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1950 Chevy gauges
#1330079 Wed Oct 16 2019 01:27 AM
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New Guy
Trying to verify the correct gauges as far as speedometer, 80 or 90, and oil pressure, 30 or 60. I thought I read it somewhere on here but can’t seem to find it. Not sure if it matters but this is for a 1 ton truck

Re: 1950 Chevy gauges
jayhawkdoug #1330081 Wed Oct 16 2019 01:36 AM
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Do you have the stock tires and rear end? I don't so I've gone through a neighborhood speed measurement device and have recalibrated in my mind.

I don't think you need to recalibrate oil pressure.


1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet

28 Years of Daily Driving. Now with a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: 1950 Chevy gauges
jayhawkdoug #1330082 Wed Oct 16 2019 01:46 AM
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The 1950 speedometer should read 80mph. (90mph speedometer is introduced in 1952 half-ton) Oil pressure gauge should read max 30 for all 216 and babbitt 235 engines - which your truck originally would have had.

Re: 1950 Chevy gauges
jayhawkdoug #1330185 Wed Oct 16 2019 11:26 PM
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New Guy
I was told the engine that is in it came out of a 54. Does that mean I will need the oil gauge that reads 60 psi to work correctly?

Re: 1950 Chevy gauges
jayhawkdoug #1330193 Wed Oct 16 2019 11:52 PM
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You might as well ID your engine.

find and post the codes shown on this page


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 1950 Chevy gauges
jayhawkdoug #1330204 Thu Oct 17 2019 01:05 AM
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If the gauge cluster is currently out of the dash, it would be easy enough to swap in a 60# gauge into the cluster. If it is still in the dash, I wouldn't bother taking out the cluster just to switch to the 60# gauge.
The 30# gauge will work just fine with a '54 engine. It will peg the needle on 30# while driving, and somewhere below 30# at idle when fully warmed up. I am more concerned about the low end range of oil pressure rather than the high end, so I stayed with the 30# gauge on my '49 with a 350 in it.
Pegging the 30# pound gauge will not harm the gauge whatsoever.
Carl


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