Tempature gague placement?

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Tempature gague placement?

Post #1 by papawfalcon » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:56 pm

I have a 1975 X-Flow in my 1962 Ranchero. I am very familiar with a 144-170-200 US 6 cyl. Is the tempature sending unit at the back of the head. the same as X-flow? I was thinking about installing an aftermarket tematue gague in the front of the engine by the thermostat housing where the vacume ports are. Good or Bad idea??? THANKS!!!
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Re: Tempature gague placement?

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:13 pm

:hmmm: Is this after the thermostat hosing? Can you post a picture of the exact location your considering? Generally in my opinion the rear of the head is the best location for a temp gauge sender. Good luck : :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: Tempature gague placement?

Post #3 by papawfalcon » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:48 pm

I don't know how to post pics. As standing in front of the car on the right side of the head and around the corner with the thermostate.Thanks.
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Re: Tempature gague placement?

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:11 pm

If it's in the heads cooling passage than it could work ok. Still the rear head location for the temp sender would read at a little hotter tempature than if the sender being at the front of the head this is due to the water pump / t stat housing location and operation. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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