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 Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:31 pm 
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I have an 80 Malibu with a pretty nice dash and an Autometer Cobalt gauge set that came with the car. What I have is a 3 3/8 speedometer, with 2 1/16" "oil, temp, volt, and fuel. Image
I am going to pull the voltmeter and replace with an AFR gauge. I am looking for any ideas to get a a tach in there. I am not a fan of the pedestal mounted tachs. If I get a 3 3/8" tach I would have to get a 2 1/16" speedo and move one of the small gauges to the radio/heater delete plate I am working on. Anybody know of a decent 3/3/8" tach/speedometer combo?


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 Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:37 pm 
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 Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:25 am 
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I need to find the right gauges to fit in the current cut outs or find/fad a new gauge pod.


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 Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:02 am 
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I make dash inserts that would alow you to install what you want
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 Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:10 pm 
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You could locate a couple of the smaller gauges down on the right side of the column like I did:
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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:01 pm 
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How do I get one of those blown big block im in Michigan also


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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:19 am 
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I'm searching for a gauge bezel currently but when I get one I may be interested as well.


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:04 am 
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x2 blownbigblock...I live in battle creek mi


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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:08 am 
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I decided to to keep all of my gauges and just move some of them to the center of the dash. I made a radio/heater delete plate and placed three of of gauges there. The EFI Source Gold box ecu is mounted directly behide the plate. Keeping the current cut out holes I added boost/vac gauge, a digital RPM gauge, and installed the gauge that came with my AFR sensor.Image
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