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Here are some pictures of a set of AutoMeter Gauges installed in my 72 Malibu.

The bigger ones are 3 3/4" the smallers are 2 1/6".

I also have ONE other picture of someone elses. His is a ProStreet car and looks excellent!!! Mine was second to the BB install and didn't get all that much attention in planning.





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13.634sec @ 102.5 MPH

Picture of me roasting the tires
Video of me staging (smoke of course)

[This message has been edited by BB_Mike (edited 09-04-2000).]
 

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Looking good...

You guys that are doing this project are giving me the guts to do mine...thanks!

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Mikey, I know you've had problems with your motor transplant, but taking aggression out on your steering wheel is not the way to handle things.


In all seriousness, lookin good man. If I ever have time I'm going to pull the dash on my 68 and put a aftermarket tach where the clock is supposed to go and try to match it up with the rest of the old dash. Or maybe I could paint the old dash to look like the new gauge....



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mike, was it hard to get the spedometer hooked up, did you use the stock spedo cable? or do you have to install a different one?

-mike


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That looks pretty sweet.

Now the trick thing would be black face guages with green numbering.

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Quad, black face/green numbers???? sounds like you would be happier with the digital LED ones!


Joe, one of these days man...one of these days.

Mike, Had to get a new cable. The AutoMeter stuff has a different "tooth" count or something?? Got one for $40, special made, but works like a charm
My old one was cracked anyhow. you want info, just email me I know of two companies.

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used to be "72chevelle350TH350" the fever got me too
BB414, TH400 (is OD and 12s to much to ask?), 3.73 posi,
13.634sec @ 102.5 MPH

Picture of me roasting the tires
Video of me staging (smoke of course)
 

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Look great Mike
now all you need to do is fix all of your vents and put that good ol' A/c back in

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Mikey, very nice!! We just recently finished the conversion on our '71. Kudos to Randy Mosier without whom this swap wouldn't have happened. Randy fit the larger speedo and tach (like Mike's) and 4 of the smaller guages into our '71 dash panel. We used the Autometer white face Hot Rod Series Kit and added a matching tach.

Mike, we had the cracked wheel syndrome too! When we did the dash, we swapped in a tilt column and a new Grant wheel.
S W E E E E T!!!!
Sorry, I don't miss the ol' sweeper!!

The folks at TC have been such a tremendous help to us and there are really too many to mention all by name, but Randy made this happen for us and Doug Garland continues to help us along with little nuggets of wisdom from GA. I really need to post what Philip Valentine refers to as "The Grin" and let you guys see one happy 15 yr. old boy.

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Very nice job, Mike! I like it alot!

Is that blue one in the center an LED? I can never get a "blue" light to look blue when it lights up. I'd love to have one for a high beam indicator if it doesn't light up white.

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Chad, That light is actually for 6 volts. I had to setup a little voltage devider (2 resistors) to make it work. It is still blue while lit. I didn't want it too bright as it is only used at night on dark roads


They do sell blue LEDs. However, they are clear when not on. I have scene them work befor. They are very blue, but the emitted light is very fucused and when looked at from a 45 degree agle they appear VERY dim. SO, if you use one, put it in some kinda case or mounting capsul

**I aplan to do this dash plate again and have the next one Powder Coated


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used to be "72chevelle350TH350" the fever got me too
BB414, TH400 (is OD and 12s to much to ask?), 3.73 posi,
13.634sec @ 102.5 MPH

Picture of me roasting the tires
Video of me staging (smoke of course)
 

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Mike the dash looks great. Since I am going to do the same thing I know and can appreciate the work that went into it. I love the look of Autometers in Chevelles. To bad you have the crummy looking wheel in front of them.

Now when you get that plane ticket, get 2 extra ( I may even help with the cost) and bring them girls with you that posed on the hood of your car.
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Mike, your link to your webpage is wrong. It only comes up when I type in ".com" instead of ".org" like you have it
 

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OK guys, if you'll notice, this thread is over two years old, hence the broken links.

Bryan figured it out, and here are Mike's pics:





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yeah, what those guys said.

Email me for more current pictures. Things have come along pretty well. Maybe I'll just post some of them...

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BEST 60': 1.85 w/street tires.
BEST 1/4: 12.5 with 1.89 sixty foot (street tires)
BEST MPH: 109mph

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I have done a similar install on my 64 Malibu
I made a special harness that would act as a common ground because some of the smaller gauge housing are not metal. How did you approach the ground issue.
 

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Mike you're back !!!
just got the Talladega box how much do I owe you for shipping.
I'll mail you from home to show you some Carbon samples

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