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Doc Hopalongfoot
Marc Weitzman
Huntingto Woods, MI
(57 posts)

Registered:
01/22/2008 11:45PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB roadster ford 302

79 B aftermarket gauges, which fit?
Posted by: Doc Hopalongfoot
Date: April 22, 2009 04:32PM

Got a call from the builder, with good news. Build is progressing well. I will need to pick out my guages, but I have no clue on which works. I can't measure the old ones(out of the country), so can anyone please help?
Thanks,
Marc


mikejenelle
Mike White

(4 posts)

Registered:
03/09/2008 09:50AM

Main British Car:


Re: 79 B aftermarket gauges, which fit?
Posted by: mikejenelle
Date: December 16, 2009 12:01AM

Not sure if you bought your gauges yet? I installed Revolution gauges from Speed Hut. 4" Tach - speed and 2-1/16 small gauges. Entire package with wiring and sensors is $750.


Doc Hopalongfoot
Marc Weitzman
Huntingto Woods, MI
(57 posts)

Registered:
01/22/2008 11:45PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB roadster ford 302

Re: 79 B aftermarket gauges, which fit?
Posted by: Doc Hopalongfoot
Date: January 16, 2010 09:30PM

Hi Mike,
I was at Jack Reynaud's this afternoon looking at his dash. I think I'm going to get some 3+3/8 gauges and
put a bezel around them to fit the 79 dash holes. 750 is a bit high for a set of gauges. Lots around for 250
or so. Haven't gotten to the gauges yet, so no decision made.
Marc


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1045 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: 79 B aftermarket gauges, which fit?
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: January 18, 2010 05:20PM

Marc, In the interests of saving time and expense for now, suggest sticking with your stock '79 gauges and perhaps purchasing chrome trim rings to spruce them up, similar to Martyn Harvey's approach here...... makes for a nice looking instrument panel.

MartynHarvey-dash.jpg

Keep your completion date (July in Indy) in focus.....Next year, as a Winter project, you might want to rethink your gauge strategy.


Doc Hopalongfoot
Marc Weitzman
Huntingto Woods, MI
(57 posts)

Registered:
01/22/2008 11:45PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB roadster ford 302

Re: 79 B aftermarket gauges, which fit?
Posted by: Doc Hopalongfoot
Date: January 23, 2010 07:00PM

Hi Graham,
They look good, and I probably will take your advice and stick to them for now. I was in Windsor last week and
there is some progress to report. Nothing earth shaking, but some things have been done. Bobby tells me
"not to worry" it will get done for this season. I'll get some pics the next time I go over there and post them.
Marc


302GT
Larry Shimp

(188 posts)

Registered:
11/17/2007 01:13PM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GT Ford 302 crate engine

Re: 79 B aftermarket gauges, which fit?
Posted by: 302GT
Date: July 15, 2010 07:44AM

VDO makes a 4 inch tach and speedometer at a reasonable price (speedometer is electronic and so works well with late model T-5 transmissions). The chrome MGB gauge rims can be added if desired.


DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: 79 B aftermarket gauges, which fit?
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: September 17, 2010 06:15PM

Ran across Autometer Cobra gauges. Not the cheapest but reasonable at e-gauges.com. There were a couple of other manufacturers on the e-gauges site with 4" gauges.



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3601 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: 79 B aftermarket gauges, which fit?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 18, 2010 11:10PM



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