New Autometer Gauges

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Postby seth1001 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:37 am

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.
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Postby mad4hws » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:14 am

that does look really really good.
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Postby mdawg4x4 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:48 pm

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?
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Postby Esteban » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:33 pm

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:
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:51 pm

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.

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Postby Esteban » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:07 pm

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.

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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.
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:55 pm

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.

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Postby seth1001 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:43 pm

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.
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Postby mdawg4x4 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:55 pm

Did the speedo and quad gauge fit the existing opening?
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:51 pm

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:

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Postby seth1001 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:03 pm

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.
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Postby mdawg4x4 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:57 pm

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.
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Postby dustin3n » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:52 am

Looks great! May I know where did you get them?
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Postby seth1001 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:10 am

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.
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Postby mdawg4x4 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:38 am

More info on the adapters for future reference?
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