Oil gauge

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  1. Kskevin

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    My 78 Z28 does not have an oil pressure gauge it has a clock. Can I put a sending unit in the block and a gauge or is mechanical better. Thanks.
     
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    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    A mechanical will be more accurate. I had mine there for a while then moved it to my tri mount.

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    I went electric on my temp gauge cause I'm into my spark plugs many times and kept hitting the capillary tube and caused a leak with the inside gas thus making the gauge read incorrectly. Believe it or not this LED temp gauge I bought is very accurate by Auto-Meter. I have a 180* stat and the gauge reads 180.
     
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    Don't be afraid of an oil pressure sender.

    Check the electrical section, there are numerous threads on what you wan't to do. probably with part numbers
     
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    Thanks fellas
     
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    You can also use a "T" fitting if you want to run a gauge mechanical and or electric .And the idiot light,At the back of the block.Behind the distributor
     
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    I have an electric in place of the clock, the sending unit behind the distributor. I took the idiot light sender and put it in the port above the oil filter, so I now have both. I know some have used a T or a 45* fitting to put both sending units behind the dizzy, but it gets pretty tight back there, plus I had a my nitrous solenoid in the way.
     
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    4 speed or automatic?
     
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    Auto
     
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    OK.

    I have a few ideas for an oil pressure gauge that would be in the unused (on stick cars) center rectangle between the speedo and tach. With an auto your shift indicator lives there.
    Something like this:
    http://www.picgauges.com/assets/rectangle-(edge)-gauge.pdf
    with a custom face that matches the other gauges.
     
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    In a 78?
     

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