[s-cars] Boost gauge for cluster installation
mswanson at sonitrol.net
Mon Jul 26 08:46:14 EDT 2004
> I wanted to replace the clock on my installation and gave up after
> researching it. Instead, I built a matching walnut burl console piece,
> put in a VDO Cockpit White gauge and left it at that. It looks stock,
> see the picture at:
wow, stunning work Brian. Very nicely done.
If I could make a piece look similarly nice on my car (not very likely,
I'm not that talented with wood ;) ) I'd go that route. I was thinking
of just putting plastic or whatever in there and cutting to fit but that
is way better.
> It isn't in the best line of site, but, frankly after the car is tuned,
> etc., I don't look at the boost gauge that often. When I do, it is a
> quick glance.
exactly. I don't plan on changing my boost level every morning like Hap
or anything so I really only need the gauge for when I suspect a boost
related problem or something along those lines.
> The other nice feature is that I have room left for more
> goodies in the panel. I am contemplating building a mixture sensor to
> put in there (or just buy a wideband sensor and meter--still searching
> for a nice white backed analog gauge).
I was eyeing this one.. not available yet but a very nice gauge for WB
That might be a bit much for my S6 since I don't really need to know the
wideband mixture but I was thinking about it for my 4ktq...
> When I bought the burl, I sold some to Bill Mahoney who did a similar
> install to mine and to Lee Levitt, but, I don't know what he did with
> it. Lee?
Funny you mention.. I own Lee's wagon :)
He mentioned the chunk of burl that is collecting dust in his
basement.. maybe I can con er.. buy it from him? ;)
95.5 //S6 Avant
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