What gauge order/position

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  1. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Seeing as how you will probably not have a radio, you could have tried to fit them in that spot.
     
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    split the "temp" gauges so it's easier to tell which is which.
    Also (might just be me) but determine the "green" zone that the gauge will be at like water temp 190.....then rotate it so the needle it is at XXXX position when its GOOD! It is too difficult t READ everything in a glance but If i know all my needles SHOULD be at 10-11 O'clock (left side gauges) 1-2 O'clock (right side gauges)...i don't CARE what they read...it's all good
     
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    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That location will be for my switch panel
     
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    That's what I was thinking...
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    There are the gauges that Keith sells, that also have a light come on at a preset temp, pressure ,ect . That can make it easier as well
     
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    A good idea is to rotate the gauges so normal operating range is with the needle in the 11:00-1:00 position, all needles straight up everything is good to go, you don't have to think about anything or read any numbers
     
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    I like that idea.
    Chuck, I think it would be a fair assumption you will be drag racing. How do you know when to shift? Shift light?
    Things happen pretty fast till you get used to a new combo, then they seem to slow down.
    If you have time to look down and watch your gauges you're either really used to your car or you're not going fast enough. Things have a tendency to happen pretty fast in a quarter or eighth mile, and there are other things to watch (like staying in your lane on a not so great track, or if you're losing!) that will distract you and keep you from looking at your gauges.
    If you look at your oil pressure gauge and it's on zero, guess what! It's almost always too late unless it's after the traps and you jamb on the grabbers and it spikes to zero for a split second.
    I bought the offset bezels for my AutoMeter gauges that tilt the gauge up and toward the driver. Easier to read at a glance.
     
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    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes I'll be Drag racing and I've got a Autometer Monster tach with a shift light .I'm planning on installing a Autometer #3239 low oil pressure light and switch . This way it'll be installed on my tach and illuminate at the preset pressure
     
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    Good idea
     
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