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Old 04-19-2009, 10:03 PM   #1107 (permalink)
bennelson
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Actually, all the indications are that the car is using NO GAS and it's a HOT car!

I have jokingly talked about rigging up those gauges to potentiometers to "dial-in" whatever I want on them. Otherwise it might be possible to connect them to something else. For example, have the gas gauge connected to a volt-meter so that the gas gauge shows the relative capacity of the battery pack.

I also measured the frame around the two side gauges, and they are just a little bit too small to remove them and replace with standard 2" volt and amp meters.
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