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Anyone ran a fuel pressure gauge outside??
ianbfromct Offline
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#1
Ive seen it before plenty of times on a foxbodys but that huge area between the hood and windshield makes it easy. I wanted to run a fuel pressure gauge but asides from spending like $80-$100 on a electric one when mechanical ones are half that price. Im not sure how it would look on a turbo coupe but it doesnt hurt to ask...this is what I mean..


We lack that black piece thou so was wondering if it could be done
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88 5 speed TC
-3" DP,lowered, 255 Walbro, Gillis valve, Cobra R's, bondo/rust, Stinger's PIMP Ecu
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TurboBoost88 Offline
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#2
you might be able to fabricate a pod on the hood or fender, but by the time you do all of that, you would probably be better off spending the money on a electric gauge for the inside. my 2 cents.
88 TurboCoupe,Midnight Metallic Blue on Blue cloth, 140 m.p.h. speedo, 96,000 miles, 5spd. Gills valve, many new parts waiting to be installed..88 TC, Silver, 5spd, My first car, wish I still had that one! Built for customers: 67 Ford Fairlane,69 Mach I,70 Mach I Clone,95 Ranger 2.3/5.0 EFI Conversion,99 Cobra Procharger SC-1 Install/Tune,Factory Five Racing Mark III Cobra #4114,1955 Black on Black Thunderbird for local Ford Dealer owner's wife.
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ianbfromct Offline
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TurboBoost88 Wrote:you might be able to fabricate a pod on the hood or fender, but by the time you do all of that, you would probably be better off spending the money on a electric gauge for the inside. my 2 cents.


Yeah I figured its not really doable on our cars. Was just looking at prices for fuel pressure gauges with a electric sending unit...holy cow like $200!!! I think ill just set it with one of these sticking on the windshield and one its good ill take it out http://www.amazon.com/Actron-CP7838-Prof...sure+gauge
88 5 speed TC
-3" DP,lowered, 255 Walbro, Gillis valve, Cobra R's, bondo/rust, Stinger's PIMP Ecu
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Stang8u Offline
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#4
I have a 2 1/16 cup I've done a little looking and I think I can mount where it will clear the hood when it opens just waiting to get a gauge

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turbird77 Offline
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#5
Although some old muscle cars had hood tachs back in the day, to me, especially on newer cars like Foxes, that has always looked like someone decided to install a gauge, an then went full on lazy/[email protected] with it. Kind of like the people who run wires right through their door jambs, or cut a hole in their trunk floor to remove the fuel pump, instead of doing it the right/non-hack way.
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Stang8u Offline
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#6
That's why you custom mount it Smile

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longbedGTs Offline
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#7
Just put an electric FP gauge in mine and...the peace of mind is well worth it.
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88 TC 5spd~78K miles
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