Guest Doug Burton Posted April 29, 2015 Share Posted April 29, 2015 I'm going to install a triple set of gauges in my '61 Buick. I would like to retain the functionality of my current dash idiot lights. This is the set of gauges I am considering:http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNIVERSAL-2-5-8-OIL-PRESSURE-WATER-VOLTAGE-VOLT-TRIPLE-GAUGE-SET-GAUGES-5753-/331111860589?hash=item4d17ce096d&vxp=mtrComments welcome on my choice. I know from past experiences (40 years ago), the probe for the water temp sending unit on these is rather long, so I don't think I "Y" type adapter/fitting would work. I've thought about a "T" type, which might work better. Thoughts? Similarly, the oil pressure fitting will need to be changed as well. I don't think the ammeter should be any problem.Once I get the sending units all installed, I will mount the gauges on top of my dash, about where the clock would normally sit. My dash pad is off so it should be the perfect place for now. I can simply mount the holder upside down and use the large hole in the dash to route the wires.At one time I thought about using 3 clock pods and mount the gauges atop the dash pad once it's done, but I think that might be a little more ambitious than I am, so I plan to use a center type console like this:http://www.ebay.com/itm/311171457897?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AITand mount a gauge pod like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Triple-Three-Auto-Car-Gauge-Meter-Pod-Holder-Cup-Mount-2-52mm-Black-TA-/291348737032?hash=item43d5bcec08&vxp=mtrover the storage tray area on the back part of the console. That will keep them visible and not attached to the under side of the dash. It's just my opinion, but gauges installed under the dash look a bit tacky to me. It's fine if you like it, but I don't. Besides, I don't like putting holes in my pristine dash.Comments on my ideas are welcome and appreciated. I'm mainly interested in the best way to hook up the sending units to retain my idiot lights. I worked hard to get the green COLD light working and I don't want that work to go to waste. :eek: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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