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In Dash Boost Gauge

'80 SC 3.0 to 3.2SS turbo conversion in progress (0.8 bar)
Ordered a boost gauge from North Hollywood Speedometer to be custom built with the 2bar range being -0.5 to 1.5 The gauge is listed as 2-1/16" dia so my plan was to mount it on the console along with a similar diameter AFR gauge.

Picked up today and to my delight, the gauge size is identical to my clock !
Not cheap, but it's a work of art (even with a VDO faceplate).
I was having my clock repaired at the same time and maybe that inspired him ?

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I have a similar gauge in my 930...wish my gauge showed vacuum.
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Good luck--the one I have from NHS rattles like mad, and isn't very accurate. Not surprised they stopped putting their initials on them...

I'll be sending mine to Palo Alto; they have a better reputation.
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What brand is your boost gauge?


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Shame to hear about the quality issues. As I’ve searched and searched for an 80mm boost gauge, those are the only ones that look alright. Any way to bury a basic smaller VDO boost gauge with similar font inside the clock bezel?
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Shame to hear about the quality issues. As Iíve searched and searched for an 80mm boost gauge, those are the only ones that look alright. Any way to bury a basic smaller VDO boost gauge with similar font inside the clock bezel?
There are several 80mm boost gauges that appear on eBay. I ran a greddy unit for awhile that fit and looked great. There is also this one. You can take the light and the controller off of it
https://www.ebay.com/itm/80mm-Black-Face-Boost-Gauge-with-warning-and-peak-and-outside-shift-light-BAR/231981099553?hash=item360326aa21:g:ITYAAOSwOVpXYnM f
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Mine is a Greddy - unfortunately can't take a pic right now. Works fine - goes from -0.75 to 1.5.
Fits where the clock was. More interested in boost than the time of day.
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There are several 80mm boost gauges that appear on eBay. I ran a greddy unit for awhile that fit and looked great. There is also this one. You can take the light and the controller off of it
https://www.ebay.com/itm/80mm-Black-Face-Boost-Gauge-with-warning-and-peak-and-outside-shift-light-BAR/231981099553?hash=item360326aa21:g:ITYAAOSwOVpXYnM f
Needs more flair.
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Any way to bury a basic smaller VDO boost gauge with similar font inside the clock bezel?
VDO "Cockpit" series match the rest of the instruments pretty well, optionally available with vacuum, and various maximum ranges - 15, 25 PSI are pretty common. Either these, or the VDO "Vision" series (slightly different lettering) usually run $60-80 brand new.

Think they're 52mm (2 1/16") diameter. You need something to bridge the gap. Like an old clock shell, or a round plate.

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