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140mph Speedometer and Crate Engine Specific Tach Redline

KANE

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Coming soon... custom 140 mph speedometer and custom tachometer with the correct redline for my '82s engine. Both have the '82 specific crossed flags.

The tach's red line is 5,500rpm- right where I shift from 1-2 at 5,450rpm. :upthumbs
 

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KANE

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I personally think these look soooo much more appropriate. These cars just cry out for the 140mph speedo. Very happy with them- especially the tachometer. My crossfire shifts at 5,450rpm- and not 5k like the OE crossfire. :thumb

Both gauges were customized to carry on the style from the optional high performance engine cars from 78/79 (L-82). That's why I went with the blue increments, 1982 crossed flags, short yellow / 5,500rpm red line, the cross fire injection script, and the 500rpm increments.

BTW- LEDs are the way to go for illumination!




Custom on top - OE below...
 

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:thumb Nice one!!!


For those of us who can.. :L I'll stick with my OEM, until i ever go your route.. but it does look sweet..
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Looks perfect to me! I loved 140mph speedo as our speedlimit is 80 :)
How do the LED's turn out? I have them in mine but the light was to blueish for my taste.
Good luck :)

Greetings Peter
 
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Thanks Peter!

I don't mind the blue. I mean... The car itself is blue so slightly blue lighting is fine!

I spoke with a guy that does Vette gauges and he said the blue color behind the gauge surrounds reflects that blue-ish tone to the lights. He said when he's done red gauges for Pontiacs that he painted everything red that reflects light. He said if you want white, then paint the back of the gauge surrounds white.


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