Installed gauge in vent without roush pod - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Topic Sponsor
2009 - 2014 Ford F150 General discussion on 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 truck.

Installed gauge in vent without roush pod

Old 01-09-2013, 03:57 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 200
Thanked 36 Times in 16 Posts
Default Installed gauge in vent without roush pod

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.
Attached Thumbnails Installed gauge in vent without roush pod-image-6128865.jpg   Installed gauge in vent without roush pod-image-678332185.jpg   Installed gauge in vent without roush pod-image-2964524824.jpg   Installed gauge in vent without roush pod-image-3297866175.jpg   Installed gauge in vent without roush pod-image-457941212.jpg  

Installed gauge in vent without roush pod-image-4132420927.jpg   Installed gauge in vent without roush pod-image-2596241919.jpg   Installed gauge in vent without roush pod-image-865846622.jpg  
jejeosborne is offline  
Old 01-09-2013, 03:59 PM
  #2  
2013 King Ranch EB GemGrn
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 482
Thanked 76 Times in 38 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by jejeosborne View Post
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.
Zixxer10r is offline  
Old 01-09-2013, 04:04 PM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 56
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I bet if you painted the screws black that it hardly be noticeable.
RockWVU is offline  
Old 01-09-2013, 05:39 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 200
Thanked 36 Times in 16 Posts
Default

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.
Attached Thumbnails Installed gauge in vent without roush pod-image-1844308724.jpg  

Last edited by jejeosborne; 01-09-2013 at 05:45 PM.
jejeosborne is offline  
Old 01-10-2013, 10:41 AM
  #5  
Internet Geezer
 
gDMJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Timbuk3, MI
Posts: 6,862
Thanked 1,246 Times in 960 Posts
Default

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.
.
gDMJoe is offline  
Old 01-10-2013, 10:51 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 200
Thanked 36 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by gDMJoe View Post
Simple solution ... Hide/run the screws thru appropriate sized black tubing.
.
That is a good idea. Probably will not take the time to do that now though.
jejeosborne is offline  
Old 01-10-2013, 02:31 PM
  #7  
Internet Geezer
 
gDMJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Timbuk3, MI
Posts: 6,862
Thanked 1,246 Times in 960 Posts
Default

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.
.

Last edited by gDMJoe; 01-10-2013 at 02:34 PM.
gDMJoe is offline  
Old 05-16-2013, 02:02 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: new york on a LOOONG island
Posts: 675
Thanked 58 Times in 43 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by RockWVU View Post
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
13f150plat is offline  


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Installed gauge in vent without roush pod


Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: