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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 14, 8:55 AM Thread Starter
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'66 gauge conversion kit ?

Looking to do the gauge conversion. I see The Parts Place is advertising theirs has metal housings, as original. Some are plastic.
Anyone that has done this conversion, are you happy with what you got ?
Are the metal housings a better product ?

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Re: '66 gauge conversion kit ?

I've used the Shiftworks gauge conversion kit in a couple '66-67 Malibus...good stuff!!
They are metal.
BTW...recommend getting the Voltmeter version. Easier and safer to install.
http://www.shiftworks.com/gauges-ss.htm

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 15, 2:03 PM
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Re: '66 gauge conversion kit ?

Does anybody make a SS Gauge Conversion kit for a '66 but with electric oil pressure gauge?

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Re: '66 gauge conversion kit ?

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Does anybody make a SS Gauge Conversion kit for a '66 but with electric oil pressure gauge?
Not that I've seen. FWIW, the is no "SS Gauge Conversion" for 66 or later Chevelles. Neither SS396s nor SS optioned Chevelles came with gauges. Gauges were an option on ANY Malibu and SS396 sport coupe, convertible, pickup with a V8. In 66, one could get the U14 gauge option on the L6 as well; the L6 in 66 just couldn't get a tachometer.

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Re: '66 gauge conversion kit ?

I haven't see one.

Are you worried about the mechanical gauge? Leakage?

I ended up running copper tubing (instead of plastic). I once even added a "T" so I could use the stock in-dash gauge with a normal aftermarket gauge with pressure readings...

Once I had the lines snugged up, I never had a leakage issue...

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Not that I've seen. FWIW, the is no "SS Gauge Conversion" for 66 or later Chevelles. Neither SS396s nor SS optioned Chevelles came with gauges. Gauges were an option on ANY Malibu and SS396 sport coupe, convertible, pickup with a V8. In 66, one could get the U14 gauge option on the L6 as well; the L6 in 66 just couldn't get a tachometer.
True...

Be aware, there are some "conversion" kits on the market, as well as some "replacements"... The "replacements" will require new, correct "gauge" wiring harnesses, etc, unless you already have factory gauge stuff... They are to replace factory gauges (duh)...

The "conversions" are made to convert non-gauge, idiot light cars to the look of in-dash gauges... Of the conversions I have seen, Shiftworks looks the best, but I haven't looked around for a few months.


BTW, I realize the original post is many years old, but I place this info here so that someone using the "search" function may still have more information...

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Re: '66 gauge conversion kit ?

Sorry Dale, i meant gauge conversion instead of lights

thanks for the info 1966_L78,

and yeah i was not really wanting oil on the inside of the car, but as far as a harness goes i am going to be using a Autowire Classic update series harness so i hope i have what i need to make it all work

"I HOPE" seams to be alot lately with this project

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