2020, 02:39 PM) *

QUOTE(Retroracer @ Oct 7 2020, 09:24 AM) *

Another option: depending on how period correct you want to be on looks; I'll be putting this combo of refurbished gauges up for sale soon. Lettering, scales and looks as per original GT spec., with the 10K tach replaced with Bosch internals. Repainted bezels on both, tested and ready to rock.

Doesn't solve your fuel gauge or speedometer needs, but could be an option to consider.

- Tony



Very nice Tony,do you do these @ home ?...look very clean first.gif .
I have 911 gauges and VDO fuel gauge in the dash around where the cig lighter would normally be,easy to read and a good solution,was done by the PO.


@porschetub - thx! After posting a "how to" thread on the 10K tach I built for my car, I subsequently made a few others and found some eager buyers (on this site). Very much still in the hobby / part time realm for me, but I have done another batch, this time modifying a few oil temp / pressure gauges to match the GT versions. They are quite time consuming, involve multiple disciplines (metal work, electronics, paint prep, etc.) but the end result is quite satisfying.

FYI, original thread is here: http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=341379


- Tony


914forme
@RichPugh Let me see what I got, I may have one left.

@mepstein thanks for thinking of me Mark
JmuRiz
And thanks for reminding me that I STILL haven't sent my stuff to 914forme headbang.gif
I'm going triple gauge with the parts from the gauges that came with my motor, a 9111 8k tach (when I get it) and putting my clock in the top of my deposit box (kind of how the 916 with the tan interior had)

The best solution is the 930 tach with the boost reconfigured and a triple gauge to the left...last I checked 930 tachs were $$$, but it sure does look good.
mepstein
QUOTE(JmuRiz @ Oct 7 2020, 01:33 PM) *

And thanks for reminding me that I STILL haven't sent my stuff to 914forme headbang.gif
I'm going triple gauge with the parts from the gauges that came with my motor, a 9111 8k tach (when I get it) and putting my clock in the top of my deposit box (kind of how the 916 with the tan interior had)

The best solution is the 930 tach with the boost reconfigured and a triple gauge to the left...last I checked 930 tachs were $$$, but it sure does look good.

Ask Stephen about a 930 like gauge. I think he was going to make something similar from a 911 tach. If you are going to take apart the gauge anyway, I'm not sure it has to be a turbo gauge.
targa72e
I used the stock 914 tach and fuel gauge guts. I had to trim part of the circuit board of the fuel gauge to get it to fit. I purchased some small 12V LEDs with the plan to put that in for the reserve light. Fuel gauge works in reverse with empty on the right. Need to move high beam indicator to top of gauge and re-label portion around fuel gauge.

john



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Montreal914
@targa72e

John, very nice integration of the stock fuel gauge. Been wondering if this could be achieved by cutting the lower part of the tach with a similar opening as the stock fuel gauge, but I much prefer your cleaner approach. Any chance the movement could be reversed electronically? Also it would be nice to be able to get a small silver dot needle. Don't know if NHS sells them separately...

As for the high beam light, you could decide to use the one for the parking lights in the speedometer and replace the green gel for the blue one you got from your tach.

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targa72e
I am not sure it you could reverse it electronically. You would still need the spring to want the gauge to read zero on the other side. Could probably use a different movement and change the electronics to match the fuel sender.

john
gereed75
These are pretty simple mechanical devices once you venture inside them. You are only limited to what can be done by imagination and some creative handiwork and pilfering parts/mechanisms from the variety of gages out there. Additionally all the movements in various styles are available from VDO

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Retro, I would be very interested in a 10k tach if you do another batch
targa72e
Looking at this thread you could have the gauge move the correct direction and get a silver dot on the needle.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=328491


john
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