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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:35 pm

Look closely at the gauges.



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Post by 77mali on Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:48 pm

2 fuel gauges?  Little bitty one & big one where the tach or economy gauge should go?
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:50 pm

You called it...economy gauge. You've heard of it?
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Post by 77mali on Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:56 pm

Yes they were pretty common on 76 & 77 cars.  Maybe even on some 75's?  I think a few guys on here have that gauge in there set ups.  They were on Chevelle's, Monte's and even Elco's I think.  Shouldn't be too hard to find one ... question is why?  Most folks would rather have a tach and I'm pretty sure a tach will interchange in the gauge pod with minimal or no fuss.

Maybe Mcarlo77 can confirm that last bit but I'm almost certain that I've read that a few times on here.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:58 pm

I got these in a pile of other stuff I bought. I'd never heard of it in a 70s car.

Silly me.
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Post by dynchel on Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:22 pm

My '86 caprice classic had a fuel economy gauge... Probably the stupidest thing to monitor except maybe the "tuner" boys and their air fuel ratio  gauges.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:16 am

I'm diggin it in my Focus. Every time I hit 40 MPG, I hear some guy at OPEC squeal a little bit.

Yeah. I said Focus. Flame on.

I had no idea they had something like that in the 70's. I can see why they would have, but surprised just the same.
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Post by chromejunkie on Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:31 am

Alot of cars had them during the gas crunch of the mid 70s
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Post by pila on Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:52 am

We don't need any stiinnnking economy gauge ! Very Happy

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:19 am

I thought it was only the Chevys that had these...until, a few weeks ago I came across one laying inside a '74 Grand Am. Got home and Googled it...sure enough, Pontiac did offer them in place of the large clock or tach. I believe much more rare than on the Chevys.
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Post by chevellelaguna on Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:29 am

I've seen them in 76-77 cars...that thing would be pegged if it were in my car! LOL "fuel economy" Hahahaha
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Post by Joe73 on Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:55 am

Limey has an economy gauge.  I sold it to him.
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:15 am

My 75 Toronado I had back in the day had a small one to the right of the speedo...it was just there as a distraction so you wouldn't notice the fuel gauge drop every time you hit the gas.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:01 pm

Joe73 wrote:Limey has an economy gauge.  I sold it to him.

Its in Car now Joe and works great.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:14 pm

Limey wrote:
Joe73 wrote:Limey has an economy gauge.  I sold it to him.

Its in Car now Joe and works great.

Heres my original it was IN-OP When I got it and Joe helped me with this one and works great

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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:47 pm

What does the vacuum hook to?
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Post by Joe73 on Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:52 pm

It goes to any full engine vacuum. Not ported like above the throttle plate on a carb.
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Post by WyldeBill66 on Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:21 pm

My step dad's AMC Matador had one. No idea what year it was, but it was in the 70's. One very ugly car.

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Post by chromejunkie on Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:37 pm

Fuel economy is for sissys GoFast
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:40 pm

Agree. If I use the gauges (doubt that I will) I'd replace it with a tach.

Might be better to just ebay it to someone who might want it for a stock resto.
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Post by chromejunkie on Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:50 pm

If you want fuel economy buy a Prius. Then call me so I can laugh at u lol!
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:24 pm

Roadcaptain S3 wrote:Agree. If I use the gauges (doubt that I will) I'd replace it with a tach.

Might be better to just ebay it to someone who might want it for a stock resto.

EXACTLY Why I left mine in there I have had multiple offers for tachometer clusters, But want to keep the way it came, Beside I have a SunPro II tachometer I am going to use, Just need to make a final decision where to mount


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Post by Joe73 on Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:45 pm

Limey, same tach I'm running. Mine is on my column. It came mounted there when I bought the car in '82. Still works great.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:51 pm

anything other than that gaudy strap to mount it that's the only thing stopping me from the column and sure don't to put on Dash LOL Kinda thinking on a 4" cowl finally and putting it under there or eve the Hood tach I love that little swell on the hood like the old GTO's had
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:19 pm

I have one in my 2011 Subaru.
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