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Old 06-23-2015, 05:37 AM   #1
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Finally picked out my gauges

As some of you know my Vette project moves at the rapid pace of a glacier. I buy parts as I can pay cash for them and with two kids in college, money is tight. My daughter just graduated from Baylor a few weeks ago and my son transfers to Baylor in the Fall. I started working on my Vette in 2002 so this is going into the 13th year. Hopefully with my daughter out of school and soon to be making her on way, I can afford to buy more parts.

My Vette is a '78 L48 and since it was not a special model, I decided to build it as a street bruiser big block. I am just about ready to drop the body back on the frame, hopefully in the next few months or so. (I work on it as I have time which is about as sparse as money right now) The theme of the Vette as it has been since the beginning is Aircraft. I have to be really careful to not cross the line into gaudy but keep it simple and authentic looking. With this in mind, I have been shopping for gauges that keep with that theme. I have finally found what I plan to use from Speedhut.

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Speedhut makes quality gauges, in my experience. I had a pretty expensive oil pressure gauge from them in a prior car that I really liked.
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:49 PM   #4
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That is a good looking gauge. I'm beating my head against the wall trying to decide what gauges to put in my Hudson. I'm not there yet.
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sure are purty, but i almost fainted when i saw the price. yikes!
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If i cant eat it, ride it, drive it, or f*ck it, then i dont care...
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sure are purty, but i almost fainted when i saw the price. yikes!
Yea, I'm confused... is the price for the complete set including the speedo and tach? If so, not too bad really, and they do look nice. I like 'em better than most. In fact if I wasn't so bent on having the stock clocks this would def be a contender for me.
Good choice!
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i'd never heard of them before this, very nice
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Yea, I'm confused... is the price for the complete set including the speedo and tach? If so, not too bad really, and they do look nice. I like 'em better than most. In fact if I wasn't so bent on having the stock clocks this would def be a contender for me.
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Price is for the complete set
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Speedhut makes quality gauges, in my experience. I had a pretty expensive oil pressure gauge from them in a prior car that I really liked.
I wondered about their quality. I have not known of anyone using their gauges. Good to hear that you liked them.

I shopped around for the look I wanted and Speedhut was the only ones I found that you can customize the look. I hate red needles over white backgrounds on gauges and seems like most every company only has red needles over white backgrounds. I almost settled on Stewart Warner because they have white needle over black background, but they were not exactly the look I wanted.
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That is a good looking gauge. I'm beating my head against the wall trying to decide what gauges to put in my Hudson. I'm not there yet.
One of the things that I really like about this set is the speedometer is GPS instead of driven from the trans. That was a big selling point for me.

I am thinking about looking for a different style from Speedhut for my '53 Chevy Wagon.
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nice looking set of gauges, I am going to have to check out those GPS speed gauges since my speedo cable is broke. Probably easier than fixing it lol
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autometer started making these multiguages. they can fit where the speedo and tach go and give you the entire center area for whatever your imagination can come up with. lcd. or double din head unit.



they are also less for the set. http://www.autometer.com/5-quad-gaug...am-muscle.html
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I had not heard much about speed hut until recently and it seems like they are really taking off. I really like those you picked out and the price is really not bad when you consider an autometer GPS speedo alone is about half of what your whole set costs.
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That is a nice decent pick for an aircraft style theme !
This are my Speedhut gauges from 2010, since that time they added a lot more options including GPS. (The speedo is counterclockwise and shows km/h)


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