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alex d
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« on: February 22, 2017, 23:09:41 pm »

VW was not offering much in the way of keeping track of your engine...so what was everyone running in the very early days for gauges? EMPI was an option I'm sure, but what were the other options? When did VDOs become the industry standard?

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 16:26:52 pm »

stewart wagner , racimex , vdo , jaeger , smith


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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 18:08:10 pm »

So sure how early you are talking about, in the early 80's, I ran a Autometer 1400-9600 rpm tach, Autometer oil pressure gauge, and a Autometer pro light for oil pressure.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 00:45:57 am »

........... in the early 80's.........

Stewart Warner tach, Smiths vacuum/oil pres/ammeter and a Murphy switchgauge for oil temp in mine.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 09:22:33 am »

I was thinking more on the early 70s era, but all contributions are welcome  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 10:59:10 am »

I pinched them from my uncles street racer (mid-late 70s), close enough.
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PS: I forgot. Lots of gauges from earlier models were used too, not just bought new, so think Smiths out of Jags, VDO out of early German stuff, whatever you could get.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 18:59:03 pm »

Built in late 70's- early 80's.
All VDO Cockpit.
Speedo is out of a '74 Sun Bug. I don't know if it's different than the same year Beetle.

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2017, 11:00:06 am »

Built in late 70's- early 80's.
All VDO Cockpit.
Speedo is out of a '74 Sun Bug. I don't know if it's different than the same year Beetle.



bit off topic but Liking the air deflectors on the dash corners
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2017, 18:03:29 pm »

Empi. Car has no heater but they look cool so I ran them.
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 08:36:39 am »


some jet cockpits was offered as option..



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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 09:47:41 am »

That's quite interesting, guess it's from around 72? My 71 (non-cal look!) auto Fastback has that "solid walnut shift lever handle"  Cool
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2017, 14:41:00 pm »

For my late bettle, Empi gauges

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