Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
November 1, 2003

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Mmfp_0311_1_z Mustang_performance_gauges Auto_meter_gauges
Auto Meter's latest gauge series, the C2, uses LED-powered luminescent technology to provide a vibrant and quite bright blue light. For our '90 Mustang, we chose to go with electrical boost/vacuum (PN 7159) and fuel pressure (PN 7163) gauges mounted on the A-pillar.
Mmfp_0311_3_z Mustang_performance_gauges Pillar
Auto Meter sells gauge pillars, which come with either one or two pods already molded into a replacement pillar. PN 12100 retails for $55, and holds two 2 1/16-inch gauges.

Performance vehicles usually come with a decent gauge package that gives you slightly more information than the "Oh crap there's no oil!" idiot lights the majority of vehicles today are equipped with. When we begin modifying our engines, we generally tune towards efficiency, and sometimes put it on the fine line of just right and blown up. We also sometimes need to monitor functions and parameters that the factory instrumentation does not.

Auto Meter Competition Instruments of Sycamore, Illinois, has been one of the key players in the aftermarket gauge industry, and when we needed some boost and fuel pressure gauges for two of our project cars, we looked to them to provide us with accurate instrumentation. Installation of any of these gauges is fairly easy, which is why we are showing you how to install them as a quick tech feature. Once you have them aboard, you'll be ready to tune and tweak to your heart's content. Read along to see how easy it is.