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Is there an aftermarket bracket/mount that fits in place of the ash tray? One that looks good and is functional, too. Vinyl wrapped (or, better yet, leather) that fits in with the look of the stock dash? I'd buy one in a heartbeat...but I'm dreaming, aren't I?

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Kinda what I'm thinking, but this can be improved on!

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1979-930, Yes a long time ago. I use to go to Parts Heaven and buy gauges for $25-$50. I agree with getting the important gauges up higher in your line of site. The cht gauge above looks like a Westach gauge. For someone wanting a reasonably priced gauge, they are a good source. They made me a dual a.f. gauge that works with the Innovate LC-1. They can pretty much make any combination you want. Mine fit in the clock opening, I later moved it to the gas gauge opening.
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Thanks for the information. I like the vintage look of the gauge.
I have to ask. What is the yellow jumper wire sticking out of Cig lighter socket. Scary stuff

After searching. If I can get AFR, EGT, Fuel Press and volt in something like this I'm Sold. This is vintage cool at its best.

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The yellow wire was a tach lead for the LM-1 in our race car. The dual a/f gauge saved our motor from some serious damage on a few occasions.
I got pretty anal about having the gauges in a line of site in our race car.
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Kinda what I'm thinking, but this can be improved on!
I thought of that too. I think the square gauge would fit in that spot nicely. But then as shown in your picture the console is not that much lower in the sight line. And looking at the ashtray or console will take the same amount of time. So why bother making the dash look out of place.
If I can get something vintage looking to put in place of the clock I'll be happy. I cant help that I'm anal about aesthetics and everything flowing visually.


I threw a couple softballs (there's another one) up for ya, RonJonSoreKnees. Swing away... dam, there's another one.
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Since most Turbo owners state they do not listen to the radio much, I saw this 3-gauge insert for the radio space that I might use.

Very cheap on FleaBay (around $10 I think).

It does raise the gauges slightly higher up to a better line of sight, altho' still requiring a side glance,
and it does not require any modifications -- just pop it in the radio DIN space,
and the gauges are all slanted toward the driver,
and one can see all 3 gauge readings in one glance in the one direction.

(see pics or the insert)




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one more pic from EBay... NO AFFILIATION, BTW!!!!

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The 4" Westach would replace the oil pressure/temp gauge with up to 4 gauges. Add the 2" for another 2 gauges. No affiliation, I just like their stuff.

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