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RE: Easier to read guages?

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Subject: RE: Easier to read guages?
From: "Albaugh, Neil" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 11:16:10 -0500

You've just pointed out the fatal flaw in those fancy digital guages. Just a
glimpse DOESN'T tell them wot's wot!

My old '85 'Vette had a very fancy LCD digital display that looked like a
pinball machine. Frankly, the mechanical white-on-black Stewart-Warner
analog guages in my long-departed Studebaker Golden Hawk were far more

Regards, Neil     Tucson, AZ

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Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 6:45 AM
To: Albaugh, Neil;
Subject: RE: Easier to read guages?

Neil, needles 'straight up' is a good idea, and an old one.  The Brit
road-racing mc writers were telling novices at least 60 or 70 years ago to
set their rev-counters(tachometers) so that at whatever red-line they wanted
to use, the needle was at 12 o'clock.  In 'the heat of battle', just a
glimpse would tell them wot's wot.  This trick may have been thought up even
years before that, for all I know.  Needless to say, that's how I set up the
tacho in #124.  Bill

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