The electrical gauge in particular has a reputation for flakiness. The
mechanical oil pressure gauge at least is consistently inaccurate <g>.
on 4/27/04 11:30 AM, Timfboston@aol.com at Timfboston@aol.com wrote:
> I was getting 75 running before I replaced the clutch in my 71MGB this winter.
> After I put everything back together I was having problems with the oil
> pressure reading. I'm pretty sure is was an electrical problem. The needle
> on the guage would fluctuate between 50 and less than 0. (The needle would
> rise to 0 with the key in the ignition and not running before. So I am
> assuming a less than 0 reading means an elctrical problem) I may have cracked
> one of the wires moving them out of the way to pull the engine. It was a very
> cold winter in a not so warm garage. Right now I am getting 25 at idle and
> just over 50 running. Would a short cause the guage to display a lower
> reading? Are the guages usually accurate, or should I even worry about it?
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires