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This is a discussion on Boost gauge help! within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I am going to get some autometer boost gauge or some other mechanical boost gauge. Anyone can tell me I ...

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    Question Boost gauge help!

    I am going to get some autometer boost gauge or some other mechanical boost gauge. Anyone can tell me I can hook up as same as the factory boost gauge( connect wire from the back of the radio and run to hose to the Bov with "T" fitting????

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    You can use the same wire from the radio. I modified the boost gauge hose after seeing this thread. It works like a charm.
    http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...ight=autometer

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    Originally posted by wake2snow5
    You can use the same wire from the radio. I modified the boost gauge hose after seeing this thread. It works like a charm.
    http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...ight=autometer


    I can't get in that web site. Can you tell me what you modify on the hose? What is the difference?

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    depending on which guage you choose, you may not have to do any modification. he probably just adjusted the diameter of the hose using a connector.

    the stock guage has a plug for the harness on the back fo the stereo, so you won't be able to do that. you'll need to splice a wire.

    tapping power is easy. the yellow green wire to the clock is "on" power from the ignition. tap that, and black to ground.

    searching will help you out immensely.

    dR

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    Here is basically what I did:

    Essentially, you will need a length of standard 1/8" vacuum line to plumb from your vacuum source to your boost gauge. You will need about 6 inches of 3/8" line, 2 very small hose clamps that fit around the 3/8" line, and NAPA's Hose Connector part no. 715-1815.

    Here is a picture of the finished product. You should now have very quick response from your boost gauge, and a lot more faith in it to boot.
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