Jim Smart
November 1, 2007

We're the most informed generation in world history. We have the Internet, television, radio, print media, two kinds of telephones, videotapes and discs, and a host of other methods of communication. It's because of this that we insist on as many means as possible to let us know what's happening underhood.

Ford provides more instrumentation than it did 40 years ago, but we still want more. We want to know exhaust gas and engine oil temperature, supercharger boost pressure, and automatic transmission fluid temperature. The problem is, our dashboard doesn't have much room for aftermarket instrumentation.

We're not sure who thought of it first, but the windshield pillar cluster is a great idea for added instrumentation. It keeps the gauges out of the way in a quick, at-a-glance location within the driver's field of vision, enabling a view of the road while monitoring engine and driveline vitals.

Anything can be installed in a windshield pillar cluster, including a clock. With help from BBK Performance, we'll show you how to install one in an afternoon.