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« on: September 01, 2014, 07:53:45 PM »

Here is a 1968 Stewart Warner catalog which has great information on what was available from SW at that time. (Jon Mello Collection)







































































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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 08:01:17 PM »

I have the black and white racing fuel gauge. The in dash gauge was replaced with a SUN Tac (vintage now) Might also have the oil pressure. Always wondered about the bigger size--never see them.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 10:19:34 PM »

I have the black and white racing fuel gauge. The in dash gauge was replaced with a SUN Tac (vintage now) Might also have the oil pressure. Always wondered about the bigger size--never see them.

sometime in late '71 or early '72, I purchased a complete new set of the 2-5/8" racing gauges for my '53 Henry J.   I love those large gauges...  they are so easy to read!   Those gauges went with the J when I sold it in the 'late 90's.   I had a bored '67 302 race engine with Muncie M21 in that car..   42 Ford straight axle front split wishbone, with '57 Chevy rear end sprung on quarter elliptic springs with split Ford wishbone for locating the rear... Smiley

I still have the larger SW 9K mechanical tach... which I think has a '68 date stamped on the back, but didn't see it in the catalog that Jon posted..?   Photo posted here..

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2014, 09:39:23 AM »

I have a set of the blue face gauges(custom face) in my car  the "utility" gauges which the oil and temp are mechanical. Even the amp gauge looks identical to the "deluxe" version. I guess it is just a matter of preference, but the 90 degree is easier to read for me. While I think the console gauges are a cool factory option, I am happy with the accurate reading of the SW gauges, with actual numbers on the faces. Thanks for posting the catalog, I always wondered if there was any difference with the clock face ones and mine... Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2014, 11:58:34 AM »

I still have the larger SW 9K mechanical tach... which I think has a '68 date stamped on the back, but didn't see it in the catalog that Jon posted..?   Photo posted here..

Gary, that appears to be a model D-535-AH tach. I'm not sure what year that first came out but I'll have Robert Lodewyk check his '69 SW catalog. You should find a part number and date on the back of it. The last two digits are typically the year and then the month. Months are easy to correlate by the number but the year codes are shown below. For example S4 would designate a build date of April 1973.

A - 1957
B - 1958
C - 1959
D - 1960
E - 1961
F - 1962
G - 1963
H - 1964
J - 1965
K - 1966
L - 1967
M - 1968
N - 1969
P - 1970
Q - 1971
R - 1972
S - 1973
T - 1974
U - 1975
V - 1976
W - 1977
X - 1978
Y - 1979
Z - 1980
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2014, 09:47:00 PM »

Jon,

Thanks..  I had to dig out the part from my shelves, and you are right about the model, 535AH, and based on your information, this one was made in August of 73.    I think I'd looked at the S8 and read it as '68 previously.. Smiley     I have this one, and a Sun 8K super tach (dated 11-68), and a 'new' set of Dykes rings for a 30 over 302 ; purchased from the Crank Shaft Company in '71 or 72..   bagged never used.   Great for high rpm racing if anyone can use them.   I have no plans to ever use any of these parts.

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90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55 Nomad, '57 Nomad, '57 B/A Sedan
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