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    Large tach/oil temp/oil pressure gauge

    Does anyone know of source for a large, old-fashioned combination tachometer, oil pressure and oil temperature gauge, something like this out of production Westach gauge? Perhaps something intended for a Harley Davidson?

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    Matthew
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    Didn't early Taylorcrafts use a similar gauge. I see them advertised on Barnstormers and Ebay.

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    Thanks, Steve, but I was actually looking for new gauges with an old look, not old gauges. So far the closest I have found is the New Vintage USA "1940 Series" which can be custom ordered in the combination I want (move the oil pressure and temp to the tach, delete the indicator lights, or maybe modify them as oil pressure and voltage idiot lights) but it wouldn't be cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve pollina View Post
    Didn't early Taylorcrafts use a similar gauge. I see them advertised on Barnstormers and Ebay.
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    Oh, those are sexy - and I was thinking the same thing about putting oil pressure & temp on the tach - but you're right, they're priced right out of my range.

    Imagine if they had the word "aviation" next to them, though! They'd be double the cost!
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    "Custom" always costs more. "Aviation" always costs more. Combine the two?

    If your airplane needs a TSO-ed gauge, which is the easiest route when dealing with the FAA, a 3-in-1 gauge costs in the $700 range. If you have an amateur built aircraft, see the cost calculation suggested in the first line. But I will suggest that you might ask Century Instruments in Wichita what a custom silkscreen for one of their 3-in-1 gauges might cost. They might do it for reasonable $$ on top of the price of a gauge.

    Best of luck,

    Wes
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