Yeah, if I’ve added correctly and not forgotten any designs, this is #12.
What? It had been like 5 or 6 months! Sharka was due for more gauges.
This is my latest design – Version Fighter. It’s one that I’ve had on the back burner for over a year. I wanted to do a WWII fighter inspired design, but have it be unique and not actually a straight lift from a fighter plane cockpit. That’s kind of a tall order.
At least it is for me
After coming back to this design over and over, I feel like all of the jagged edges are finally gone and I can post it for sale.
Also, having run 6:00 zero gauges for the past… forever? Switching to this 5:00/7:00 design feels a bit odd. But it works really well. Having the redline at noon really makes these gauges feel racy. The name “Fighter” fits them.
The R on the fuel gauge stands for “Reserve.” At least, that’s what it stands for on these. They’re an homage to the various vintage Porsche models that featured an R on their fuel gauge. My research indicates it stood for reserve, though the cars actually had a Reserve Tank installed.
What Miata is actually empty when the needle points at the E? I always have around 2 gallons left it seems.
Anyways, the R and the redline on the coolant temp gauge are two of my favorite features. They’re simple, small details, but that’s the kind of thing I like.
Also, I have to mention the anti-reflective glass. It’s seriously a huge step up from the bare glass I used to have in this cluster. Well worth the months of effort I put into that project.
I’ve been working on another new product to unveil. I’ve gotta build up some stock first, but it should be out within the next few weeks. No clues, I’m afraid. I don’t wanna spoil it.
Until then, I’ll just be enjoying Sharka’s fresh new gauges.
Oh yeah! You can buy them! They’re for sale in the store. I should have mentioned that earlier… too excited to share the pix I guess.