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post #1 of 17 Old 08-26-2009, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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CJ Custom Gauges in a Custom dash Need Opinions

Hi every one

Have a Question

I had Daniel at Double D Fab make me up a Custom Dash Panel

He does make a sweet dash I may add.

The holes cut out in the dash are four 2 1/16 holes for the

Volt,Fuel Temp and Oil ( don't have any problems here )

And two 3 3/8 holes for the Tach and Speedometer

all of the Tach's found will work But its the Speedometer were the Question is

Have been told to get a Mechanical Speedometer due to the Speedometer Cable to the Transfer case

Yes I have found a few that will work through Summit Racing
But nothing has hit me yet I like

The Ones I do like are the Electrical Speedometers in the style I like

Guess my question is what would you have to do to use a Electrical speedometer Rather than a Mechanical Speedometer In my 84 CJ-7 with a 304 V-8

I have been looking for a guages with a white backing, black numbering and lettering , Orange needle and a Chrome bezel

Also What is Every one else using

I have been trying to make an Order for these and keep getting stumped

Thanks

Chris - tigger

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post #2 of 17 Old 08-26-2009, 08:18 PM
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Check out this thread, as the same thing was done and you can see the results:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/pr...0/index11.html

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Check out this thread, as the same thing was done and you can see the results:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/pr...0/index11.html
awesome thread!
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post #4 of 17 Old 08-27-2009, 08:48 AM
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I like Autometer. I think they have the biggest selection too.

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Hi every one

Have a Question

I had Daniel at Double D Fab make me up a Custom Dash Panel

He does make a sweet dash I may add.

The holes cut out in the dash are four 2 1/16 holes for the

Volt,Fuel Temp and Oil ( don't have any problems here )

And two 3 3/8 holes for the Tach and Speedometer

all of the Tach's found will work But its the Speedometer were the Question is

Have been told to get a Mechanical Speedometer due to the Speedometer Cable to the Transfer case

Yes I have found a few that will work through Summit Racing
But nothing has hit me yet I like

The Ones I do like are the Electrical Speedometers in the style I like

Guess my question is what would you have to do to use a Electrical speedometer Rather than a Mechanical Speedometer In my 84 CJ-7 with a 304 V-8

I have been looking for a guages with a white backing, black numbering and lettering , Orange needle and a Chrome bezel

Also What is Every one else using

I have been trying to make an Order for these and keep getting stumped

Thanks

Chris - tigger
Chris, were you able to go electric on the speedometer? If so, what did you need to do and/or buy?

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No we went manual on the speedo ,temp, and Oil but think the fuel, Tac, and volt might be electric

Don't Know if the web site will work off my wish List from summit Racing but here is what I ordered

http://www.summitracing.com/myaccount/wishlist.aspx

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No we went manual on the speedo ,temp, and Oil but think the fuel, Tac, and volt might be electric

Don't Know if the web site will work off my wish List from summit Racing but here is what I ordered

http://www.summitracing.com/myaccount/wishlist.aspx

Chris-Tigger
nope doesnt work. Get the part #

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I am trying to find out if the Autometer electronic sending unit is compatible with the Dana 300 tc.

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Sorry guess your question was:

I am trying to find out if the Autometer electronic sending unit is compatible with the Dana 300 tc.

Answer: I don't think you will be able to use Electronic to the Dana 300 TC you have to have the Cable that hooks into the TC then runs to the Seedo in the dash.

I ordered a new cable through 4wd hardware on mine

But the link above is the gauges I ordered for mine

Hope this helps

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I have the model 20 tc and the speedo cable goes to it. yes you can use an electronic speedometer. you just connect the sensor at the transfer case and wire it up to the new speedo and calibrate the speedometer for the correct pulse per mile(autometer you drive 2 miles to program). the good thing about an electronic speedometer is that you never have to worry about changing the speedometer gear in the transfer case again if you change tire sizes. you just reprogram the speedo for the new pulse per mile. I used the generic summit racing speed sensor with my autometer gauges. previously I used an intelletronics speed sensor with my intelletronics digital gauges.
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Good to know

Thanks James04si

I really did not know the answer all I could go off of is what I did
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I have the model 20 tc and the speedo cable goes to it. yes you can use an electronic speedometer. you just connect the sensor at the transfer case and wire it up to the new speedo and calibrate the speedometer for the correct pulse per mile(autometer you drive 2 miles to program). the good thing about an electronic speedometer is that you never have to worry about changing the speedometer gear in the transfer case again if you change tire sizes. you just reprogram the speedo for the new pulse per mile. I used the generic summit racing speed sensor with my autometer gauges. previously I used an intelletronics speed sensor with my intelletronics digital gauges.
Thanks, guys!

James: Do you have a part number for the Summit racing speed sensor?

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I picked up this one that is no longer carried.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/NRD-S9013/

But really if you get a autometer electronic speedometer any made for a GM with a 7/8 - 18 thread size will work.The autometer gauges accept the signal from a 2 wire sine wave or a 3 wire square wave/hall effect sensor. Here is a link to the one made by autometer that works on the jeep.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ATM-5291/

and here is the summit generic one that will work as well
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G2887-1/
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I picked up this one that is no longer carried.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/NRD-S9013/

But really if you get a autometer electronic speedometer any made for a GM with a 7/8 - 18 thread size will work.The autometer gauges accept the signal from a 2 wire sine wave or a 3 wire square wave/hall effect sensor. Here is a link to the one made by autometer that works on the jeep.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ATM-5291/

and here is the summit generic one that will work as well
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G2887-1/
James/Chris... Many thanks guys! I am about to order my gauges and have been racking my brain to try and find this answer. Much appreciated!!

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