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T'sProstar
04-08-2014, 03:38 PM
I've been looking for some updated gauges for this without much luck. Anyone know where I can get a set of newer style gauges with harness to plug and play?

I'm having this gauge panel remade without the vinyl covering and updated switches

Kyle
04-08-2014, 03:56 PM
The gauges do not have a harness where you quick connect like the new boats. They have a bundle of wires that connect with a nut and bolt setup.

If you don't mind that the new gauges will not say Mastercraft then the options are endless. Would look great.

Have the gauges match the primary outer color of the boat or you can't go wrong with chrome. Even a colored face and bezel would look great.

drschemel
04-08-2014, 03:59 PM
I can't wait to see your project! Keep us posted. The gauges are standard VDO automotive gauges. They have various styles available. The connections are just crimped on wire ends. No plug and play circuit boards on that baby, just lots of wires to keep up with!

T'sProstar
04-08-2014, 04:21 PM
OH I see. So I need to stick with the VDO and just match the wires. Sounds good that should be simple enough but I was looking for some bright green faced without much luck. I'll keep at it thanks

T'sProstar
04-08-2014, 04:51 PM
This I'm going to work with these. What do you think?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TELEFLEX-AMEGA-SERIES-7-PIECE-BLACK-BLACK-INBOARD-OUTBOARD-BOAT-GAUGE-SET-/400634066194?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item5d47a6b512&vxp=mtr

jk13
04-08-2014, 05:08 PM
^^ Not bad for the price, but as with most the speedometer sweep isn't ideal for inboards and no calibration for them either. Only using half the sweep (maxing out at ~45) and below 20 is too close together. Nowhere near as accurate as your AirGuides either. Unless you are keeping your AirGuides and replacing the rest, then go for it.

Still saving my pennies for Speed Hut's GPS speedometer and matching gauges. Just over twice as much money, but GPS instead of pitot. It looks like the 60mph version is just about ideal with an evenly spaced tick every mph from 0-60. Plus digital readout if you want it in the same gauge. Yes, the odometer is useless, but it's the best option I've found in all my years of searching for accuracy and matching a whole set for an older boat.

T'sProstar
04-08-2014, 06:18 PM
ok I'll check these out. Thanks

Spork
04-08-2014, 06:47 PM
All my research on the different manufacturers of gauges, vdo, teleflex, auto meter etc., has led me to believe no one makes a "complete" set, ie, tachometer, speedometer, volts, oil, temp, depth finder, clock, fuel, hour meter etc. except Livorsi is the only mfg I have found that does complete sets, can customize them, white, black carbon fiber faces different color rims, different size rims, truly custom all depends on your pocket book. I did white face, stainless steel mega rim, with their 52 mph ski gps speedometer. Very easy to install, seriously the hardest part was getting the steering wheel off and loosening the dash and mixing the epoxy for the gps puck. They use a 4 pin watertight connector very easy to wire up, I was done in like 1.5 hours. Click the link to see mine.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=39666&highlight=Livorsi

http://www.livorsi.com/catalog/gauge_styles.htm

drschemel
04-08-2014, 06:56 PM
have you looked at these?
http://www.westmarine.com/teleflex--lido-signature-series-instruments--P006_183_001_520
http://newcontent.westmarine.com/content/images/catalog/full/5343348.jpg

atihanyi
04-08-2014, 11:52 PM
I have done several boats with Livorsi gauges . Awesome product and worth the money

T'sProstar
04-09-2014, 08:35 AM
I think I'm going to roll with the Teleflex set and buy this for the other MPH gauge... I'll just paint the bezel to match

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DIGITAL-WATERPROOF-GPS-SPEEDOMETER-only-gps-ant-85mm-3-3-8-black-/261285048523

T'sProstar
04-09-2014, 08:37 AM
What does "red thru-dial lighting" look like?

T'sProstar
04-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Now that I'm looking I think Livorsi gauges are the way to go. You can pick anything you want
http://www.livorsi.com/catalog/gauge_styles.htm

What did you pay for them?

Spork
04-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Now that I'm looking I think Livorsi gauges are the way to go. You can pick anything you want
http://www.livorsi.com/catalog/gauge_styles.htm

What did you pay for them?

The gps speedometers are the biggest hit, you can use 1 antenna puck for both heads, I ordered mine from diamond performance, they had the best price when I was looking.

http://www.diamondperformanceparts.com/home.php