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Username Post: 1953-1954 Gauges - again        (Topic#355581)
Snegrah 
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03-11-19 03:07 PM - Post#2761857    

Gents,

I have nice stock gauges that I (think I) want to reinstall vs the aftermarket ones. My car now has a 350 V8 and 12v system. I'm going to re-decal them and install new glass in the cluster.

FUEL GAUGE:
I have the 12v to 6v resistor for the fuel gauge. The photo shows a red tag for the sending unit and a fuse holder attached to the hot side. Should I keep the fuse holder when I install the resistor? If so, what value fuse?

TEMP GAUGE:
I'll need a new longer capillary tube to go the the front of the intake. Who rebuilds these temp sending units?

AMP GAUGE:
It looks almost new on the inside. Do I have to do something different when I go to 12v? I know voltmeters are better but amp gauges have been around for a while so, I'll stick with it. Yes?

OIL GAUGE:
I have the 60lb pressure gauge so, just a new line and it's good to go.

Any info and thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks,
Tom

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kool53 
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Loc: Mukwonago, WI
Reg: 06-18-04
03-12-19 05:00 PM - Post#2761958    
    In response to Snegrah

For the Temp, it is extremely costly to have that capillary tube modified so I was told to use a gauge from a '56 with the corresponding sender. While it takes a little farting around to make them fit, they look the same and are electric. I cant post pics here so I will email them to you to show you how I did it. Mine doesn't read correctly yet as I'm pretty sure I did something wrong since I was assured by a few people this was the way to go.

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03-15-19 05:10 AM - Post#2762119    
    In response to Snegrah

Below is a link to a procedure for replacing a broken or missing capillary tube. The same process could be used to make an existing one longer.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/capill...

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