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Oil Pressure Sending Unit

I have a 1989 chevy 350 i rebuild. It's a 2 bolt main, came out of a caprice. I just put it into a 1985 s10 and i need an oil pressure sending unit, so that my gauge works. I bought one for a caprice but it doesn't clear the edelbrock performer rpm intake manifold that i bought and it on my engine. Is there a smaller one I should use or something in order to fit it in? Thanks

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You can buy an adapter to either raise it straight up or move it off at a 45 degree angle. You can also use the oil pressure port located near the oil filter .

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I would use the sending unit from the S10 ... so it would be calibrated correct to the gauge. You may need a spacer or a 45 degree angle fitting.

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A 1/8" NPT (pipe thread) coupling and a nipple of an appropriate length will raise the sender enough to clear the intake. Try a local parts store or a plumbing supply store. Pep Boys had a pretty good selection of brass pipe fittings when they had a store here. If you want to put it at an angle instead of straight up, use an elbow, either 45* or 90*, instead of the coupling.
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