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any idea of thread on SBC oil pressure take-off?

I have an oil pressure guage connected to my 350 SBC at the point on the top face of the block at the rear, just next to the distributor.

I just fitted a new Offy manifold which interferes with the existing connector which is quite bulky and has a large footprint. I am sure there are slimmer alternatives. So, does anyone know the thread spec and if possible whether someone like summit supplies a suitable connector?

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To fit the hole you need a 1/8 male NPT thread. This can be a pipe nipple, and you can use a coupling to cap the nipple and put your sender into. Or, you can use a nipple and screw a 45 degree elbow onto it, then thread your sender into the elbow at an angle, tilted toward the valve cover.

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On a couple of vehicles I "T"ed the sender & added a aftermarket set of gages so the idiot lights would still work & be able to know what the actual temps& pressures were.

I use brass pipe.

If you have the room you can put it just about anywhere.

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thanks guys. I will hit the web and get the appropriate pieces!
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You canb purchase the small fitting and steel line, which is used on Corvettes from Dr. Rebuild in CT 203-366-1332 part #1803101, approx cost $14.95
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You can buy the necessary fittings at any auto parts store or any hardware store. You can also cap that hole and relocate to just above the oil filter in the plugged hole, or to the front of the block behind the water pump, at the front top edge of the timing cover on the block. The front location is where I plumb in all my Frantz bypass filters, very easy to access.

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