Originally Posted by Travis B
Am wanting to add some more gauges in my 92 gt. I am wanting to put an oil pressure, water temp, and nitrous gauges. I am gonna order auto meters but I am not sure where ia the best place to put them. I like the a pillar pods but I would like to have mechanical gauges and i don't think I have enough room to run the tubing down the a pillar. I have also looked at the front cowl with the gauge pod built in.
What do you guys think that I should get and work the best? Mechanical or electric? Any help would be appreciated.
Also I have thought about the Florida 5.0 gauges. How good are they. I would hate to lose my engine and all the warning lights. What do y'all think?
Mechanical gauges used to be the most reliable and accurate, but with advances in electrical gauges over the last several years I'd say they are equally good these days. The advantage of the electrical igauges are that you only need to run wires and you won't have any hot oil or fuel piped into the cockpit of your vehicle.
Im going to use some "meters'' (gauges) from Auber Auto
in my car. I ran across them last year and they look to be very accurate, relatively inexpensive and they can be configured to read a variety of parameters.
I'm going to use them for boost pressure and fuel pressure at first and I will probably add more later. You buy the meter, then buy the sensor you need for whatever you want to read.
They are small rectangular meters, but I discovered that you can cut out a 2" electrical knockout plug to mount them in and then the plug will fit right into a 2 1/16" gauge hole. You could paint or decorate the plug in a variety of ways if you wished to do so too. Take a look at them and see what you think.
Sorry, but I don't know anything about Florida 50 gauges.
Autometer had been my only choice for years and still is if I want to use that style gauge.