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Old 02-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #11
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I used the intake port onmy head and exhaust port for oil feed line. I used 1\8" npt fitting with a ferrell nut straight to gauge
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:32 AM   #12
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If your autocross club runs via the SCCA rulebook, those people are wrong. The will not allow a mechanical fuel pressure gauge without an isolator but oil is fine. You can read the GCR and Solo rules online to confirm.
Going Mechanical then! thanks! The trick is to find a single series of gauges that have both the full sweep electrics that I need/want and the Mechanical. I am odd like that...

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I used the intake port onmy head and exhaust port for oil feed line. I used 1\8" npt fitting with a ferrell nut straight to gauge
Would their be any significant temp difference between the two ports, that it would be better to use the intake port side as the oil feed? Guessing the oil is generally all the same temp so would not mater.
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Going Mechanical then! thanks! The trick is to find a single series of gauges that have both the full sweep electrics that I need/want and the Mechanical. I am odd like that...
Not odd at all. Gauges that don't match bother me tremendously.
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As you can see I had to grind a little off the top of the t-stat housing.

This is for a mechanical gauge which is what you want, IMO.
Nice,I tried that spot first and stripped the hell out of the the fitting.
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Does it tighten perfectly to that angle? or did you use a good PTFE thread sealer / locker and kept it just a hair loose or did you over-tighten it? That looks like a little to perfect of a place to stop.
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It is NPT, there is no right place. NPT is an abomination. Threads are for fastening, not sealing. But, yes, I got it to feel about right and then clocked it how I needed it.
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I like that... "NPT is an abomination".

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no it does not matter wich port you use. it was easier for me to run the feed line from the exhaust side because the thermostat was easy to take a dremmel and shave down to make fit easier. and same with the coil pack. I cut one leg off to allot space for the npt fitting
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