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New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:37 am
by seth1001
Just posting a mod I did with new electronic Autometer gauges. I think they look pretty damn good...and they work good too. Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks.

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:14 am
by mad4hws
that does look really really good.

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:48 pm
by mdawg4x4
I like it. I have contemplated the same, but have not gone that far yet.
What are the 4 gauges in the single large cluster? And what are the 3 additional individual gauges?
How did you calibrate the Speedometer/Odometer? And what is it reading? Drive shaft rpm?
How did you calibrate the fuel gauge?

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:33 pm
by Esteban
seth1001 wrote:Just posting a mod I did with new electronic Autometer gauges. I think they look pretty damn good...and they work good too. Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks.


They do look very good. Congratulations! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:51 pm
by Johnny Roadkill
Look great - classic style with modern reliability! Neat install too, nice job.

I'd like to see a tacho personally, but need to find one that tops out at 5k rpm instead of 10, lol.

Cheers,
D

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:07 pm
by Esteban
Johnny Roadkill wrote:Look great - classic style with modern reliability! Neat install too, nice job.

I'd like to see a tacho personally, but need to find one that tops out at 5k rpm instead of 10, lol.

Cheers,
D


I have one of these installed in mine for close to 20 years. Extremely accurate since I've tested it with a mechanical tach applied to the crankshaft pulley bolt:
http://www.datcon.com/en-us/products/ta ... p-n-100230

It max out at 4000 rpm. Unless you do some crazy mod :auto-ambulance: :auto-nx: , impossible to surpass that limit.

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:55 pm
by Johnny Roadkill
Thanks Esteban, and for a good price too...even the name has a Datsun flavour, lol. And yes, short of a rebuild including replacing the conrods with custom forged items you'll never bend the needle on the stops :lol:

Those Autometer gauges do look really nice though - suit the Patrol well, very classy.

Cheers,
D

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:43 pm
by seth1001
mdawg4x4 wrote:I like it. I have contemplated the same, but have not gone that far yet.
What are the 4 gauges in the single large cluster? And what are the 3 additional individual gauges?
How did you calibrate the Speedometer/Odometer? And what is it reading? Drive shaft rpm?
How did you calibrate the fuel gauge?


The quad gauge has coolant temp, oil px, voltage, and fuel. The 3 individuals are a tach gauge, a clock, and another fuel gauge. The speedometer is fully electronic so you can calibrate it by pushing the button in a specific way and driving 2 miles. It's spot-on according to GPS speed as shown on my phone. In the photo the speedometer was just stuck at 5 mph or something because that's how it was shipped from the factory. As soon as I powered it on for the first time it reset back to zero. It's just a hall sensor that replaces the speed sender in your transmission. I chose the fuel gauge for a 0-90 ohm sender, which I purchased but haven't installed in the tank yet. The fuel gauge in the quad will be rigged to show fuel in the main tank, and the extra one will show how much fuel is in my auxiliary fuel tank. The whole setup wasn't too cheap but I think it's been worth it so far.

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:55 pm
by mdawg4x4
Did the speedo and quad gauge fit the existing opening?

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:51 pm
by Johnny Roadkill
My apologies, I didn't realise that was a tach - the needle sitting at half span fooled me into thinking it was an ammeter :oops:

Cheers,
D

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:03 pm
by seth1001
mdawg4x4 wrote:Did the speedo and quad gauge fit the existing opening?


The short answer is - sorta. The openings are about 1 millimeter too large, so the gauge initially just fell right through. What I did was coat the inside of the bezel opening with electrical tape. About 3 layers did the trick. This allowed me to wedge the gauges in there securely in addition to providing some nice shock and vibration dampening. You can't see the tape at all once everything is aligned and secured.

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:57 pm
by mdawg4x4
seth1001 wrote:
mdawg4x4 wrote:Did the speedo and quad gauge fit the existing opening?


The short answer is - sorta. The openings are about 1 millimeter too large, so the gauge initially just fell right through. What I did was coat the inside of the bezel opening with electrical tape. About 3 layers did the trick. This allowed me to wedge the gauges in there securely in addition to providing some nice shock and vibration dampening. You can't see the tape at all once everything is aligned and secured.


Really! You made me go back and take a second look! Looks really clean like they were meant to be there by design.

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:52 am
by dustin3n
Looks great! May I know where did you get them?

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:10 am
by seth1001
dustin3n wrote:Looks great! May I know where did you get them?


I ordered all of them from JEGS, as well as the adapters to get the speedometer working.

Re: New Autometer Gauges

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:38 am
by mdawg4x4
More info on the adapters for future reference?