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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Vacuum Gauge Install

Hi everyone,

Hope all of you had a good Christmas and make sure you're safe on News Years Eve..........

I have a vacuum gauge I want to install on my 66 gto console..........The picture included shows it in the general area it will go.........My question is: Do I install it with the plate (in the picture) attached to the bottom of the gauge or does it go as an install plate of some kind on the underneath side of the console? I hope this makes sense...... It seems to fit the bottom of the gauge nicely...so I'm thinking it goes there.....Anyway...I guess I use it as a template to mark for the two small holes that must be drilled to mount the gauge and a larger one for the vacuum line and light wire.........The underneath side of the console base has a larger hole already there...I'm guessing that's the location for the gauge so the vacuum line and light wire can go through....

The other issue I'm facing is my shifter install........some of you may remember my other issues (speedo and starter) that all of you were very helpful with.......I have my 66 shifter (pictured) to install and the instructions from Shiftworks talks about a shift cable that my be needed......I'm thinking that my cable from the his and hers shifter I took out will work...Any one out there ever convert their his and hers shifter back to it's original 66 shifter? Also...What are the 4 holes on the top used for ? I don't see anything on my console or the bezel that would need these holes. One more.....I don't have an indicator light bezel.......I've seen them before and I'm thinking they mount on the indicator bezel....I can see two screw holes that would, I think, accommodate the bezel.......take your time ....HA HA
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Earl, The metal bezel goes ON TOP of the console, and the vacuum gauge sits on it. Can't help with the shifter. Happy new Year, Eric



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Thanks Eric.......thought that was the way to go...........
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Glad to help ...hope it turned out well....those gauges are sweet! E



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Vacuum Gauge Location '65 LeGTO

I won a nice vacuum gauge off ebay yesterday for $53. Had no idea it was an option or where it was mounted.... Not a clue where it went, but that wasn't the point...had to have it. My center console has no holes for mounting so I can put it anywhere. Is there anyone who has a pic of the correct installation location or can give me a dimension?

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the measuring tape is at the very front edge of the console. The square hole in the base is for running the vacuum line and light wire. PLEASE remove your console and check before drilling. ALSO be sure that you have no clearance issues below the dash...8 track player, aftermarket gauges hanging down etc. Measure 37 times, drill once I always say!!!!!!!!!!! Eric



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The pics I forgot!!!



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Better pics of vac gauge placement...sorry Moderators!



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Vacuum Gauge

Thanks for the great pics. That thing is massive....just got it in the mail today. Where can I get that cool square drill you used!?

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That square hole drill was done by Pontiac in the "old Days"...you will have to use a round one now...same size as the center hole in the mounting bezel!!!



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