<VV> Oil Pressure Gauge

Rick & Janet Norris rickjanet at charter.net
Sat Oct 22 12:00:30 EDT 2005

I run mechanical gauges on my 66 V8 Vair with the long leads of tubing. I 
use a combination of copper and nylon with strain relief coiling of the 
copper. I have had no issues to date. I did this because of the afore 
mention degrees of sweep for better accuracy and reading. Back in the old 
days I installed a set of mechanical gauges in my mom's 60 model Falcon. I 
learned about the leakiness when I felt something hot on my pant leg. The 
old Falcon had the rubber carpets so it was easy to clean up.
In the 69 Vert I recently sold I had installed a set of mechanical gauges 
for that nostalgia look. The oil gauge sprung a very slow leak. I kept a 
paper towel wrapped around it until I could get time to fix it. I hope 
you're listening Ken! It went home with you.

Rick Norris

> Mostly cons. My experience with mechanical gages and such long lines is
> sluggish response. Bleeding the air out of the line helps, but it's still 
> slow  to
> respond compared to an electric gage.
> The only plus is, mechanical gages  come in 270 degree sweeps, whereas
> electric gages are typically 90 degree. Not  that it matters much in the 
> end...
> In a message dated 10/21/2005 12:17:52 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> tampatexan at earthlink.net writes:
> What are  the pros and cons of using a mechanical oil pressure gauge with
> the  necessary 15 foot oil pressure line??  Electric gauge isn't much
> more  expensive, but I already have a mechanical gauge...   comments??
> Jim Houston
> '65 Monza Coupe
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