There are few traditions as beloved as customizing a classic car. Whether it’s a traditional hot rod, a mild custom cruiser, a vintage off-roader or even a restored race car, generations have set the standard for what timeless customs should look, perform and sound like. And choosing the right set of gauges to complement a particular style is one of the great joys of custom car projects.
Stewart-Warner has not only been making automotive gauges for more than 115 years, but we’ve set the standard for accuracy, longevity and performance. And a classic S-W gauge in, under or way out in front of a dashboard says as much about the build as the taste of the builder. After all these years, there’s a good chance we’ve helped put the finishing touches on some of your favorite cars.
There are three main decisions to make when choosing the right gauges for your project. With more styles, types and functions to choose from than ever before, the wrong gauge can not only ruin the continuity and look of your build, but cause some serious damage if it fails, too. Follow this guide and, like your dad always said, “Make good choices:”
Whenever possible, source new gauges as the perfect finishing touches to your project and rest easier at night.
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