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Got AMP gauge?

Discussion in 'Alpine Cars and Parts Wanted' started by rayodesolalpino, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. rayodesolalpino

    rayodesolalpino Donation Time

    Does anyone have a decent-faced LUCAS AMP gauge that they would be willing to part with? Would prefer a 50/0/50, but a 30/0/30 would fill the hole just as nicely.
  2. todd reid

    todd reid Gold Level Sponsor

    1. Different Series Alpines used different lettering (font?). Is this an issue for you? If so what Series car do you have? I have had a couple Series IV parts cars in the past - I know I have gauges - I may have an ammeter.
    2. There was some discussion a while back about the merits of using a voltmeter vs. an ammeter. You may want to check it out if you haven't already.
    3. To the best of my knowledge, all Sunbeam gauges were 30-0-30. I believe I have seen 50-0-50 on Jag & Cobra.

    Todd Reid
  3. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Diamond Level Sponsor

    The early Alpines with a generator used a 30 amp Lucas gauge. S5 Alpines had an alternator and used a 35 amp Lucas gauge. Sunbeams did not use a 50 amp gauge as original but are a good idea to use if you are running a high output alternator.
    Voltmeters are a better indicator of battery and system condition and also safer as you do not route the entire electrical supply through it! I have a nice vintage Smiths voltmeter in my car.
  4. RootesRooter

    RootesRooter Platinum Level Sponsor

    At least one Jag (a late Mk II?) used a 50-amp gauge with identical font to our Series V's.
  5. rayodesolalpino

    rayodesolalpino Donation Time

    Found a good 30-0-30 AMP gauge. Thank you to volvoguys, and thank you to everyone for the relies and info. Regards!

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