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Old 3rd June 2020, 07:36 PM
Peter-C Peter-C is offline
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Default What gauges

Hi,
It has come to the time to upgrade from my Sierra instrument panel to individual gauges. Has anyone got any suggestions ?
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Old 8th June 2020, 03:56 PM
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There is a big thread for inspiration on locostbuilders:

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=64223&page=1&contribmessage=non e

All down to personal preference (within the regs) and budget really
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Old 9th June 2020, 09:05 PM
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There is a big thread for inspiration on locostbuilders:

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=64223&page=1&contribmessage=non e

All down to personal preference (within the regs) and budget really
I picked up my latest copy of Car Builder Solutions and they seem to have really trimmed down the 'classic' gauges they offer - although lots of digi-dash type things on offer.

I picked up a business card from Digital Speedos (https://www.digital-speedos.co.uk/) at Stoneleigh several years ago, because I was impressed by the set of gauges they had on display. When you put the ignition on all the needles did a full sweep of the gauges - I nearly parted with cash on that basis alone!
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Old 9th June 2020, 11:25 PM
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very impressed with the digital speedo site.
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Old 10th June 2020, 07:03 AM
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A full needle sweep is more or less standard for any digital gauge, although usually one would only expect it after a battery replacement.

Many gauges now use these stepper motors with drive circuitry over older technologies, the cost of the stepper motor and its drive circuit is now just a couple of pounds...

It's got me thinking, I have had a lot of PCB's done over the last few months for a number of projects.. A digital dash is EASY, but one with real dials would be fun.... you could even make it act like a Hi-Fi VU meter for your stereo when the ignition is off...

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Old 11th June 2020, 05:07 PM
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A full needle sweep is more or less standard for any digital gauge
I'm easily pleased!
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