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Old 01-28-2009, 02:21 PM
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low oil pressure switch

besides in the oil pan what or where other ways are there to install a switch in a chevy 350 block?

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Surely someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there are only two places for an oil pressure sender or switch on a SBC

1. On top of the block to the left of the distributor,

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2. In the left side of the block just above the oil filter.

These are the only two places I've ever put them.
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Only two that I am aware of as above. One exception is the very early SBC had one at the very front center below the intake maifold.

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the one near the distributor is for pressure right? you really wouldnt get a good temp reading
as for the one by the filter will i have to drill and tap or is it already threaded?
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the one near the distributor is for pressure right? you really wouldnt get a good temp reading
as for the one by the filter will i have to drill and tap or is it already threaded?
Port above filter location is 1/4" NPT. Should be Ok for a temp sensor or in the pan.
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the one near the distributor is for pressure right? you really wouldnt get a good temp reading
as for the one by the filter will i have to drill and tap or is it already threaded?
Your initial post ask about "pressure" now you mention temp...which is it.. a low level sensor would only work in the pan...a low pressure(or any pressure) sensor would only work in the places mentioned ...now temp?? what temp?? oil..water..
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:20 PM
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yea sorry im actually doing both im gonna put the pressure switch on a tee near the dist. and then a temperature sender near the oil filter...sorry guys....
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