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Deanodynosaurs
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Cut sender wire on motometer mechanical oil temp gauge - rep Reply with quote

Iíve recently brought an old style motometer oil temperature gauge, and although the gauge is generally in very good condition, the sender wire has been cut. Sad

I want to get it repaired as I actually want to use it in my 58, but am not sure how it works?

Looking at the gauge, the sender wire is a solid copper wire which runs down the middle of a weaved outer sheath. There are no electrical parts to it other than the light.

I thought that the oil might simply heat the middle wire and operate the gauge, and thus tried to test the gauge by dipping the end of the wire in boiling water, but this does not operate the gauge?

I was just wondering if anybody know how this type of gauge works? And also how it could be repaired?

I've posted some pictures below to try and show the sender wire and gauge.

Cheers,

Dude Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember if I sent mine (stork) to North Hollywood Speedo or United Speedometer to fix my cut wire. Anyway they fixed it but was pretty pricey
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

splitpile wrote:
I don't remember if I sent mine (stork) to North Hollywood Speedo or United Speedometer to fix my cut wire. Anyway they fixed it but was pretty pricey


Cheers splitpile,

I'll email them both with some pictures and see what i can find out about the gauge and how it works. Smile (Probably a bit far to actually send it to get it fixed as i'm in the UK!)

I dont have a sender for the gauge either, were the able to supply one for you when they fixed yours?

Cheers,

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