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Offline Alex

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Shopping list for gauge fitting - last question I promise!
« on: July 20, 2009, 08:32:23 pm »
Last gauge-related questions, honest! Got it booked in for fitting a week Friday, but I want to make sure I've got everything I need first.

Obviously I will need a t-piece for the back of the head to fit the oil pressure sender.

Stack have supplied a sender with a 1/8 NPT thread, so one side will need to have the same. What's the thread on the standard sender? And it's the high pressure sender I need to tee into, right? Which one is this?

Same internal thread needed for the sump plug, going to talk to Think Auto about this tomorrow.

Wiring is the next thing I'm struggling with. Each gauge says it needs a 3AG 1 amp fuse. Do I need one for each gauge, or one for all three? Same for the 12V feed, can I tap all three into the same live feed? And the same illumination feed? Or is it worth getting some relays in there to avoid overloading anything.

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Re: Shopping list for gauge fitting - last question I promise!
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 08:44:17 pm »
the thread is m10x1mm, it doesn't matter which oil pressure sensor hole you tee into, they both get the same oil pressure in them.

I have the lights for mine tapped into the side light 12v supply from the headlight switch.

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Re: Shopping list for gauge fitting - last question I promise!
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 07:56:17 am »
the ring round the fag lighter also has illumination

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Re: Shopping list for gauge fitting - last question I promise!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 09:17:03 am »
I've got my existing boost gauge wired to light up from the fag lighter illumination, might wire up the rest to do the same.

My AFRM is wired up to the windscreen wiper wiring as a switched live, can I run four gauges off this though?

Offline Tommo

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Re: Shopping list for gauge fitting - last question I promise!
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009, 11:01:02 am »
I wired my gauges up to the horn live.

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Re: Shopping list for gauge fitting - last question I promise!
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009, 06:05:59 pm »
Alex (or anyone) - dont suppose anyone has a pic/link to where i can get the bits to plumb an oil pressure gauge in.

please thankyou

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Re: Shopping list for gauge fitting - last question I promise!
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2009, 07:13:13 pm »
the ring round the fag lighter also has illumination
that what mine is offs

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Re: Shopping list for gauge fitting - last question I promise!
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2009, 07:41:52 pm »
http://www.lmaperformance.com/Products/Gauge_Fitting_Parts/gauge_fitting_parts.html

handy for all the bits and bobs if you know what your lookin for.