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PRODUCT FEATURES
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUR NEW TECHNICAL DATA SHEET FOR EVEN MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON INSTALLING NVU INSTRUMENTS. CLICK THE DOWNLOAD LINK AT THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS PAGE

We are asked many questions about the technology , components and quality of material we use, in comparison to the competition.  This page should answer most of your questions.  If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to ask.
All of our products are built right here in Detroit.  While we are not a glass or plastic manufacturer, we source these small parts from companies either right here in town or in the US.  While most parts are made here, some parts of course like some resistors or small electrical components are imported due to lack of availability in the US.  We are however, the ONLY instrument manufacturer that designs and prints ALL of our dials in house.  Our in-house dial shop prints every single metal and perimeter lit dial we use, even our custom packages.
The technology we have available creates a uniquely durable, accurate product whilde our design staff keeps the product line fresh and themed for your vehicle.  Below you will find most of the information you may need to help you with your questions regarding quality, operation and function of our products:

Lenses and bezels:  All of our bezels are either hand polished stainless steel, not chrome for a durable finish.  These meet all marine salt corrosion specifications.  All lenses are glass except on clock with through-hole adjusters which are high impact polycarbonate.  All gauges are watertight from the front.
Cases, movements, durability.  Please review the chart below on specifications for the full NVU gauge line.  We challenge ANY manufacturer to post their durability and function standards
    Electronic Speedometer Electronic Tachometer Discreet Bi Torque gauges
Calibration Accurate to within 2% of full scale Accurate to within 2% of full scale Accurate to within 2% of full scale
Required Specs Meets requirements of J1455 as specified below: Meets requirements of J1455 as specified below: Meets requirements of J1455 as specified below:
Operating Temperature 20C-+85C 20C-+85C 20C-+85C
Extreme Voltage 11.5 to 16 VDC 11.5 to 16 VDC 11.5 to 16 VDC
Overvoltage 28VDC for 5 minutes
18 VDC fir 60 minutes
28VDC for 5 minutes
18 VDC fir 60 minutes
28VDC for 5 minutes
18 VDC fir 60 minutes
Reverse Polarity Can withstand reversed polarity indefinitely without damege or loss of accuracy Can withstand reversed polarity indefinitely without damege or loss of accuracy Can withstand reversed polarity indefinitely without damege or loss of accuracy
Shock 50 G +/- 2G and a half sine duration of 11 +/- 2 min per MIL-STD-202, Method 213 50 G +/- 2G and a half sine duration of 11 +/- 2 min per MIL-STD-202, Method 213 50 G +/- 2G and a half sine duration of 11 +/- 2 min per MIL-STD-202, Method 213
Vibration 4 G peak, 10 to 2000 Hz SAE 1455 Appendix A 4 G peak, 10 to 2000 Hz SAE 1455 Appendix A 4 G peak, 10 to 2000 Hz SAE 1455 Appendix A
Salt Spray/Corrosion B117-73 Front ios corrosion resistant per ASTM B117-73 B117-73 Front ios corrosion resistant per ASTM B117-73 B117-73 Front ios corrosion resistant per ASTM B117-73
Weather Resistance Sealed from water leakage from front at 30 PSI Sealed from water leakage from front at 30 PSI Sealed from water leakage from front at 30 PSI
PROGRAMMABLE SPEEDOMETERS
New Vintage Programmable speedometers are easy to set-up and can use inputs from virtually any speed sender, OE or aftermarket the units will even accept input from many PCMs, all of this without any converters or cobversion boxes.  Speedometers feature a remote mount programming button to keep the gauge face clean and real glass lenses.  Programmable speedometers are easily calibrated by hitting the button, driving a mile and hitting the button again, its as straightforward as that. No confusing DIP switches.  Calibration is easily accomplished any time tires or gears are changed.  Our speedometers have accumulated over 5,000,000 miles of successful use reflecting their popularity and robustness.
Electronic Tachometers
NVU tachometers will accept inputs from various sources.  A high voltage coil input, a low voltage CDI box, ignition box, or PCM.  The fully integrated circuitry allows for years of trouble free use.
Full Sweep Stepper Motor Gauges
New Vintage full-sweep stepper motor gauges have the highest technology available, the same movements and systems used on the most elite sports cars today.  Stepper motors take input from precision senders and translate it through microprocessors and into electronic impulses which drive the stepper motors to precise degrees in movement, down to .3 degrees of rotation.  2-1/16 stepper motor gauges also feature our peak hi/low recall and warning functions.  Gauges can trigger a switch, lamp or flash the dial at any point that you program.  They also feature color-coded harnesses for easy hookup and maintenance.
Perimiter Lit Gauges
New Vintage gauges with perimeter lighting use a combination of incandescent bulbs and LEDs in some cases to flood the dial with light from around the perimeter, hence the name.  The light flows around the dial and is reflected from the case sides and light mask back onto the dial.  It is a more traditional way of lighting the dials, and is easy to view at night.  Woodward, 1940, 1967 and performance lines feature perimeter lighting
LED BACKLIGHTING THROUGH THE DIAL
NVU LED through the dial technology is achieved with LEDs behind a OEM quality, UV resistant polycarbonate dial, hand-screened for quality.  The light shines through certain parts of the dials for hi-definition viewing at night.  Our pointers have also been engineered for the best, most even lighting.  3-3/8 and 2-1/16 backlit gauges feature user-selectable white or amber LED lighting. Redline 1969 and 1968 Series gauges feature backlit dials.
DIMENSIONED DRAWING SHEET FOR ALL GAUGES
Downlaod our dimensioned drawings sheet.  Full dimensions in inches.
WOODWARD, 1940, 1967 PERFORMANCE
Download our instruction manual here Instruction booklet for all gauge sets
Troubleshooting on the last page
ADJUSTABLE FUEL SENDER

GM/CHRYSLER SPEEDOMETER SENDER

FORD SPEEDOMETER ADAPTER

LED DIMMER

TACHOMETER FILTER

SPEEDOMETER QUICK CARD
WOODWARD, 1940, 1967 PERFORMANCE

Download the speedometer quick card.  A one-page setup guide tou can print out and have in the car while setting up.  Its pretty easy.
3-1 GAUGE INSTRUCTION MANUAL
For all series of 3-1 gauges ans Speedo/Tachs
GEN II STEPPER MOTOR GAUGE INSTRUCTIONS
Download our instruction manual here
Instruction booklet for all STEPPER MOTOR GAUGE SETS
7 AND 13-LAMP INDICATOR PANEL INSTRUCTIONS/TEMPLATES
Download our indicator panel instructions here.  The booklet also has full-size templates for you to use.
REAR MOUNT INDICATOR PANEL INSTRUCTIONS AND TEMPLATES
Includes template for overlay cover bezel
NEW SPEEDOMETER CALIBRATION VIDEOS

View live in your bowser at right or download below for later viewing.


Download and view from here.  most videos 10 MB. Click the BOLD text to dowload.

AIR CORE SPEEDOMETER VIDEO
Stand alone speedometers, Wooward, 1967, 1940, Performance

3-1 and SPEEDO/TACHS
Woodward, 68, 69 3-1 gauge kits Speedo/Tach combo gauges.

STEPPER MOTOR SPEEDOMETERS
1969 and Redline 3-3/8" speedometers
HOW TO CALIBRATE SPEEDOMETER:
WOODWARD, 1940, 1967, PERFORMANCE STAND ALONE AIR CORE SPEEDOMETERS.
HOW TO CALIBRATE SPEEDOMETER:
ALL MULTIFUNCTION SPEEDOMETERS, 3-1 SPEEDOS AND SPEEDO/TACH COMBINATION GAUGES
HOW TO CALIBRATE SPEEDOMETER:
STEPPER MOTOR SPEEDOMETERS, 1969 SERIES, REDLINE, 3-3/8"
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET
How-tos, FAQs, Instrument design and theory, dimensions, just about every question is answered here. Download and print.