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Old 04-15-2012, 05:10 AM   #11
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i would think with your stang being a '65 , its probably mechanical. and i was under the impression higher oil pressure was good. thats why my focus is always wide open , gutta keep her lubed.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:46 AM   #12
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i would think with your stang being a '65 , its probably mechanical. and i was under the impression higher oil pressure was good. thats why my focus is always wide open , gutta keep her lubed.
I would have to say that it is not, the one on my fathers 66 Mustang is electric, one of three wires in the engine harness.

You want oil pressure, but it shouldn't be to high, there are ranges and specs for the oil pressure.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #13
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i would think with your stang being a '65 , its probably mechanical. and i was under the impression higher oil pressure was good. thats why my focus is always wide open , gutta keep her lubed.
Factory oil pressure gauges from the late 50's on are mostly electric. The gauge in my 68 Barracuda is electric.

The old rule of thumb for oil pressure was 10psi for every 1000 rpm. New cars require less. You really don't want any more pressure than is required to maintain the oil film on the bearings. It takes a lot of power to turn the oil pump and excessive pressure creates more drag
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It seems to have settled now so it sits on the high end of the gauge about 2ish mm away from the H

Is it a possible to convert this gauge to a mechanical one? (I want to keep stock gauges with no addition of other ones except for the rallypac tach)
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:55 AM   #15
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High pressure is probably bad but low pressure is worse.
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Yep, but too low is a lot lower than most folks believe.
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