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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by chuckers, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. chuckers

    chuckers Member
    Messages: 39

    Who makes a good piller gauge system for a Ford truck. I was thinking about adding a trans guage, fuel air, and im not sure what gauges have you found handy to have in your plow truck.
  2. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

  3. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Autometer, absolutely the only way to go! :nod:
  4. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    you may want to think about a oil pressure gauge, the gauge in the truck isnt a real gauge, it shoots up to that same point if there is 40psi or 5psi of oil pressure.
  5. z_plow_master

    z_plow_master Member
    Messages: 49


    i just installed a B&M trany temp gauge today, 46 bucks for the gauge, around 160 for installation cause i wanted it be finished today
  6. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    160 for install :eek:

    autometer makes the best a-piller pod..go with a three gauge addon. I run a rocker switch on my oil TEMP gauge and monitor 3 three diff things....
  7. scuba875

    scuba875 Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Where would you go to get that installed. I see them for sale on web pages but who would you have install the gages?
  8. Backlash63

    Backlash63 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 11

    I run Norsdkog digital gauges in my truck with pillar from summit. red is real easy to see at night. my two cents.
  9. z_plow_master

    z_plow_master Member
    Messages: 49

    performance shops

    look around for performance shops, one guy asked for 200 bucks here in illinois, but i went to the one who said 160 (2 hours), aamco didn't want to do anything with it here, neither firestone,dealer, and some trany shops
  10. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    the trans temp gauge is really easy to install, you cut a tranny line and install the sender for the gauge inline there, the hardest part might be considered to be mounting the guage and running the wire.

    if you have the time- do it yourself.
  11. chuckers

    chuckers Member
    Messages: 39

    Thanks for the info on the trans gauge. I was thinking about doing them myself. I have the time with out snow. Does anyone know how tough it would be to install a air fuel mixture gauge?
  12. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    on my A/F mixture gauge it is set up like an oxy sensor. I installed it myself, just a drill a hole in the exhaust pipe just after where both pipes come together on a v8 for the best reading. You can pick up a bung (round piece but threaded like a nut) or do it the cheap way and weld a nut then over the hole for the sensor to thread in. Make sure to get the correct size for you app.....and put antisieze on the threads when you install the sensor