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 Post subject: Oil Temp on TWO pc case
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:57 pm 
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Hello guys,

The fresh 1953 two piece engine is rebuilt and in. I'm a little concerned about temperatures.

I have seen the Gene Berg dipstick temp sending units, but the guy at his shop says they are too long for the 2-PC case.

Do you guys have any suggestions on other solutions for adding a temp gauge (or light like the Berg style) to this specific engine????


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Josh


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:26 am 
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Josh, I would look at the services from North Hollywood speedometer... http://www.nhspeedometer.com/service-restorations-356 ...that being said the temperature that is read by these gauges is only a guide for the actual temperature. There have been many discussion of temperature and how to calibrate the gauges and such. You can get a thermapen digital thermometer (http://www.thermoworks.com/Classic-Thermapen) or you can get a thermocouple form Omega (http://www.omega.com/) Or you can use some old fashion observation and common sense decision making. North Hollywood can make a reasonable gauge for your engine. The gene berg version is for the newer VW cases and is longer than the 2 piece case dip stick. The original gauge was adjustable for probe depth and most early engines had a second dip stick in the loop on the oil filter bracket or back on the fire wall. You should have a non temperature probe dip stick for checking your oil level.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:21 am 
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Josh,

Take a look at this temp gauge on ebay - - -
eBay item number: 292126635483

You would still need a compatible sensor/ sender, and would have to figure out where and how to install it on the engine. (No connection to the seller)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:17 pm 
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Thank you both for your help! Appreciate the photos too!

I've never owned an air cooled engine and I've got a bit of a phobia. I took your advice and called North Hollywood and they'll begin work on a setup for me. I'll use one of these other suggestions until that it done, as I'm sure they will be a bit slow.

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