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Firecreek gauges on a 1500SE

I've bought a blank Firecreek key cover to install two gauges. I definitely want one of the gauges to be a voltmeter but can't decide whether the other gauge would be better being coolant temperature or oil pressure. Before I decide, has anyone fitted these? I would be interested to know where is the best place to install the coolant sensor or oil sensor? I'm hoping there is a 'T' piece I can get to make life easy. Attached is a picture of a Firecreek gauge set up for those who might not have heard of them.
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I'd go with the oil pressure since you already have a temp gauge.

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I have that exact gauge set on my wing. One gauge is voltage, the other is Oil pressure. (Have not fully connectet the oil pressure gauge yet) need to find some instructions on how to install oig gauge,
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I'd go with the oil pressure since you already have a temp gauge.


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I would prefer having the oil gauge too. My original question is how to connect the gauges. The matching sets I've been looking at only have oil and coolant gauge options that match the voltmeter I want, therefore, if the oil is too much of a job to connect I would go with the coolant.
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The oil pressure sensor is located under the front cover. It is screwed in near the oil filter and has a wire connected to it. You might be able to find a T-fitting to go there to connect the sensor for your new gauge. The oil pressure sensor is 1/8 inch pipe thread.


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Thanks Bellboy that is a big help. Now I know the thread size I can start hunting around for T fittings that might work. I think my problem might be that the gauge fittings I buy will have a metric thread which might make it harder to find aa something that can cope with both thread types. Anyway, a good start thanks again. By the way, I use the electronic manual you sent me long ago a lot. So much better than Haynes.
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Hey John J, Good to know you are using and enjoying the service manual. Actually that is where I found the thread size for the oil pressure sensor. Look on page 2-8. It is the first item under Lubrication. Hope you can find what you need to get the oil pressure gauge hooked up.

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I had outside air temp and volt meter on mine.


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I have that exact gauge set on my wing. One gauge is voltage, the other is Oil pressure. (Have not fully connectet the oil pressure gauge yet) need to find some instructions on how to install oig gauge,
Power Guy.....where did you get your gauges? I have the same panel with no gauges and looking too get some so I can install it on my wing.

I want too put the outside temp gauge and volt meter in mine
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