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Old 01-09-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Just finished installing a boost gauge in my vent using just 6 screws and some electrical tape. Got the idea from a mustang forum but that person made the pod out of 2" PVC. I saw no use for the PVC and didn't want to restrict any more airflow than necessary. I just used some 8-1/2" screws and built up the gage with electrical tape. It is surprisingly solid.
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Just finished installing a boost gauge in my vent using just 6 screws and some electrical tape. Got the idea from a mustang forum but that person made the pod out of 2" PVC. I saw no use for the PVC and didn't want to restrict any more airflow than necessary. I just used some 8-1/2" screws and built up the gage with electrical tape. It is surprisingly solid.
So now you've still got airflow through your vent. Nice! I don't suppose there is a more elegant way to secure the pod in the center of the hole is there? Those screws look a little homegrown, which is something that I personally would want to stray away from if I install a boost/vacuum gauge.
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I bet if you painted the screws black that it hardly be noticeable.
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They have been painted black just didn't take a new picture. They are not noticeable. Daughters black fingernail polish. Realize these photos were taken with a flash too. In natural light they are even less noticeable.

I did this knowing it can all be undone and put back to factory or buy the $35 roush pod. Now that it is finished, I am keeping my $35 and have a full $0.50 invested.
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Zixxer10r ... I don't suppose there is a more elegant way to secure the pod in the center of the hole is there? Those screws look a little homegrown, which is something that I personally would want to stray away from if I install a boost/vacuum gauge.
Simple solution ... Hide/run the screws thru appropriate sized black tubing.
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Simple solution ... Hide/run the screws thru appropriate sized black tubing.
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That is a good idea. Probably will not take the time to do that now though.
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jejeosborne That is a good idea. Probably will not take the time to do that now though.
Another idea ..... Angle/tilt the guage -BEFORE- screwing it to the vent housing. That way you achieve the same effect as an angled guage ring - i.e. more betterer guage visibility.




BTW ... on your co$t effective innovation.

My installation of a guage in the dash vent .....


*AeroForce scan guage, ROUSH dash vent pod, Autometer angled guage ring.
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I bet if you painted the screws black that it hardly be noticeable.
or a small bit of vaccume tube around the scres to hid them would look trick
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