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Re: Oil Gauge

To: "Larry B. Macy" <macy@bbl.med.upenn.edu>, Carter Tuggle <goutvols2@mchsi.com>, Spridgets <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: Oil Gauge
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 19:39:56 -0700
References: <v0313035fb9391c80c455@[]>

I stand corrected. I remember that now that you mention it as I looked it
up before. OSM lists that change in Aug '77. Same time they changed to 3.7:1


At 4:17 PM -0400 6/22/02, Larry B. Macy wrote:
>Sorry Gerard, the 78 and I believe the 77 have the idiot light instead of
>the combo gauge. You can find a combo gauge at many swap meets, but make
>sure the temp gauge part works. And they are expensive. You can get new from
>England for about $65. And the font on the gauge is not the same as the
>gauges installed from the factory.
>As for the pressure, the engine idles normally, hot, at around 25 - 30.
>Higher if renewed.
>At this exact moment in time: 6/21/02 2:11 PM, "Gerard"
><pixelsmith@gerardsgarage.com> made the profound revelation:
>> '79 is the only year without an oil gauge. It would only worry you anyway
>> to see how low they read, but one out of any earlier car will work.
>> Gerard
>> At 9:32 AM -0500 6/21/02, Carter Tuggle wrote:
>>> With the Midget in the shop.  I have asked allot of questions about
>>>this and
>>> that.  There seems to be a consensus that the 1500 engine has a less than
>>> perfect bottom end.  My question is, should I add an oil pressure gauge.  I
>>> think it would be wise.  Don't really understand why it doesn't have one.
>>> The
>>> two most important things to me are temperature & oil pressure.  Do
>>>they make
>>> a combo gauge that I could fit in where the current temp. gauge is?
>>>Where is
>>> a good place to look?  Thanks again for your help...
>>> Carter
>>> 79 midget
>> --
>Larry Macy
>78 Midget
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