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I want to install a pillar dual gauge pod on my 95 XR& 4.6. But i have never tried this before, As i am wiring ignorant. I figure i will buy the autometer cobalt ones in
2 1/16 inches. My question is what type would be easiest to install electrical or mechanical? and what gauges should i get IE air/ fuel ratio, tranny temp, oil pressure or temp, volts, water temp. I would like the volts and and water temp as to me anyway they seem to be the easiest to install. But i could be wrong, i know for these cars i should get a tranny temp cause that is a killer of tranny's. Please any help would be appreciated.
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a/f does nothing unless its wideband.. I run tranny, oil and water.. id do trans and oil pressure... electrical was my pref
 

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SD did a little write-up on his install:
http://www.mn12tbird.com/mods/gauges/index.php

With only two, I'd go with oil pressure and trans temp. My triple is going to get Oil Pressure and Trans temp. I'm still undecided whether the third will be a Voltmeter or Water Temp.

I'm going with electrical too. Really don't want to deal with the tubing and everything.
 

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I run Water Temp, Trans Temp, and Oil Pressure.

The two temp are electrical, and the OP is mechanical.

If you bracket race, regulating water and trans temp is key to consistancy in my experience. Oil pressure because the Ford factory gauge is a joke, and nothing is more important than oil pressure.

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I use Mechanical gauges, as they are cheaper and usually have a greater sweep. (appearance preference) But mine are mounted in the dash. As has been pointed out there are capillary tubes for mechanical gauges, those tubes might not have enough room in an A-Pillar mounting.
 
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