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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 08, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Oil pressure guage line

I just installed my guages for 67 RS console package and could not find where the oil sending line went so instead of looking through manuals or even asking here I went and drilled a new hole. Now of course when I started running it through and going to hook it up I find the original hole behind the distributor. There does not seem to be a way to run the hose through there without taking apart the heater duct (again), but maybe I can snake it through.
My question to you guys is; would you leave it where it is or run it through the original hole?
Looking forward to all your input. The car will be a driver and is not being restored to show quality if this helps.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 08, 01:09 PM
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Re: Oil pressure guage line

For me , on a 69, there was a small indention just above the speedo grommet. I drilled it to allow a rubber grommet to prevent line chaffing , and ran copper line, the good stuff. I later enlarged the same hole to run steel braded line. Might work for you on a driver.

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Re: Oil pressure guage line

I mount a Brass or Hi-Pressure Coupler through the FireWall and run a Hydraulic Hose in the Engine Compartment and the Lighter Nylon one under the Dash to the Gauge.

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Re: Oil pressure guage line

If you already have the new hole drilled, use it. You can always use the original hole for something else if you ever need to run something behind the dash.

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Re: Oil pressure guage line

I think I'll leave it at the hole I drilled, I also like Z15CAM's idea. Thanks for all your input.
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I mount a Brass or Hi-Pressure Coupler through the FireWall and run a Hydraulic Hose in the Engine Compartment and the Lighter Nylon one under the Dash to the Gauge.
Called a bulk head fitting, Good idea, better than mine.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 08, 10:51 PM
 
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Re: Oil pressure guage line

I used a copper line on my old dual 4's 327 and found that the copper will vibrate and work harden, then finally break after a short time. get and use a pressure hose, or braided line for your oil guage. Good insurance!
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Re: Oil pressure guage line

Mine has good quality copper line running to the original port and then through the firewall to my gage cluster, which is fixed under the ash tray. Probably not where you have yours, but my three guage cluster (horizontal layout) looks good there and does the job, plus it was easy.

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get and use a pressure hose, or braided line for your oil guage. Good insurance!
Where can I find these braided lines at? And a bulkhead fitting?
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