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Username Post: 60 psi oil pressure gauge?        (Topic#357697)
mahlmann 75
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mahlmann
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08-17-19 04:12 PM - Post#2773416    

Any tips or suggestions for replacing my '50 low pressure oil gauge meter with one that can handle ~60 psi? I would like to retain the stock appearance and use the same cluster. Has anyone found one that works?

Thanks folks.



Mike Ahlmann
Las Cruces, NM
'50 Tin Woodies (two) Ramon and Willard
'58 Impala Sport Coupe
'69 El Camino SS-396
'07 Ford F150 to haul parts for above
'16 Ford Explorer 3.5 EcoBoost - Red Rocket


 


2blu52 
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08-17-19 06:40 PM - Post#2773432    
    In response to mahlmann

Most people just continue to use the stock gage.

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kzhurley 
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08-17-19 10:15 PM - Post#2773439    
    In response to 2blu52

I have kept the low psi gauge on my 50 with the 348 and so far it hasn't ruptured and peed hot oil on me yet... Lol it just reads full all the time.

1950 Styleline Deluxe 2-door sedan..
348 tripower/NP833 4-Speed/3.73
1950 Styleline Deluxe 4-door..
Vortec 4200 I-6/4l60e/3.42/current project car
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drew1987 
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08-18-19 05:16 AM - Post#2773447    
    In response to kzhurley

I had looked into this extensively (but never got my hand up back there to reconnect it) and was told by many that the 30psi would peg but wouldn’t leak or anything as a result

My small block makes 40 cold. Not that bad. Wonder how a 70psi load would be on the gauge, though?

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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Edited by drew1987 on 08-18-19 05:17 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
z28summit 
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08-18-19 10:09 AM - Post#2773483    
    In response to mahlmann

I would do a search for a 0 to 30 psi inline pressure regulator. See of someone makes one that could be adapted to an automotive application



Edited by z28summit on 08-18-19 10:23 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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