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Boost Gauge heads up viewable.

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Boost Gauge heads up viewable.

Post by Ben850 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:40 am

Just a goof.
A friend was cleaning his storage and found this piece he had come across years earlier.

This being a beautiful old gauge. A Cast metal housing, water sealed ring to enclose pane glass and accurate workings.
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By itself, not so menacing.
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I had thoughts of seeing a heads up display of boost under the rear view. That was in my N/A.
It has found value hanging in my room for the Winter as a conversation piece, but will actually come in handy, using a few couplers, and adapters to gauge boost controls and actuators.

It will only take two people to work, but may be as accurate as can be? It is nearly 11" across and fairly heavy. I may weigh it and add to this post later.

I do know it functions, and will look really important hanging from the inside of my N/A hood searching for vacuum leaks.

I plan to find uses. I have many adapters and hoses.
Real photos to come.

I am now officially a nerd. I am ok with that.
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Re: Boost Gauge heads up viewable.

Post by Ben850 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:45 pm

Regarding the photo in the above post, the cluster I had scrapped from a '95 turbo seemed to have a working odometer.?
1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
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1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: Boost Gauge heads up viewable.

Post by matthew1 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:58 pm

Ben850 wrote:I am now officially a nerd. I am ok with that.
:lol:

Cool find.
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Re: Boost Gauge heads up viewable.

Post by mecheng » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:19 am

Probably will outlast a lot of the cheap gauges out there, lol
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