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New Gauge Set

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by 260Alpine, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

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  2. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Good buy I reckon but there 3 3/8" bought the VTO stuff for 500 bucks delivered with all the senders and a hall sender for the gear box.y
     
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  3. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Last edited: Jan 13, 2020
  4. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    If your building your own dash, why not bore the right size hole?
     
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  5. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Joel, Redoing the wood dash. On the MGB I will cut out the gauge panel and build new.
     
  6. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Copy. Gotta go shoot the body once more.
     
  7. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    Take a close look at what Speed Hut offers, you can even have them do custom dial faces inside the gauge.
     
  8. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Jerry, Speedhut is great, but a little out of my budget at about three times the price.. Dolphin is popular with street rods and are good quality. Plus, I like the looks of these. This is their first try at GPS but their regular gauges are reliable.
     
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  9. PROCRAFT

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    Jim, Speed Hut is out of most budgets, I used them in the Tiger the whole deal was 600 bucks delivered when I wanted to do it again it was a grand plus,right on par with classic who has the same stuff, I went with VTO as a result of the pricing, Everyone was selling this kit I got for maybe 150/200 bucks more that where I got them,people who I delt with before. And by the way I'm going to overlay the dash with ABS it'll match the door panels.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020
  10. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Joel, Great idea on the ABS dash. Going to be a unique build!
     
  11. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Joel, when I google VTO gauge set I come up empty, can you provide a source?
     
  12. Paul A

    Paul A Alpine Registry Curator Platinum Level Sponsor

    I think Joel means VDO I have used VDO gauges in several cars and they work very well - plus they have 4" tach and speedometer.

    https://www.vdo-gauges.com/ also available through Summit Racing www.summitracing.com/VDO
     
  13. Barry

    Barry Platinum Level Sponsor

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020
  14. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    I wondered if that may have been the case, but I didnt want to presume.
     
  15. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Sorry bud it should be VDO gotome from the first on Genoa Wi. I'll get you more info.
     
  16. PROCRAFT

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    Vehicle Controls Genoa Wisconsin
     
  17. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Figured I had half a sheet left might as well use it.
     
  18. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks Joel, I am thinking I could save myself a bunch of pain by not trying to get a set of 50 year old english gauges working. Not like I will be entering this thing in a concours.
     
  19. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    I installed VDO Visions gauges in 2007 (110,000 miles back) and am sorry to report all but the fuel gauge, tach and speedo have been replaced multiple times. I believe I am on the 3rd voltmeter, oil pressure and temp gauge. My faith in this brand lead to a lot of headache and expense.

    If you buy them, understand they are very marginal and any deviation from normal should result in checking out the gauge, not the car.

    Bill
     
  20. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Good to know, thanks Bill.
     

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