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Old November 4th, 2011, 08:11 AM
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Series Oil Pressure Gauge Fitting Help

I am attempting to install a Smiths Dual Oil/Temp gauge. At the block there is a what appears to be a tappered female fitting, and the stock gauge line appears to be a flared female end. So I need some sort of male-male adapter. Anyone know the thread size of either?

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Old November 4th, 2011, 09:06 AM
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Are you asking about the oil line or the temp capillary? The oil, as I recall, is 1/8" BSP. The temp depends on which gauge you have and I can't remember the sizes. I think the females were something like 3/8" but I'm not sure, and I can't find my old Smiths catalog at the moment.
On a side note, I like the metal oil pressure lines better than the plastic ones. Though I've used both the metal ones make me less nervous.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 09:16 AM
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Sorry, talking about the oil line. Whatever the thread size it, one is tapered and the other is flare fitting. I need some sort of male-male fitting.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 12:27 PM
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I need some sort of male-male fitting.
Can we quote you on that?
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Can we quote you on that?
Sure, feel free to add that to your signature line. I'll be here all day for your amusement.

------ Follow up post added November 7th, 2011 12:33 PM ------

And to close the loop on this, I just used regular American fittings and forced things to work, Everything seems to be holding just fine.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 06:43 PM
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Through Bolt for banjo fitting

I'm working on the same part right now. My metal line ruptured somewhere just behind the dash before it feeds the gauge.....great. The part I think you need is a through bolt for the hole in the oil line you have.
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