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mods & upgrades for Healey (Nash, Austin, or Jensen) cars, including engine swaps

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jonbeans
Jon Bean

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01/31/2013 01:07AM

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Need help finding gauges
Posted by: jonbeans
Date: February 06, 2013 07:28PM

I need to buy new gauges and I'd love some advise.

Thanks


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2986 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Need help finding gauges
Posted by: roverman
Date: February 07, 2013 11:36AM

Jon, What kind of Healey ? Nostalgia look ? You might start looking in a Jeg's/etc. catalog. The photo gallery, here is a good resource, to find the "look", your after. Good Luck, roverman.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2623 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Need help finding gauges
Posted by: rficalora
Date: February 08, 2013 11:29AM

For the classic Smiths look, check out these guys... [www.gaugeguys.com]


Bobird
James Bird

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01/01/2011 12:13AM

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Re: Need help finding gauges
Posted by: Bobird
Date: February 09, 2013 04:06PM

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Hi Jon,

I Just purchased new guages from Speedhut.com. There are multiple combinations of styles. You design your own guage, Color, Font, etc.... Also the speedo's are GPS, eliminating speedo cable issues. fuel guage is Programmable to any sending unit. The company is easy to work with and all guages were sent with everything needed to install the guage. they also provided us with new plug pins so we could shorten wiring harneses without mid wire splicing. Also notice the fuel guage in the speedometer guage.

Bo


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(465 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Need help finding gauges
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: February 10, 2013 09:52AM

Bo,

I like that engine-turned dash panel. Just checked out your project page. That 283 with trips ought to be a rev happy motor. Looking forward to more pics as you progress.


Bobird
James Bird

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Re: Need help finding gauges
Posted by: Bobird
Date: February 12, 2013 08:46PM

My first love was a 78 trans am. That explains the dash. I tried turning it myself but didn't have much luck. So bought a decal for now.
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HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(465 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Need help finding gauges
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: February 13, 2013 09:16AM

I cheated on my firewall, too, and bought a ready-made panel:

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j222/healeyrick/IMG_0115.jpg

The decal looks darn good.



mtnrek@yahoo.com
Chris Buckaloo
Jacksonville, fl
(67 posts)

Registered:
02/06/2009 12:33PM

Main British Car:
1962 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 Ford 289 Smallblock V8

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Re: Need help finding gauges
Posted by: mtnrek@yahoo.com
Date: February 14, 2013 10:15AM

I like that Firewall!!!! where did you get that?!


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(465 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Need help finding gauges
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: February 14, 2013 12:13PM

www.fpmmetals.com


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2986 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Need help finding gauges
Posted by: roverman
Date: February 19, 2013 02:37PM

WOW ! They look like sub-tropic , anti-purging, golf ball dibits. Does this reduce aero drag ? Looks good too. roverman.


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