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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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OK, I searched and haven't seen this discussed before. In the process of installing my new console guages, I decided to replace the old Oil Pressure line with the new one I had. It's and OER restoration products line, which came with all the new gauges, and to my chagrin, was about 2 feet shorter than the one in my car? Needless to say, it will not reach, I can't believe they would make a line that was the wrong length, the packaging clearly states 67-69 Camaro? What's going on here? The fitting on the block is right under the power steering pump, on the drivers side, it winds it way through the wiring harness and through the firewall, then up under the dash to the console. No way this one will work, it's not long enough. Has anyone else ever ran into this problem? Also, the ferrules on the end don't look like the ones on my old line, I'm beginning to think they put the wrong line in the package? Any suggestions?
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Something like that happened to me. I went to the local auto parts store and they had a install kit for a set of cheap air shocks and I used the line from this kit and new hardware from the plumbing dept. of the hardware store. Or you could get a “splice” (at the hardware store) and put 2 pieces hose together.
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just get a coupling and somemore tubing. Not uncommon for OER to totally mess up a repo part. I wish GM would watch them to see if they actually make a decent product (GM lest them put there logo on OER products).
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The line in the kit is for a small-block, with the pressure tap next to the distributor; they should have two different kits with the correct length for SB or BB.

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Yes, my small block taps in right by the distributor. I'm not a fan of coupling the lines, though. I'd get a longer one.
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Both big and small block attach at the rear of the engine. Yours was attached wrong.
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Clill, are all "stock" blocks drilled for these fittings? If so, should I already have a place by the distributor? It's a 68' 396 block.....KZ

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It should be connected down by the oil filter.(just above it)

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KZ,

No matter where you connect it unless you're doing a 100% correct restoration get a copper or braided kit. If you ever go to the track they can stop you from running your car with the plastic line if they want to.

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Dale is correct on the location. I love his description of all his stuff with the 2 Goofy Kids. You wanna trade those 2 Goofy Kids for 5 Goofy Dogs ?
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There should be a 1/4 plug above the oil filter on BB chevy for the oil line or sending unit connection. You will need a 1/4 x 1/8 bushing to make the conn. I have found that blocks out of motorhomes and large trucks usually connect the oil line to the front oil galley plug, in turn making your "OER" line too short.

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Dennis, I check my Jeg's and Summit books, and couldn't find the braided lines you were talking about? Anyone know where to find these puppies? Thanks......KZ

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go to your local hardware store, it is just copper tubeing.

the braded or armored tubeing can be ordered from there vendor.

all copper tubeing for house hold plumbing is rated at 90PSI working presure. but it can handle more then that safely.

some stuff you can just find at the good old ace or other hardware store. no need to mail order a $.50 part.

the OEM tube was steal if i recal and they can get this too. i like copper, it bend's easy and is cheep and not hard to find. you can allways get a braded cover for it too if you want that look. or use some braded rubber hose that fit's over the copper tube.

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