I am still trying to stay with keeping everything as much like back in the 60's as possible, including using the OEM water temp sending line (which is a metal tube to the factory gauge in the dash). I did source a 56 Pontiac V8 gauge and line a number of years ago, and have hooked it up to the new intake (in about the same place as the factory did in 1956). I do not like how it just kind of hangs there, close to the intake manifold and the valve covers - I am concerned that vibration will cause it to bounce and rub and ultimately fracture. See photo:
Any ideas on how to secure it? There is an intake manifold bolt and a valve cover bolt near the center of the motor near the water temp line ...
Oh, yeah, doesn't that new carb look good
A long time ago I bought a box of assorted clamps, and although I do not have one that has perfect ID, I did find one that was drilled for the 1/4" valve cover bolts, with a nice thick rubber liner, that holds the water temp lined nicely cushioned and away from the valve cover, head and intake manifold:
Thanks for the ideas, guys!
1956 Pontiac Pathfinder 2dr sedan, 496 - dyno'd 545 hp, stick shift, 4.11 posi - Hot Rod
1964 Acadian Beaumont SD convert, 283 - factory 195 hp, Powerglide, 3.08 10-bolt - Cruiser
2012 US-built crew cab truck - Daily Driver and Boat Trailering
409Safari wrote:IMHO, a small loop near the end (the port) will take almost all the vibration. You can secure the rest of line in two places with the intake manifold bolts, one near the loop....can we see the factory guage?
IMHO, a small loop near the end (the port) will take almost all the vibration. You can secure the rest of line in two places with the intake manifold bolts, one near the loop....can we see the factory guage?
Don't think there is enough length to do a loop. Here's the gauge (ammeter not shown) and how it looks in the car (before I installed the NOS steering wheel):
Nice sun tach!
cutting a roof off a four door is NOT a convertible.....
65 Parisienne convertible project.
You can also get some old school original wire covering like this:
Attach it like my original sender wire, but use your valve cover bolts and some nice metal electrical wire clips:
Prince Edward Island'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.
63 Pariesienne sport coupe (The Big GTO), black, maroon interior, 409 4 speed; former owner of a 59 El Camino, 63 Corvette SWC, 62 Chev Bel Air SC.
Mahone Bay, NS Still not old enough to need an automatic