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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - V8 Oil/Temp Gauge

Hi Folks

Does anyone know where I could get a dual V8 Oil Pressure / Temp Gauge. That is the one with the lower Oil Pressure scale.

Regards

Dave
D M Tetlow

I bought a new one from Clive Wheatley about 6 years ago. Oil pressure guage goes up to 60 psi.

Ian
Ian Buckley

Cheers Ian
That's the one.
Dave
D M Tetlow

They are still for sale on Clive's site at just under 120. I think I will wait!!
Dave
D M Tetlow

There were three different ones according to year - first 60 then 100 then 80psi for oil. I got one several years ago from a Welsh company when Clive didn't have them. The V8 ones are different to the 4-cylinder in that the oil needle on the 80psi gauge at least is angled up a bit at rest and not horizontal, and the H end of the temp is red and white cross-hatched. I'm pretty sure the one Clive had at the time were 80psi but didn't have the other features. Leacy has the correct ones shown at 83 http://tinyurl.com/cbo52u. They also have the 60psi gauge at 72 FWIW.
Paul Hunt

Thanks Paul

The Leacymg site is very comprehensive. I think the 60psi is the one for me but it does have a 30 surcharge.
D M Tetlow

David,

I bought mine on a spare part marked in the Neatherlands. The oil preure half is scaled to 60psi and water temp is reading up to 100C. I am not sure where it came from but looks like old Jaguar or Daimler, may be a 40's to 50's Triumph too? I had to change the bezel and have put it into the dash in stead of the electrical temp. gauge (1973 LHD dash).
The feeding pipe for presure fits exactly and the temp. sender capsule is fitted to the JWR inlet by the help of a brass adapter from a plumbers shop.

Hope this helps

Ralph

Ralph

I am pleased my gauge only goes to 60 psi, because it only shows a little over 30 psi unless the engine is very cold. (That does not happen here very much lately!)

However the reason I am adding this is that I checked it with a mechanic's master oil pressure gauge and it appears mine reads at least 10psi low.

I know I don't really have an engine oil pressure problem but it would be nice to see some more psi on the instrument to boost my ego!
Ian Buckley

The surcharge is returnable when you send the faulty gauge back - assuming you have one and it isn't physically mangled.
Paul Hunt

Only if you have an identical V8 one. I have a std B version. I think I will still buy the reconditioned 60 psi one though.
D M Tetlow

Well yes it would have to be like for like.
Paul Hunt

This thread was discussed between 09/02/2009 and 12/02/2009

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