Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Concord, CA USA
Re: Preferred oil pressure sender location
News Flash: If the sender is for electric gauges and looks like the Autometer "mini barrel" type, do NOT attach directly to the block. The vibration ruins them.
I changed out all my gauges to electric Autolite II's May/2018. Lasted a little over a year before the oil press needle would peg itself full right or bounce wildly.
Did some research (here and on Summit's site) and apparently "it's a thing."
Now I have it plumbed to the oil port behind the dist with bushings and a small coil of copper tubing. Mounted loosely to the firewall with alarge hose clamp. The copper tubing acts as a shock absorber. Have had no problems since.
'68 Camaro RS
zz383 (2005) rebuilt in 2019
AFR 195s, Quick Fuel 680, 700r4, Detroit TruTrac 3:42s