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Question about oil temp line and temp gauge
#1360898 Mon May 18 2020 10:32 PM
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I'm changing the fuel gauge on my 49 chevy. I'm stumped about how to remove the line for the oil pressure and the temp gauge on the gauge cluster. I'm afraid I'll break something. Does someone have advice for removing those two lines?

Re: Question about oil temp line and temp gauge
Darrell Day #1360901 Mon May 18 2020 10:58 PM
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If I remember correctly, My 39's temp gauge was not removable at the dash. I don't remember what the oil pressure line was like.


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Re: Question about oil temp line and temp gauge
Darrell Day #1360905 Mon May 18 2020 11:18 PM
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The temp gauge has a sealed capillary tube that can't be removed from the dash gauge. The thermal sensing bulb must be removed from the cylinder head and carefully snaked through the firewall Then the gauge can be removed from the dash cluster. You can roll the tube into a loose coil for storage if necessary, but don't put any sharp kinks into it. The oil pressure line can be unscrewed at both ends.
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Re: Question about oil temp line and temp gauge
Darrell Day #1360954 Tue May 19 2020 02:31 PM
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Thanks. I figured it out. My fuel gauge was burnt up. That's why it wouldn't work. Now I have a new sending unit and fuel gauge. Got it put back together last night and turned the key and the fuel gauge works. Woo-hoo! Now if I can just get the gauge pod back in the dash. I'm having difficulty because there is not enough room for me to get down there with two hand, one to hold the gauge pod in place and the other to start a nut.

I've lost two of the nuts that holds the gauge pod in the dash. Anyone happen to know the specs on those nuts and can I pick up spares at Home Depot or somewhere like that?

Re: Question about oil temp line and temp gauge
Darrell Day #1360961 Tue May 19 2020 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Darrell Day
I've lost two of the nuts that holds the gauge pod in the dash. Anyone happen to know the specs on those nuts and can I pick up spares at Home Depot or somewhere like that?
Pretty sure they're 10-32 size. I dug out a 10-24 nut to try and it started and bound up immediately, so the threads are finer at 10-32. Actually, I dug out 3 to try. My cab is sitting nose up on my rotisserie and the other two are now rattling around in the dash. I'll retrieve them later after I try and figure out what's causing the rattles as I spin the cab. blush


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Re: Question about oil temp line and temp gauge
Darrell Day #1360963 Tue May 19 2020 04:14 PM
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If you're doing much work under the dash, take the seat out. It gives you a lot more room to work, and when you get tired, you can take a quick nap!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Question about oil temp line and temp gauge
Darrell Day #1360981 Tue May 19 2020 06:29 PM
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And do yourself a favor and replace the nuts with brass knurled ones form the hardware store. Much easier to install!

Re: Question about oil temp line and temp gauge
Hotrod Lincoln #1360982 Tue May 19 2020 06:30 PM
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Lol. I have the seat out, but the lower frame is still in and it doesn't give me much room. The problem I'm having is trying to keep the gauge pod pushed in on the studs while trying to start a nut. If I don't keep pressure on the back of the gauge pod, it wants to fall out the back and I can't seem to do it with one hand. I had these out before when I rewired the truck and I don't remember having this much trouble. I'll figure it out somehow. I'm just ecstatic that the fuel gauge is now working.

Re: Question about oil temp line and temp gauge
Darrell Day #1360987 Tue May 19 2020 07:30 PM
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The suction cup from a Garmin GPS windshield mount applied to the glass gauge cluster lens will give you a handle to hang onto from out front while you're starting the nuts onto the studs.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Question about oil temp line and temp gauge
Darrell Day #1360999 Tue May 19 2020 08:32 PM
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Piece of plywood about 18ā€ wide and 6ā€™ long and a couple of jack stands will give you a nice platform to lay on while you work.šŸ› 


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