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Made it Home!!!!! Still need temp gauge

I got her home from Roanoke, VA to Charleston, SC...took a looooong time, but we made it.

I was trying to install my mechanical temp gauge, but couldn't find a spot to put it in the engine.
The stock temp sender hole is too small and the only other plug I saw on the manifold looked about the same size.

Does anyone have a better spot?

And on a side note....where can I put the sender for my mechanical oil pressure gauge?

Thanks..and I hope everyone is ready for the slew of questions I'm sure to have in the coming months.

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Re: Made it Home!!!!! Still need temp gauge

This is where I put mine and it seems to work fine. I just T'ed it into the heater hose just past the thermostat.
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And on a side note....where can I put the sender for my mechanical oil pressure gauge?

[/ QUOTE ]1. Buy some Permatex Black sealant.
2. Remove the top radiator hose from the thermostat housing.
3. Clean the thermostat housing hose bib and inside of the radiator hose.
4. Lay down two 1/18" wide, 1/16" thick by 2"long beads of Permatex, 1/16" apart, parallel to each other
5. When the sealant is cured drop the sender down into thermostat housing so the sender is just resting above the thermostat.
6. Lay the capillary tube down in between the Permatex lines and smear a little sealant over the capillary tube.
7. When cured, gently push the radiator hose back into place and
8. Reseal the hose with TWO wide radiator hose clamps. Do NOT use the wire type you have to remove with water pump pliers.
9. The clamps will put pressure on the Sealant and seal against the capillary tube.
10. Be careful not to crush the sender's capillary tube, it will seal without that much pressure applied.
11. Use tie wraps to tie the sender capillary tube to the radiator support rod.
13. You're done.
14. Send me money so I can take my family our for root-beer floats!
15. If you don't have my address, take your family out for root-beer floats!
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Re: Made it Home!!!!! Still need temp gauge

Dirt Dog that is a sweet setup...what is that piece that is in the hose and where do I get one?

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Re: Made it Home!!!!! Still need temp gauge

[img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] NO FAIR Dirtle Dogger! You have a whole salvage yard to glean special stuff like that from.... [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] Reminds me when I worked in a wrecking yard in the early sixties. I had FIRST LOOK at everything that came in. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: Made it Home!!!!! Still need temp gauge

I really don't remember what exactly it was. I do know that it had a block in the middle of it and was laying in my garage so I drilled and tapped it. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] You could do the same thing easy from the hardware store. Get a Tee fitting, 2 nipples to thread into it for the hoses. And use the open one for the sensor fitting. That would be easy since it's a pipe thread anyway.
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