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cool digital gauges

Has anyone ever looked into doing this and can you identify the gauges..manufacturer ?




This was the site I found this from..very cool !!!

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Terrible, but then I think Geballas legacy is that he spoilt the design of every car he touched.
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Oooogly! All riced up. Or whatever. I particularly hate the head lights. But beauty is very subjective...
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The gauges are interesting. No where near as good as the stock ones.
At a glance it would be hard to determine what the gauges are reading in terms of parameters, since you have no reference point, and you would have to think about what the number mean.

Headlight are brutal indeed.

One thing I do like, and it is something I am currently planning on doing, is the heat shield above the exhaust manifold. You can kind of see it in picture 6. The heater/coolant pipe has 2 perfectly positioned and unused holes. I wonder if it was something they planned on adding at the factory, but never followed through.
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you mean like this:

968 Exhaust Heat Shield
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Terrible, but then I think Geballas legacy is that he spoilt the design of every car he touched.
I have to agree.
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i'm not generally a digital gauge guy, and i definitely have issues with them being blue, as blue is the absolute worst color at night, but i do like the execution, and have to give credit to the guy who put the instrument cluster package together.
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Those heat shields came stock on automatic 944's and 968's.
You could probably find one at the Porsche "recyclers".
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Ah, cool.
It looks like you can even get one from Pelican.
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I'll be in the minority, since I like the digital gauges. I'd never be willing to put the time or money into something like that, since I have too many other projects. If time and money wasn't a factor, I'd try for a set.
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Ah, cool.
It looks like you can even get one from Pelican.
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Why is it that the heat shield is only for auto cars? I can't imagine why there'd be a difference in the water tube or the headers between auto and manual.

It does look like a good idea.
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they didn't feel it was necessary for the manuals. it is there for the autos to separate the transmission line from the exhaust manifold.

the one i make for the 968 manual cars is larger and has been shown to drop underhood temps about 20 degrees, but it is due largely to the barrier material i put on the bottom of the shield, which reflects the heat back down, and is not there on the OEM shield. i just haven't checked yet to see if it fits the 944 as well as the 968.
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I would think a large piece of sheet metal there would absorb the heat And keep itin the engine bay rather than reflect it back out. I like your idea of barrier material, that would work.
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it might were it not for the work that porsche did on creating a negative pressure zone at the rear of the engine bay. but, with the shield there, the heat stays on that said, and as long as the car is moving, it really makes a difference. sitting still of course, the effects are minimal.

lower underhood temps means longer lifespan of rubber components, and also means lower intake temps, which is free power. kind of a win/win
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