Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

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Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by spyder » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:06 pm

I did as search but was unsuccessful in finding a thread where I thought someone had replaced their tall windshield ammeter with a volt meter. Ring any bells? I won't be using the ammeter because it is bypassed under the hood and want to put a voltmeter in its place.

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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by K1200 GT » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:19 pm

Just type in volt meter I see a few topics.
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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by spyder » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:10 pm

One thing's for certain, my camera s**ks!

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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by dbrick » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:21 pm

OK, spill...where did you get that?????

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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by Garm » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:28 pm

yeah that's REALLY cool. And useful.
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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by pebbles » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:08 pm

Genius. I wouldnt mind seeing more pics lousy or not. Very Nice.
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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by dbrick » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:32 pm

I looked closer, he gutted an Autometer gauge.
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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by Garm » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:25 am

Which one? Which one? I feel like such a little kid these days.
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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by spyder » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:24 pm

It is indeed an Autometer 2362. It had threaded posts like the original ammeter. I had to flatten and elongate the openings on the back of the cluster. I also had to trim the plastic piece which the numbers are printed and add some material to approximate the triangularish shape of the original gauge. I also snipped the needle.

http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugedetai ... 2451&sid=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Feeling emboldened, I am going to try the same process on the tach. The engine has no dizzy so the original mechanical tach has not worked for years.

http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugedetai ... 2476&sid=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I will post some more crappy pictures when I do the tach!

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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by Garm » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:46 pm

Yes! We love crappy pictures!
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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by dbrick » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:57 pm

Sure, I sell the 69 this week, and NOW the problem is solved.

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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by Garm » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:06 am

heh.

I have the e-dizzy, how would i hook up an electronic tach like the one spyder mentions? Just take a coil wire?

Feeling emboldened, I am going to try the same process on the tach. The engine has no dizzy so the original mechanical tach has not worked for years.

http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugedetai" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... 2476&sid=1

I will post some more crappy pictures when I do the tach!
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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by spyder » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:07 am

Here is the instructions.

http://www.autometer.com/productPDF/468H.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It says DON'T connect it to a capacitive ignition, as in a MSD-5. I don't think an e-dizzy is such.

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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by notoptoy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:41 am

E-dizzie is NOT capacitive discharge and you should be fine!
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Re: Voltmeter vs. ammmeter

Post by Garm » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:31 am

^ Nice, thanks!
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