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Old 12-24-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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Volt Gauge Conversion Kits

Hello all,

I am now offering a volt gauge conversion kit for all of you who may be interested in one.

The kit will come with a volt gauge (76 + Chevy truck) The rear small tin (glass beaded and painted) and the 3 pieces of wiring which will be come with #6 eyelets soldered to 14 gauge wire and shrink tube. I will also include the additional nuts required for installation. The temp gauge is not included and must be swapped from your original cluster set up. I can provide temp gauges for an additional charge if needed.


Options are the use of the factory amp gauge face and needle or the 76 + gauge face that has 8,13 and 18 volts. The 76 + volt gauge face does need some extensive modification to fit and look right in the cluster.

I have attached photos to show the differences in the faces.

Please ask questions. I will provide a link with instructions for those who request them.

I am asking $100.00 for these kits plus shipping within the CONUS.

Thank you for looking, I hope all of you have a great Christmas.

Take care,
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:16 PM   #2
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Tom,
Merry Christmas! For my understanding, the temp gauge that is original to our trucks must be changed for a newer temp gauge?
Thank you for offering a kit like this,
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:21 PM   #3
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Merry Christmas! For my understanding, the temp gauge that is original to our trucks must be changed for a newer temp gauge?
Thank you for offering a kit like this,
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This confused me at first also. If I understand it correctly, you can use your current temp gauge, and just swap it over to the tin that comes in this kit. Is this correct?
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:23 PM   #4
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Looks good Tom, thanks for doing this.
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:26 PM   #5
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Re: Volt Gauge Conversion Kits

Yes, you can use your original temp gauge. Other than sharing the same tin work it is completely separate from the amp/volt gauge.
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TBONE If you use the original face and needle, do you just swap them on to the 76 gauge? Does this require any modification?
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Re: Volt Gauge Conversion Kits

So the ammeter circuits on the board are taped back and not used? If that is the case, you could run a volt meter instead of an ammeter when switching from a non gauge cluster to a gauge cluster, and not have to cut into your harness or modify it, or add fuses as described by gmcpauls instructions...is this correct?
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:35 PM   #8
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TBONE If you use the original face and needle, do you just swap them on to the 76 gauge? Does this require any modification?
Not so much but the trick is getting the needle positioned. You have to apply voltage to the gauge and you have to know what that voltage is. My kits will set the needle at 13 volts when it is in the middle of the face. In a normal condition, you will probably see the needle a little to the right of center as the system will typically be at 14.5 volts give or take .5 volts
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:47 PM   #9
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So the ammeter circuits on the board are taped back and not used? If that is the case, you could run a volt meter instead of an ammeter when switching from a non gauge cluster to a gauge cluster, and not have to cut into your harness or modify it, or add fuses as described by gmcpauls instructions...is this correct?
Hi Scott,

Yes and no. First think of the amp gauge as a completely separate function than the other gauges. You have 2 wires in the cluster connector that power the amp gauge. One in the #1 terminal and one in the #12 terminal. These need to be added to the harness for a non gauge harness to work with a gauge cluster. I have always suggested that a person run the wiring just like factory with the 4 amp fuses in line as well.

The rest of the gauges (fuel and temp) need to be wired as shown in GMC Pauls directions. Most of the wiring is there, it just needs to be changed by removing the terminals from the connector and placing them in the correct location for a gauge cluster.

For those who are converting from a non gauge to a gauge cluster, adding a volt gauge is much easier than wiring for an amp gauge.

As far as circuit board, as long as the "amp" gauge wiring is not live (under power) it does not matter how you do it. It can be as simple as removing the two 4 amp in line fuses, taping the circuit board back (as in my photos) or actually removing the #1 and #12 terminals from the cluster connector and taping them off.

Hope this helps and thank you for the questions.

Have a Merry Christmas,
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i just sent you a private message. tks
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[QUOTE=TBONE1964;6970666]Hi Scott,

Yes and no. First think of the amp gauge as a completely separate function than the other gauges. You have 2 wires in the cluster connector that power the amp gauge. One in the #1 terminal and one in the #12 terminal. These need to be added to the harness for a non gauge harness to work with a gauge cluster. I have always suggested that a person run the wiring just like factory with the 4 amp fuses in line as well.

Exactly...since the ammeter is independent, Do you still need to do this step if you run a volt meter instead?

The rest of the process is just a matter of switching pins around in the plug it looks like.

Thanks for your info and Merry Christmas as well!
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Hi Scott,

Yes and no. First think of the amp gauge as a completely separate function than the other gauges. You have 2 wires in the cluster connector that power the amp gauge. One in the #1 terminal and one in the #12 terminal. These need to be added to the harness for a non gauge harness to work with a gauge cluster. I have always suggested that a person run the wiring just like factory with the 4 amp fuses in line as well.

Exactly...since the ammeter is independent, Do you still need to do this step if you run a volt meter instead?

The rest of the process is just a matter of switching pins around in the plug it looks like.

Thanks for your info and Merry Christmas as well!
No sir,

The volt gauge only needs a power and ground to work. That power and ground can come from anywhere but it is easiest to get right next door at the temp gauge as shown in my photo.

I suggest those who have a existing amp gauge, remove power from the circuit board by what ever method they see best in there situation.
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No PM from you yet. I will stay tuned.

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Very nice when I get to this point in my build I will be in touch!
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The 76 + volt gauge face does need some extensive modification to fit and look right in the cluster.
Is this extensive modification already done in your kits or are there instructions to show what needs to be done?
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Is this extensive modification already done in your kits or are there instructions to show what needs to be done?
Yes sir, I do all of the modification to the face prior to shipping. The kit will be ready to install.

Take care and Merry Christmas,
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Very nice when I get to this point in my build I will be in touch!
Thank you. I will look forward to it
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Tom,
I will take one
Merry Xmas
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Hello all,

I am now offering a volt gauge conversion kit for all of you who may be interested in one.

The kit will come with a volt gauge (76 + Chevy truck) The rear small tin (glass beaded and painted) and the 3 pieces of wiring which will be come with #6 eyelets soldered to 14 gauge wire and shrink tube. I will also include the additional nuts required for installation. The temp gauge is not included and must be swapped from your original cluster set up. I can provide temp gauges for an additional charge if needed.


Options are the use of the factory amp gauge face and needle or the 76 + gauge face that has 8,13 and 18 volts. The 76 + volt gauge face does need some extensive modification to fit and look right in the cluster.

I have attached photos to show the differences in the faces.

Please ask questions. I will provide a link with instructions for those who request them.

I am asking $65.00 for these kits shipped within the CONUS.

Thank you for looking, I hope all f you have a great Christmas.

Take care,
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I will take one
Merry Xmas
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Hi Jess, I will get one ready for you and let you know. It should be ready before the end of weekend.

Do you want the factory amp gauge face or the 76 + face?

I will PM you when everything is ready.

Thank you very much and Merry Christmas too you,
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nice work Tom! Glad someone is taking the time to make all these cool little upgrade kits as well as resto the clusters. Hope business is booming - great products.

I'm not in the market for one of these just now - but for folks just joining the board and wondering, etc - Tom is great to deal with and a good friend - he's helped me out in my own dash restos since I like to tinker with them myself. He provided some hard to find parts for a tach conversion and I'd buy any of his products in a heartbeat.

Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
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id like to to have the 76+ look kind of like that maybe the next one will keep stock lookin

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Hi Jess, I will get one ready for you and let you know. It should be ready before the end of weekend.

Do you want the factory amp gauge face or the 76 + face?

I will PM you when everything is ready.

Thank you very much and Merry Christmas too you,
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nice work Tom! Glad someone is taking the time to make all these cool little upgrade kits as well as resto the clusters. Hope business is booming - great products.

I'm not in the market for one of these just now - but for folks just joining the board and wondering, etc - Tom is great to deal with and a good friend - he's helped me out in my own dash restos since I like to tinker with them myself. He provided some hard to find parts for a tach conversion and I'd buy any of his products in a heartbeat.

Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
Many thanks my friend. I appreciate the kind words and always happy to help you out when needed.

I hope you and your family have a great Christmas as well.

Take care,
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Tom,
I will take one, 76 + gauge face that has 8,13 and 18 volts.
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I will take one, 76 + gauge face that has 8,13 and 18 volts.
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Thank you sir.

I will get one ready for you and send you a PM when ready to ship. Should be before the end of the weekend.

Have a good Christmas,
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Tom! I would like one as well, sent you a PM.
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