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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 05, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Oil temp gauge probe

Hi all, anyone ever use the oil plug drain hole to install the probe for a manual oil temp gauge on a stock pan without adding a seperate bung? Autometer is the brand. The only problem I can see may be an interference issue with the oil pickup tube. Thanks in advance & God Bless, Terry
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 05, 12:06 PM
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Re: Oil temp gauge probe

I don't see how the probe will seal in the pan plug's hole.
I'm sure the thread is different and the probe uses an internal flare to compress against for sealing.
Even the adaptor uses a 1/2" NPT which is way too big.

I think you're gonna have to remove the pan and braze the correct bung.

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Re: Oil temp gauge probe

AutoMeter makes a special drain plug that's already drilled and tapped for their small-diameter oil temp probe; it has a removable connector on the wire that snaps (with a boot) onto the pin terminal on the probe. I used one on the 383 I built for my tube-frame Grand Sport replica, and used another one in the diff plug to keep tabs on the diff temp.

The engine oil temp and diff lube temp gauges are in the center dash console, above the switches for the fuel pump and diff lube pump.




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Yup, here's the car and an underhood shot (weighed 2340# wet):






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Re: Oil temp gauge probe

John ; Do you happen to know the part# for that autometer drainplug that is drilled and tapped for the small sending unit? I can't find it anywhere. Maybe you could remember where you bought it ,may help me for the search of this part. Sounds like just the ticket for easy install on oil temp guage! Thanks,

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