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So today I swapped in my texture powder coated dash plate along with a new voltmeter to replace the kinda useless amp gauge. The gage was just $17.00 at Tractor Supply, and I love that it looks factory got a tractor, and not from a hot rod. Because I have the SSI conversion and the tractor is wired to 12v switched like a car, the gauge is switched to shut off with the key. I also gave the gauge lighting hooked up to the head light switch so they come on just like a car!

I always wished my dash was light up at night. I find the 12v gauge more useful to be honest, and I love that the dash gauge actually does something now! Next step is to fix the charging system as I found that my alternator is only putting out .22 volts.

Looking at my photos also got me off my butt to finally paint that steering wheel cap in some vinyl black paint. LOL
 

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Squeaky Wheel
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Looks Excellent. I replaced the ammeter on my Cub Cadet 108 with a Faria volt gauge. Took me a couple weeks to find one that looked "right" and I paid around $30 for it, but made in USA for a boat, can't beat that, and I did wire its backlight to the headlight switch, as you did. I haven't then a picture of my setup, but shiniest part on my Cub Cadet lol.
 

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That looks real nice! Thinking of using a volt meter in my Allis project.
 

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I put a volt meter in my JD317 when I rebuilt it. Just a plain analog gauge but like you say, thats what looks right on these GTs. Volt meters are easier to wire into the circuit and can give you a good indication of how your charging system is performing.
 

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Thanks guys, I do like it and the old dash plate was looking tired!

Now that the steering wheel cap has been painted, the whole bit looks better!

Now to just get the charging system to work so that j am not running straight off the battery!

I almost forgot... I fixed the choke by making a new cable from a spare throttle cable. I did have to shorten it by maybe 6" and rebend the end for the carb, but he choke is hooked up again! She normally does not need choke at all, but on super cold (below zero) weather she does need a little to fire cold.
 

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