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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 17, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Any pics of Mounted Autometer Electric Oil Pressure Sender

Can't get my mechanical oil pressure gauge tube to stop leaking at the gauge. Exploring the switch to electrical......heard and saw the size of the dang sender and the requirement to mount it somewhere else. Does anyone have any pics of a nicely mounted electric oil pressure sending unit?

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Re: Any pics of Mounted Autometer Electric Oil Pressure Sender

From the engine to the gauge inside I use the woven stainless oil gauge tube. Comes in lengths of 36"--46"--& other lengths. It is about 1/4" dia. with pipe threads on both ends. Threads directly to the oil press. gauge, No other fittings needed, Its made for Mech. oil press. gauges. Snuger down with two wrenches and its good.
Using S. Warner gauges in both 70s. No leaks 18 years and the other one no leaks for 9 years
Will cost around 20-30 Bucks, And its " Forever "!
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Re: Any pics of Mounted Autometer Electric Oil Pressure Sender

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Can't get my mechanical oil pressure gauge tube to stop leaking at the gauge. Exploring the switch to electrical......heard and saw the size of the dang sender and the requirement to mount it somewhere else. Does anyone have any pics of a nicely mounted electric oil pressure sending unit?

Thanks.
Are we talking small block or big block? On my BB I have an Classic Instruments electric sending unit on mine. I used the front oil galley by the #1 cylinder. It has a short 1.5" straight pipe coming out of the block then a 45 to the sender. Hides nicely behind the power steering pump/gear and header. You don't really even notice it.

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Re: Any pics of Mounted Autometer Electric Oil Pressure Sender

I have a small block and it sits right below the dist. no real issues I can remember other than maybe having to install with dist removed. I don't really remember the install order since so many things have been in and out and changed as the process moved forward.
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Hey Bart:
Thats the same place I run my woven stainless from. On my 70 LS-5 El Camino then I stuck it in the frame and brought it out near the clutch linkage so it can not be seen and then inside. ( show car thing) on my driver I just used a " T " at the back of the block and ran it from the " T " to the dash. On my 70 driver I use the " RED LIGHT " and a Mech. gauge.
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Re: Any pics of Mounted Autometer Electric Oil Pressure Sender

I purchased a kit specially for this. It had two fittings to point sender away from the distributor. You can see the two fittings in the pic. I can install the set up, and remove it, with Dist. in place. I am not used to the mechanical gauges and will only use electrical water and oil pressure gauges and senders.
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Re: Any pics of Mounted Autometer Electric Oil Pressure Sender

Here ya go.....look behind the m/c.
Not an autometer sender, but you get the idea.
Bracket is 1/2" plate aluminum, designed and fabbed by yours truly.
Held on to the firewall by screws through the cowl area.
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Re: Any pics of Mounted Autometer Electric Oil Pressure Sender

FWIW I ran my mech oil press gauge for years without a leak. Used stainless braided motorcycle brake line and a couple an to npt adapter fittings. You can buy them in different lengths and are pre made. Goodridge was the brand I used. I've since switched to a Dakota VHX gauge system, so I'm no longer using it. Had it on my Autometer Pro Comp.
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All - thank you for responding to request with fantastic info. I have a big block. Why does that dang sender have to be so big. I may try the motorcycle brake line Dave. Will get under the car and see exactly how much clearance I have or not by the filter/headers.

To all - Thanks again for the help
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All - thank you for responding to request with fantastic info. I have a big block. Why does that dang sender have to be so big. I may try the motorcycle brake line Dave. Will get under the car and see exactly how much clearance I have or not by the filter/headers.

To all - Thanks again for the help
If you run it from the front oil galley like Bob and I did, you wont need any brake line or anything, just the fitting in the block, a 45 fem-fem and the sender. Mine clears everything perfectly, frame/steering/headers etc. Unless you are looking for it, you don't even see it. Mine is basically exactly like the pic JohnnySS posted only between the motor mount and timing cover.

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All - thank you for responding to request with fantastic info. I have a big block. Why does that dang sender have to be so big. I may try the motorcycle brake line Dave. Will get under the car and see exactly how much clearance I have or not by the filter/headers.

To all - Thanks again for the help
Bob-I installed the Autometer 3-guage all electric mini guages on my 1970 big block with stock exhaust manifolds.I installed the autometer sender and stock idiot switch at the oil filter.It was very tight but it all fit.
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Re: Any pics of Mounted Autometer Electric Oil Pressure Sender

Last time I had a mechanical oil gauge leak at the fitting it was actually the unit leaking internal and dripping off the the fitting.

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Re: Any pics of Mounted Autometer Electric Oil Pressure Sender

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I purchased a kit specially for this. It had two fittings to point sender away from the distributor. You can see the two fittings in the pic. I can install the set up, and remove it, with Dist. in place. I am not used to the mechanical gauges and will only use electrical water and oil pressure gauges and senders.
I used the same set of fittings for my Classic Instruments oil pressure sender.
Works really well and clears the Pertronix distributor with room to spare.
See the red circle. (Disregard the Ryobi oil pump drive tool.)

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