View Full Version : Gauges---Elect. or Mech?

08-13-2002, 07:42 PM
I am redoing the gauges in my 245Ti. So far I have a calibrated
Autometer boost and volt gauge. I know the mech. gauges
have accurate readings, but with the newer elect. gauges
are they as accurate? There is not much price difference.
Has anyone updated theirs, any suggestions?:help:

08-14-2002, 06:40 PM
I don't believe there is enough of a difference to pick mechanical guages over electric. Usually electric are easier to hook up, due to running wire not metal tubes and such. Dan C

Hank Scorpio
08-14-2002, 08:10 PM
True. Mechianicals are more accurate and are durable. No goofy senders or anything to worry about, if the car is on, your gauges will always been on, if there is something to show.

But, really honestly, the only real mechanical gauge you would use is a temp and oil pressure. Boost is always going to be, a/f is electric and so is the volt (duh). Really for water and oil, it would be the way to go. If your going to spend the money, go all the way and get mechanicals.

08-15-2002, 07:11 AM
Thanks for your input guys. I'll have to think about this one a little more. :confused:

Hank Scorpio
08-16-2002, 09:34 PM
Jeff, I think it really comes down to how much you want to spend on it. I think electricals would be fine for 99 percent of the applications.

Heres a picture of the gauges in my old 69bird, they were autometer Pro-Comp Ultra-lite mechanicals.