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Additional guages for 1200 engine


robche

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Hi all

I'm wanting to add some additional guages to my 1200 engine. I'd like to add water temp and oil pressure.

In the past I've used the Smiths MG-type dual guage. Anyone know if/where I can fit water capillary and oil pressure switch on the 1200 engine?

Thanks in advance
Rob

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Oil gauge can go where the oil pressure switch would be on the engine block - you'll need a T-piece to fit both, but they are available.

I'd have thought water temp can do in the thermostat housing. I don't know the 1200 engines that well, but would have thought you could either use the same location as on a 1300 engine, or if absolute needs be, could drill and tap somewhere?

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Get a later-model water pump housing with the threaded aperture for the sensor, and use that; or else as Jonny says a thermostat housing with the drilling for the sensor, although these can be harder to find. Am I right that Ford Fiesta housings from a few years back were a good fit?

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With the dual mechanical gauge, I don't believe there's sufficient room for the water temp sender atop the thermostat housing without it fouling the bonnet. Regardless of where that sender is ultimately located, though, you'll need an adapter such as found on certain (ahem) MG cars, as the bulb part of the sender requires a "seat" that is not provided with the simple threaded hole on a thermostat housing or water pump housing.

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herald948 wrote:
With the dual mechanical gauge, I don't believe there's sufficient room for the water temp sender atop the thermostat housing without it fouling the bonnet. Regardless of where that sender is ultimately located, though, you'll need an adapter such as found on certain (ahem) MG cars, as the bulb part of the sender requires a "seat" that is not provided with the simple threaded hole on a thermostat housing or water pump housing.


Yes, I saw that the threaded part was on top. Looks like I might need to use a bulb type in the top hoe or similar - I can tie it to a switch for fans then at least.

I see the oil pressure switch on the block side and there's room for an adapter and/or t-piece so I'll figure something out.

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