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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 17, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Pressure Gauge Re-locating

Hello. I am looking to install an oil pressure gauge in my 68. I currently only have the light. I am looking at the electrical type (either auto meter or stewart warner) since I am worried about the possibility of the mechanical type leaking oil in my interior if it goes out. The problem as I research the electrical type is that the sending units are big and I think I will have fitment issues on my edelbrock manifold and by my distributor. I was reading online that Auto Meter sells a kit with stainless steel lines to relocate the electrical sending unit. Has anyone done this before? If so, where did you mount the sending unit, firewall, inner fender? Thanks in advance for your help.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 17, 05:04 PM
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Stock manifolds ?

There is a port near the oil filter also

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Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Re-locating

The sending units can easily be fitted with brass short 1" (or 2") extension and and either a 45 or 90 degree elbow. I think you will need a union also between the extension and elbow. All of them are 1/8npt.

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Installed my Autometer mechanical underdash , oldschool. Used 1/8" stainless braid hose from engine to inside cabin via bulkhead on fire wall.

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It is an edelbrock performer rpm manifold. Ill have to get down there and look at the spot near the oil filter. Would it be okay down there with the heat from my headers?
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Use an 1/8 inch run tee. You can retain the idiot light and add your electric sending unit.
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Guys, thanks everyone for the advice. It was very helpful. I ran a tee fitting to keep my dummy light and relocated the sender for my electrical auto meter gauge to my passenger side inner fender.

What is a normal or good reading for oil pressure? Went on a short 5 minute drive. I was getting 48 at idle and 55-58 while driving. Thanks again.
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I've had my SW Mechanical OP gauge for 36 yrs with no leaks. The electric will have a short sweep with less #'s on the face so it won't be that accurate. I went with an electric WT gauge cause my capillery tube broke on my SW mech WT gauge at the sender from hitting the tube and moving it all the time whenever I was reading my plugs. It lasted 34 yrs. I went with a LED Auto Meter gauge and it's surprisingly accurate.


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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 17, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Those are good looking gauges. I was torn between the stewart warner and the auto meter. I ended up going with auto meter. Electrical for oil pressure and mechanical temperature. I like them alot.
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Those are good looking gauges. I was torn between the stewart warner and the auto meter. I ended up going with auto meter. Electrical for oil pressure and mechanical temperature. I like them alot.
I like the old style face you have. A close up pic would be cool to see.

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Okay. Ill snap a close up when i get home later.
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Yeah they're sweet. Good choice.

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