Ooo. Maybe new pics will change my mind.
If I build it, they will come. ;)
Okay, I took a couple more picts of the process:
With amber lens, no mask
Got a roll of window tint and you can see the amber lens better here
Finally, with amber lens, tint and mask and powered testing
Last edited by YellowYata; 04-01-2012 at 09:20 PM. Reason: Added photo
That. Is. Awesome.
1990 Miata, she was red but now she is Spirit Green!
http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....d-a-love-story <--- build thread!
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where would one aquire those gauges?
They're Cyberdyne gauges, available everywhere, come in different colors and pretty inexpensive.
Sir, where is your build thread?
Originally Posted by Jeremy Clarkson
Cool, thanks! I really like 'em, especially in amber since my Miata is yellow. It's only an amber lens over white LEDs though so I could leave it off for white. Or, go to a hobby store and get pretty much any color cellophane I want. I can't decide if I want the circuitry showing or not. I like it shown and masked both. Have to decide soon. I was just thinking that even though the mask is black, it could be painted a different color or even covered in carbon fiber vinyl.
I will do a build thread when I'm done testing. So far, I need about $50 to fill my tank so I can calibrate the gauge. (
I was looking at the company website and well, there is a red NA on it. Funny. Never heard of them, I vote to cover up the board. It will look cleaner that way. I like it so far.
I like it. It's a really simple and inexpensive gauge that can be taken apart and modded into the Miata cluster. The gas gauge in particular can be calibrated even further and doesn't need any wires run beyond the stock cluster.
Also, it goes to show that if you want a more expensive gauge like Autometer or a fancy analog gauge like in a custom hot rod, you can replace the clunky stock Miata gauge with a better one, even with a low fuel light. Miatas before your MSM didn't come with a low-fuel light as they started it in 2003. I hear some years of NA had it though.
Last edited by YellowYata; 05-01-2012 at 02:17 PM.
I never seen the NA with a low fuel light before. But my light doesn't come on unless the needle is on E exactly. I barley hit E before I fill back up. I like the silver the NB Mazdaspeed gauges have. I want to do a piller for extra gauges.
I like it with Amber lens & no mask !
A slight Printed circuit board Part should be visible ; Other wise Digits of 7-segments seem to be much exposed and bright !
I am Planning to use a Single LED light Bar-Segment & a Printed Lens with % age of Fuel Available !
Last edited by David23Kipp; 10-04-2012 at 11:41 AM.
It's not really a write up, more like a "what if?" but very glad if it inspires anyone to take it further.
That looks great! I want these gauges.
My Build Thread: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....7618#post57618