Ahh well, we can't all be perfect ;-)
I just know because I had a 76 (with combo gauge) and now a 78 (with idiot
light). Allen H has a 77 (I think) with idiot light).
Last one I looked at, at a swap meet, was over $100.
I have a combo gauge, new from England, $65. Haven't put it in yet, because
I am trying to figure out what to do about the font on the face. I may try
to get a whole set of the older font faced gauges and just replace the face
on them. Or just stay with the SunPro gauges I mounted under the dash beside
the steering column.
Now for that voltmeter ;-)
At this exact moment in time: 6/22/02 10:39 PM, "Gerard"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> made the profound revelation:
> 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"
>> <email@example.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.
>>> 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.
>>>> 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...
>>>> 79 midget
>> Larry Macy
>> 78 Midget
>> Keep your top down and your chin up.
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