'68 Temp Gauge Issues
I'm having a (never ending) problem wit the temp gauge on my '68 vert. It's an orignal 327. Last year, I installed OER gauges, factory fit wiring harness, and a Lectric Limited sending unit. The temp gauge works good for the first 10 minutes or so after I first start the car (temp climbs normally) but after the car wamrs up, the needle continues to climb until it's pegged to the right. I checked the temp on the motor (radiator, hoses, water pump, intake etc etc) with an infrared thermometer and everything reads normal.
At times, when I see the needle beginning to climb past half way, I can press on the gauge housing (so the guage itself kind of moves) and sometimes the needle starts back down but inevitably, it starts creeping back up again until it's pegged. If I let the car cool down for awhile and then start it, the gauge is back down to zero - and we start the whole cycle over again!
On the forums here, I've read Marc C has suggested pulling the needle off and putting it the center of the gauge after the car reaches normal operating temp and I was thinking of doing that. But, if the gauge itself (not just the needle) is pegged, wouldn't putting the needle in the middle of the gauge put the needle as high as it could go on the gauge?? In other words, wouldn't the guage read as high as it could at normal operating temp?
Anyone have this issue or have any suggestions?? This has been driving me nuts...
'68 Camaro Convertible
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