[s-cars] Boost gauge for cluster installation

Marc Swanson 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:
> <http://www.atomicham.com/car/images/console.jpg>

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? ;)

Best Regards

-Marc Swanson-
95.5 //S6 Avant
87 4ktq
88 90q

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