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    Hello,

    What are people using for speedometers for ls swaps?

    I have a 65 Impala and spending $1k for one of those custom dashes does not make financial sense.

    Anyone get a gauge from a newer car and make it fit in your dash? If so, what car did you get it from?

    I have the vacum gauge hooked up. works great. I am guessing the voltmeter will be just hooking a positive when key on and a constant negative will do it.

    As for the original temp gauge, I need to figure out if it is electrically compatible with an add on sensor.

    Thanks for any guidance.

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    I use the original gauges in the vehicle.

    There are aftermarket tail housings to swap onto any electronic transmission to work your analog speedo just as it was designed.

    I drill and tap the engine for the sending units needed for the original oil and temp gauges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I use the original gauges in the vehicle.

    There are aftermarket tail housings to swap onto any electronic transmission to work your analog speedo just as it was designed.

    I drill and tap the engine for the sending units needed for the original oil and temp gauges.
    could these methods work with say ..a 2006 chrysler crossfire?

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    Possibly, but can't say for sure, I'm not familiar with a 2006 crossfire.....name sounds familiar.

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