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wanna buy temerature gauge with sending unit for my Buick 1949 super 8 in line. my car is converted to 12 volts. wanna buy after market temerature gauge easy to install and reliable. any links for items to buy? thanks

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Given that the car is now wired for 12 Volts, your selection should be wide ranging.  As you can see, there are many different face styles available.  Choose one that coordinates with your other gauges.

 

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/shop/classic-truck-water-temperature-gauges~65678-3-857-128-519-30324

 

The only other consideration would be where to install the sending unit.  I'd recommend somewhere in the head near the thermostat.  You'll have to figure out what sort of pipe fittings or adapters you'll need.  There's also these: https://www.summitracing.com/search/part-type/temperature-sender-fittings

 

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10 hours ago, EmTee said:

Given that the car is now wired for 12 Volts, your selection should be wide ranging.  As you can see, there are many different face styles available.  Choose one that coordinates with your other gauges.

 

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/shop/classic-truck-water-temperature-gauges~65678-3-857-128-519-30324

 

The only other consideration would be where to install the sending unit.  I'd recommend somewhere in the head near the thermostat.  You'll have to figure out what sort of pipe fittings or adapters you'll need.  There's also these: https://www.summitracing.com/search/part-type/temperature-sender-fittings

 

 

would this one fit in my car? 

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/AutoMeter-5737-M-Phantom-Air-Core-Water-Temp-Gauge-2-1-16-In-,114568.html

 

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actually i am looking for a set to buy including gauge , sending unit, everything so i dont have to worry about forgetting any element. i am over seas and wanna buy something once and 4 all

thanks

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I would suspect that the gauge will come with its appropriate sending unit and universal wiring.  Key is to determine where you will be mounting it and if the size of their sending unit will be coincide with available mounting possibilities on your engine.

 

What is wrong with your current gauge set-up?  Might be best to purchase a quality infra-red contactless "heat gun" to coincide with calibrating your current gauge to actual thermostat housing temps?  Those are easy to find and read in body "F" and "C" temp ranges.  Doing things this way might be less expensive and easier to do in your location.

 

Just some thoughtrs,

NTX54677 

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Hello, the original gauge is a mechanical type that would work with 6 or 12 volt .Getting it rebuilt maybe better than trying to cobble up an after market one .I think Bobs offers a rebuilding service or check Hemmings.

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