I just received a new combination water temp/oil pressure gauge, the correct
one for my car, Smiths GD 1502/01. Oops, not quite so easy as just putting
1. The water temp capillary tube came with a female fitting 5/8" 18 UNF, and
the fitting on the radiator is also female, looks like a slightly different
thread, maybe 9/16" 18 UNF. I need an adapter, the inside (rad) end would
have to have a bevelled end to seat properly, and the outside end would have
to be square cut to fit against the shoulder on the temp sensor bulb. Any
ideas where I could get such an adapter?
2. The water temp capillary tube lacks the wound protective wire, it's made
of a new wire core/plastic coated material. I would like to put wire on it
for appearances sake. Any suggestions as to what kind of wire would work?
Thanks in advance for any help.