I finally have my 56 Laurentian running and on the road. Woo Hoo! But my factory temp gauge goes right to the H after it warms up. The gauge starts right in the middle between C and H. I am wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to calebrate the gauge. The car doesn't overheat at all but the gauge would indicate that it is overheating. Any info on thei would be great. Thanks.
On the other hand, you have different fingers !!!!!!!! BLACKSTOCK Ont.
The factory temp gauge is mechanical on a 56 Can Pontiac. I used the original gauge with a 350 in my 55 and it worked correctly. If I remember right the gauge should start at the fully cold position and then move to the right or hot position as the engine warms up. I think your gauge itself is not working correctly.
Dang. I guess I am now on the hunt for a correctly working gauge. My car was an original v8 and now is a 350. So it seems the gauge isn't working right. The wire (or bendable cord thingy) is different from my 6cyl parts car. The 6cyl one is not long enough to reach an intake port.
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Do you have any idea of how to locate the hole and repair it at all, or do I have to try to replace the guage?
easiest thing would be to replace the gauge. you may luck out a find a similar sweep (170 deg.) or which ever yours is and rebuild the factory gauge with the inerds of a new gauge.