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JOHNMAN
post Aug 18 2006, 12:51 AM
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My kits are available (as well) without silk screening.

The kits include faceplate as shown in pic below and zinc plated back plates.

These are available for shipping immediately.

Printed instructions are included with the kit, and are augmented here in the classic threads.

PM or Email for details.
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post Aug 18 2006, 12:52 AM
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Another gauge completed with the blank faceplate.
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post Aug 18 2006, 11:40 AM
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please email me the order info and price,
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post Aug 21 2006, 06:52 PM
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obviously the one gauge is Fuel level. The oil one is pressure or temp? and in what measurement scale?

whats the other gauge?

please excuse me as its been 2 years since ive seen my car. Suppose to get it back this week!

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post Aug 22 2006, 12:22 AM
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RS22b

The gauge with the oil can shown is from a 911 combo gauge and is oil pressure in BARS (1 bar is approximately 14.7 PSI, bar is short for barometric pressure)

The gauge on the left is the other gauge from a 911 combo gauge and is temperature. The graduations are labeled at the outer edve of the gauge itself. The first line is approximately 190 deg F.

You can get 911 combo gauges with numerical gauge faces and ones that are labeled in PSI, but the ones I have made are not numbered that way. Since I know where my car is supposed to run, I don't really need the numbers and I think they tend to just add clutter. Due to teh fact that the 911 gauges are turned slightly, the numbers would end up skewed slightly anyway.

The kits do require (2) donor gauges to make up the tripple:

(1) later 914 fuel combo gauge (1973 1/2+)
(1) 911 oil pressure/temperature gauge and sending units. (any year will do)
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post Aug 22 2006, 11:43 AM
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thanks for the info. Sounds like a good combo to me.
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post Aug 23 2006, 05:35 PM
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Why does the 914 donor gauge need to be the late style? Can an early 914 gauge be made to work?

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post Aug 23 2006, 11:44 PM
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The reason my kits work with the later 914 fuel gauge is primarily to make the kits easier to assemble.

If you look at the back plate in the picture above, it shows (3) black round connectors. The 911 gauges use these connectors as do the later (1973+) 914 fuel gauges. The earlier 914 fuel gauges used crimped connectors that are a real pain to disassemble and then reassemble. The later model fuel gauges simply unplug and make reassembly a non issue.

The rear plates were designed and fabricated to use the later model fuel gauges, and I think it would be tough to adapt them for the early fuel gauges.

This is one area that I deviated from the design of the old kits.

Later model 914 fuel gauges have been found on E-bay for $5-$10.
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post Sep 7 2006, 02:44 PM
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Had North Hollywood Speedometer in Ca. do some silk screening for me.

Check out the waring lights
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post Sep 7 2006, 02:52 PM
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904svo,

That looks Awesome!

Great job.
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post Sep 9 2006, 02:18 PM
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Why no silk-screening?
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post Sep 13 2006, 11:13 AM
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I think most of the silk-screeners in the world are a flakey bunch of ___________! :D

I did these 12 years or so ago now, and they where a pain in the _______ then and I am sure that time and being an art that is loosing ground, it is not gotten any better. I am sure John would love for you to say yeah, I can do them for you, ISO 9001 quality in small lots, at a reasonable price. Oh BTW, here is a sample of my work on a powder-coated surface, with a metal sub-straight.

They seem to like Tee Shirts more than making a limited run of 904 face plates. Over the years technology has caught up, but the art of silk-screening has become lost. In this day, it is limited to manufactures, and I am sure they are using a much higher technology than a photo-negative imprint between a piece of silk.

YMMV, now once they come out with a true black toner and a high enough definition printer it becomes a photoshop job, and I will mask the radii in the imprint, to save machining, then the entire kit becomes a laser cutter job, and a platters job, but cadmium platting is becoming rare also, unless you know the guys that are open because they do work for the Gov. :ph34r: but I digress here.
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post Sep 13 2006, 02:02 PM
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QUOTE (rdauenhauer @ Sep 9 2006, 10:18 AM) *
Why no silk-screening?



It all came down to quality and cost. The quality of silkscreening that I was offered was lower than expected and was unacceptable to me. After several months of attempting to have quality silk screening done at a reasonable cost, it was decided to offer the blank face kits up for sale.

After the first one that I assembled with no text, I decided that I liked the look even better than the ones with text. I know what the gauges are for and what they mean. The lights are a little different, but after a little use, you will know what they are for as well. I kind of like the icons on the lenses.



I still have a few kits left...
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post Sep 27 2006, 06:11 PM
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Props to John and his kit! I ordered one and elected to pay the extra to have him build the gauge. It looks great, works great and turn-around time was fast! (IMG:http://www.914club.com/bbs2/style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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