Not sure of the temp rating but its like this oneCan anyone help me with this problem? I'd like to use my stock temp gauge with my '88 Camaro TPI motor. Problem: only place to install sender is in the cylinder heads and they are 3/8" NPT (Natl. Pipe Thread) whereas the '57 sender is 1/2"NPT.
What is the ohm rating of the stock sender? Can anyone give me a manufacturer and part no. that would work?
Thanks guys for any help you can provide.
The original sensor won't fit into this adapter, Been there and tried that. mmmmmmmmmIs there room for an adaptor or is space too tight?....http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...d_t=201&pf_rd_p=1535523722&pf_rd_i=B000FMX12M
SORRY FOR BUTTING IN I HAVE A 56 4 DOOR SEDAN WITH A 350 1998 CRATE MOTOR I AM HAVE TEMP PROBLEMS WITH SENDER FROM NEW MOTOR TO OLD GAUGE WHAT SHOULD I BE USEING THANKS PETECheck our sponsors.....Danchuk or Mutton Hollow......Rock Auto also has them....The 57 is not unique like a '56.
56 is a one year only sender. The vendors or you may be able to get this one from your local parts store. ....... http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1326305,parttype,4748 .... If the parts store looks it up in their book, it will probably sub to the wrong sender.SORRY FOR BUTTING IN I HAVE A 56 4 DOOR SEDAN WITH A 350 1998 CRATE MOTOR I AM HAVE TEMP PROBLEMS WITH SENDER FROM NEW MOTOR TO OLD GAUGE WHAT SHOULD I BE USEING THANKS PETE
There must be a smaller sender that has the same or a close ohm rating out there. Summit also sells a spacer that goes under the t-stat housing that has a threaded hole. I'm not sure off the top of my head what size the tapping is but that my also be an option for you.You're right, I found out too that the '57 sender bottoms out in that adaptor. I went a step further & bought a 90 degree adaptor that gives you more depth for the sender to thread into + moves the sender away from the header. OR, I may try tapping the head for 1/2"NPT if there's enough room.
Heads up to all you guys out there planning to put a later model SBC in your 57 Chev & use the stock gauges. Be a whole lot easier to deal with this issue if I didn't have the motor in the car yet!
Still hoping there's someone out there that knows of a 3/8"NPT sender that has the right ohm rating. HELP!!!