Coolant temp gauge

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  1. Erich

    Erich Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    Hey guys,
    I'm working on getting this Cutlass into shape and one thing I would like is to put in a readable coolant temp gauge to replace the dummy-light, so I can monitor how hot the engine gets.

    What's a decent temp gauge and sensor that will allow me to do this? And how would I go about installing them?
     
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    I assume you want aftermarket, check out Autometer, they have a gauge/sensor setup.
    Easy install, just install just to the right of the water neck on the front of the manifold to stay close to the thermostat.
     
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    I prefer autometer for my car. i'm using the phantom series for all the gauges. there good quality.
     
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    Erich Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    Whenever I pick out a gauge/sender combo, where should I install the sender?

    Do I use the old sending unit location? and if so, where is it located?
     
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    I run 2 temp gauges a Autometer electric temp on the hood reading off the manifold next to the stat and a mechanical back-up Equus reading off the passenger side of the motor....they read with in 5 degrees of each other.....just a little insurance for a 406 sbc motor I dont desire to run hot............
     
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    I will take a pic and post it
     
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