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    What do people use for non-fiero gauges?

    I have done a search and didn't see anything. What do you guys use for gauges for a scratch-build Murci?

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    Re: What do people use for non-fiero gauges?

    You have to find a guage that is compatible with the sending units on the car/motor you are using. You can change some of the sending units to match your guages, but some you cant since they also send signals to the computer for the engine, and have to be a specific type.
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    Re: What do people use for non-fiero gauges?

    I am using 88-93 Mustang electronics. Do you happen to know if any other gauges work with the Mustang senders? Ford Focus seems to be popular.

    Also what should I use for a speedo sending unit as I am using an Audi trans.

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    Re: What do people use for non-fiero gauges?

    You need to look at Summitracing.com and see what they offer as far as speedometers go. The Ford Fucus guages are used as "dummy" guages, and are usually (95% of the time) non functional. Triangle-G designed their instrument pod to fit the Focus guage cluster because it looked semi-OEM, not because the guages were compatible with the Fiero wiring. I have seen only 1 car with Focus guages that worked, and the owner said they were nowhere near accurate.
    Talk to the people at Summit and tell them what you are doing. I dont think its going to be an easy fix though. The mustang electronics need to see certain sending units for the computer to de-scramble the signals and send them to the guages. The guages are designed around the electronics, not the other way around.
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    Re: What do people use for non-fiero gauges?

    MM

    You've talked me into using the Mustang cluster. I'll just have to build a bezel to try to get it to work in the pod.

    Have you seen any way to adapt an electronic pickup from a wheel, axle, or driveshaft to use as a sending unit for the speedo?

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    Re: What do people use for non-fiero gauges?

    Thats the best way. Cant you use the Mustang speedo sending unit on the trans with the Mustang guage? Its the most practical/accurate way to go, and its pretty much dummy-proof. Its easy to make a new face to mount the Mustang guages behind.
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    Re: What do people use for non-fiero gauges?

    Thanks MM

    There is probably a way to graft the Audi and Mustang speedo cables to each other and use a ratio reducer on the Mustang end.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Re: What do people use for non-fiero gauges?

    Quote Originally Posted by 496fe
    I am using 88-93 Mustang electronics. Do you happen to know if any other gauges work with the Mustang senders? Ford Focus seems to be popular.

    Also what should I use for a speedo sending unit as I am using an Audi trans.
    Focus wiring

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    Re: What do people use for non-fiero gauges?

    GMG,

    That .jpg is not high enough resolution to read. Do you have a link or something higher res?

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    Re: What do people use for non-fiero gauges?

    no it was like that on the link too.

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