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Re: Easier to read guages?

To: Bob Denton <>, <>
Subject: Re: Easier to read guages?
From: W S Potter <>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 21:18:17 -0600
A book from my sign painting days says black on yellow is the most readable
combination if colors for a sign.  Leads me to think black on white would be
the most readable combination for most purposes.  The suggestion of trying
both combinations makes very good sense as does lighting your gages.  See
what works for YOUR eyes.  My experience with camera viewfinders on the salt
has shown some things just don't work out there for my eyes.


on 9/27/03 8:56 PM, The Weldons at wrote:

> I'd vote for tach, shift light and the oil gage.  If the car is pretty stable
> and handling well then you have time to check the tach.  It can tell you a lot
> about how the car is running, especially on the long course.  Why go the full
> 5 miles if you're not running right?  Also in my experience backing off the
> throttle with the Hilborns running a little rich actually got the rpm's up.
> Net result, a little better speed in the 5th mile. I wouldn't have sensed that
> without a good view of the tach. If your ride is too wild for a glance at the
> tach either you're running on the stretch side of 200 (and sure don't need any
> advise from me) or you've got a handling problem that needs attention.
> If you have enough battery then by all means put good lighting on the gages.
> The Bonneville sun is rough on old eyes. We use flashlights on occasion when
> working on the car under a tarp.
> Ed Weldon

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