Adapter plates for 2-1/16" gauges into 60mm holes?

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Adapter plates for 2-1/16" gauges into 60mm holes?

Post by ChickenPinz » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:27 pm

Anyone have a source for adapter plates to allow installation of US standard 2-1/16in gauges into the 60mm holes for the two smaller of the dashboard gauges? Looking to replace the hourmeter with a tachometer. Seem to be plenty of options in 2-1/16in that are 0-5,000 RPM.

And yes, I can make them if I need to, but it'd be easier to buy something already made.
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Re: Adapter plates for 2-1/16" gauges into 60mm holes?

Post by rmel » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:06 pm

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Re: Adapter plates for 2-1/16" gauges into 60mm holes?

Post by pcolette » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:37 pm

The VDO 6000rpm Tach Kit that Swiss Army Vehicles offers includes the hole adapter and the 24 volt to 12 volt resistor for a quick and easy installation.
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Re: Adapter plates for 2-1/16" gauges into 60mm holes?

Post by ChickenPinz » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:33 pm

I read a lot of gripes about that VDO tach in the Pinz forums, but it is on my short list.

I'm still looking for one that includes an hour meter, but no luck so far in that smaller (2-1/16 or 2-/38) size.

Long term: I'm building an engine monitor and may use one of those gauge sites for a round graphical display. The challenge is to make it fit the character of the vehicle as I'm trying to stay as stock looking as possible.
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Post by pcolette » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:00 am

Yes, there were some scattered issues with the VDO tachs. I've installed 4 of them and had problems with one. On that one I switched to shielded wire for the signal wire to the coil and that solved the problem of the jumping/inconsistent readings.

I imagine you've seen the SpeedHut gauges (https://www.speedhut.com). Perhaps they can fab something to your liking.
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Re: Adapter plates for 2-1/16" gauges into 60mm holes?

Post by ChickenPinz » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:31 pm

pcolette wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:00 am
Yes, there were some scattered issues with the VDO tachs. I've installed 4 of them and had problems with one. On that one I switched to shielded wire for the signal wire to the coil and that solved the problem of the jumping/inconsistent readings.

I imagine you've seen the SpeedHut gauges (https://www.speedhut.com). Perhaps they can fab something to your liking.
Thanks for that link on SpeedHut -- definitely some good options there! I'm going to reach out to them to see about 24V operation and the chances of a 5,000 RPM dial face.
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Post by djw » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:51 pm

Please post up anything you find out. The blank hole on mine needs to be filled but a tach on the pinz seems, well, pretty unnecessary if you have ears.

Anything else interesting/easy to install, maybe some multifunction monitoring, would be of interest to me.
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Re: Adapter plates for 2-1/16" gauges into 60mm holes?

Post by ChickenPinz » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:50 pm

djw wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Please post up anything you find out. The blank hole on mine needs to be filled but a tach on the pinz seems, well, pretty unnecessary if you have ears.

Anything else interesting/easy to install, maybe some multifunction monitoring, would be of interest to me.
A multifunction monitor is my plan -- it's just not top of my list quite yet. But please think about what you'd want to see, and watch for me to start another thread on this topic. I'm an airplane person, so engines want to be monitored. :)

My challenge is to do something that is functional, but not obnoxious for a retro vehicle like this.
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Post by djw » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:19 pm

ChickenPinz wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:50 pm
A multifunction monitor is my plan -- it's just not top of my list quite yet. But please think about what you'd want to see, and watch for me to start another thread on this topic. I'm an airplane person, so engines want to be monitored. :)

My challenge is to do something that is functional, but not obnoxious for a retro vehicle like this.
My experience is airplanes too - more experience there than with the pinz. But something simple (k.i.s.s.) that makes sense in the genre. I'm sure almost anything that would work on a 4 cyl Lycoming could work here, but hopefully less $.
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Re: Adapter plates for 2-1/16" gauges into 60mm holes?

Post by newtopinz » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:38 pm

May I suggest an attitude indicator.

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Re: Adapter plates for 2-1/16" gauges into 60mm holes?

Post by ChickenPinz » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:32 am

newtopinz wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:38 pm
May I suggest an attitude indicator.
Ah, yes! I have that in the FJ and the 4Runner -- I'll put that on my list.
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