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What temp sensor unit to use?

I had a set of Autometer gauges with an electric temp sensor unit in my 350. The gauge registers 100 to 250 degrees on the face. We're installing a console with factory type gauges that I bought from someone and we can't find a sensor unit with the kit. Will that Autometer sensor work? My restorer thought there might be difference in sensors for idiot lights vs gauges.
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Re: What temp sensor unit to use?

Idiot lights use a thermal switch.
Gauges uses a temperature sensor, the hotter the coolant gets, the lower the resistance, the more the gauge indicates - negative temperature coefficient is the name.

If Autometer gauge and an Autometer sensor with the right coefficient, dunk it into a pan of water with a known thermometer and hook up power to the gauge and sensor and see what the gauge indicates.

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Re: What temp sensor unit to use?

If it doesn't calibrate right sender units are available from
Ricks http://www.rickscamaros.com/camaro-c...uges-1969.html,
Classic https://www.classicindustries.com/ca...rts/g1852.html
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Re: What temp sensor unit to use?

The restorer picked up a new one for stock gauges at AZ. He thought the one that was in it was for the idiot light. We'll see how it works. Should be OK.
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Re: What temp sensor unit to use?

Well we never got to see if the Autometer sending unit would work with the factory repop gauges. He put a new unit in the drivers side for the factory gauges and it still didn't work. Turns out the gauge wasn't grounded. Works fine with the factory combination now. I still have the Autometer unit in the passenger side. I mihgt hook up the Autometer just for grins some time to compare the reading of both gauges.
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