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Old 12-31-2018, 07:04 PM   #21
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Don't fight the brazing / welding process.
Can be purchased from Mac's (Ecklers) Model A parts catalog for about $20.
Think you could find same in Bratton's or Tam's as well.
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:14 AM   #22
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......or build yo sef one lik dis. ken
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Old 01-01-2019, 11:22 AM   #23
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Stay away from this one, Speedway Part # 91065041 $25
Looks good but only works for about a year, have gone thru two of them...never again.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:27 PM   #24
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Stay away from this one, Speedway Part # 91065041 $25
Looks good but only works for about a year, have gone thru two of them...never again.

Thanks for the heads up. I was looking at that one. I like the larger sweep compared to what I presently have
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:47 PM   #25
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I have that speedway one and it measures 20 degrees colder than actual.
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:21 PM   #26
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Santa brought me this new one, let's hope it works better and lasts longer.
And I like the looks better.
AutoMeter #1837 $51
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:39 PM   #27
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Santa brought me this new one, let's hope it works better and lasts longer.
And I like the looks better.
AutoMeter #1837 $51

I liked that one too, but I am running 6v positive ground. Looking through their site appears they do not make 6v versions.
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:07 PM   #28
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I liked that one too, but I am running 6v positive ground. Looking through their site appears they do not make 6v versions.
It's a mechanical gauge, voltage does not matter.
I too am running 6V pos ground
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:35 PM   #29
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Everyone is putting up posts for "James A" about his problem and he hasn't even checked back to see the results. I guess he's real busy.

Al,

Maybe he hasn't, but a lot of people have gotten some useful information from the topic including me.

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Old 01-01-2019, 04:11 PM   #30
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It's a mechanical gauge, voltage does not matter.
I too am running 6V pos ground


You caught my mistake, same time I was looking at temp gauges was also looking at Tachs. Please correct me again if wrong, I believe Auto Meter does not offer 6v Tachs.
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Old 01-01-2019, 04:26 PM   #31
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It's a mechanical gauge, voltage does not matter.
I too am running 6V pos ground
I'm sorry. Am I missing something. The Auto Meter 1837 sez it has a 12v sending unit included? Summitt Racing also claims it has an electrical sending unit. ($5 cheaper too!)
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Old 01-01-2019, 04:37 PM   #32
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I'm sorry. Am I missing something. The Auto Meter 1837 sez it has a 12v sending unit included? Summitt Racing also claims it has an electrical sending unit. ($5 cheaper too!)

Now I am confused too. Perhaps there are 2 types, one mechanical like a meat thermometer, and a 2cd type working off the battery?
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Looking at the Auto Meter site, it appears their #1832 in the mechanical gauge. Which makes sense because I have found most mechanical gauges are 270 sweep. https://www.autometer.com/2-water-te...que-beige.html
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Old 01-01-2019, 05:34 PM   #34
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IMO you can't beat Stewart-Warner gauges. May be more expensive, but they last a lifetime.
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I'm sorry. Am I missing something. The Auto Meter 1837 sez it has a 12v sending unit included? Summitt Racing also claims it has an electrical sending unit. ($5 cheaper too!)
Oh geez, Oh geez, Oh geez...Santa messed up big time, just opened up the box and it is not mechanical.
This Auto Meter 1837 will not work on the A, back to square one.
I'll have a talk with Santa about this too.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:40 PM   #36
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I am using the Rex-A-Co gauge from Bratton's. I like is period correct look. Personally I don't like flashy new modern looking things in my Model A.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:02 PM   #37
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Some of the sending units won't leave much room for water flow.

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Never saw much need for a temp gauge but with a new $4000 engine installed it might be worth keeping a closer eye on things. The rex-a-co gauge from brattons looks good, are they reasonably accurate?
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Never saw much need for a temp gauge but with a new $4000 engine installed it might be worth keeping a closer eye on things. The rex-a-co gauge from brattons looks good, are they reasonably accurate?


Temp gauges are very handy when you have a cooling system that is not working well. You can troubleshoot/try things and see if there is improvement.
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Never saw much need for a temp gauge but with a new $4000 engine installed it might be worth keeping a closer eye on things. The rex-a-co gauge from brattons looks good, are they reasonably accurate?
I have heard that the rex aco temp gauge has been problematic in the last few years .
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