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Mechanical screw on temp gauge

When I start a fresh engine I like to hook up an extra gauge for the water temp and oil pressure in the engine bay. The oil is easily done with a tee. The water temp gauge is a pain because of the long mechanical probe, so I coil it up as small as possible, put a couple of tie wraps and place it down on the intake. Then when the engine is broken-in, I drain some coolant and remove the gauge. So here's the question. Where can I find a gauge I can screw directly to the intake and leave it there as verification to the dash gauge? Anyone use one?

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look on line at Grainger or get there catalog they have several types of TI that have pipe thread fittings with a short probe on them use them all the time at the water plant very accurate and durable
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Look up Tel True in Rochester Ny they make what you want , should be about $35 to $40. They make all kinds of thermometers.
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