I need factory temp gauge help.

Discussion in 'Gauge Marks' started by cottlt, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. cottlt

    cottlt New Member

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    I just removed the 130mph speedo/dummy light cluster on my 1977 camaro for the 150mph/tach/gauge cluster, i went ahead & replaced the printed circuit & read up on this forum about what it takes to do the swap. The problem im having now is the temp gauge goes to the red after just a couple minutes of running??? Im scratching my head now, is there something im missing?
     
  2. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You did swap the sender, correct?
     
  3. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I asked the same question in your other thread regarding this gauge swap.
     
  4. flht99b

    flht99b Member

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    I have to opposite condition. All my 71 Z28 gauges were restored by Gaugemarks, beautiful workmanship. But I must have the wrong ohm rating water temp sender as at 178 degree F my water temperature gauge barely moves from it's cold 100 degree resting position, maybe an 1/8". The sender I have is a single spade and is smaller in thread/diameter than the OEM (5/8") as I am using Dart SHP aluminum heads and the water temp sender is screwed into the driver side head. At 64 degrees F I read 3,333 ohms and at 178 degree F I read 221 ohms. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  5. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    I did the gauge swap a while back. The temp sender I used was rom O'Reilly Auto Parts. Product Line: BWD Part # WT359. I received this information from another member. Hope this helps.
     

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