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Old 11-15-2011, 01:09 AM   #1
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Dash and/or gauge replacement

Interesting discovery! When I turn on the running or headlights, the ammeter really drops. I discovered that if the rheostat for the dash lights is off, then no dramatic drop on the ammeter. The dash lights don't light up very well either and are almost impossible to see at night.

Has anyone replaced their dash and or gauges? Has anyone repaired their dash/gauges?
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:30 AM   #2
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I suppose I can answer "yes" to that.

And by the way, I really enjoyed the photos of your recent trip, especially seeing two generations behind the wheel. There must have been a lot of emotions running through your head along the way.

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Offhand I'd guess that this is a shunt type ammeter (e.g. wires to ammeter are small) and the ground line connection to the dash is poor.

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:39 PM   #4
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I suppose I can answer "yes" to that.

And by the way, I really enjoyed the photos of your recent trip, especially seeing two generations behind the wheel. There must have been a lot of emotions running through your head along the way.

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What brand of gauges did you use?
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:40 PM   #5
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Offhand I'd guess that this is a shunt type ammeter (e.g. wires to ammeter are small) and the ground line connection to the dash is poor.

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I bet you are correct about the bad ground.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:39 AM   #6
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The gauges I used are made by "Marshall". I believe they're located out on the West Coast.
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Hay if you good people out there find some good cheap gauges out there. Place till me I have to replace mine
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:31 PM   #8
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Yup, gauges can get expensive and the cheap ones look cheap!
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:46 PM   #9
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Looks like I have to go big time. Looks like about $1,000.00 for all the gauges for my new dash!!
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Looks like I have to go big time. Looks like about $1,000.00 for all the gauges for my new dash!!
Which ones are u looking at?
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I've put a couple of the Autometer stepper gages in the truck; wide sweep and very nicely built. Available in limited sweep as well for less money.

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I've put a couple of the Autometer stepper gages in the truck; wide sweep and very nicely built. Available in limited sweep as well for less money.

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Hi Bart,

Do you remember which model of Auto Meter you used? Also do you know what is stepper motor gauges?

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I'm putting in a mew dash and all my gages going bad. The old ones look bad in the new dash
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I'm putting in a mew dash and all my gages going bad. The old ones look bad in the new dash
Post some photos. I would love to see what you are doing!
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