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Old 05-18-2008, 07:19 AM
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Oil Pressure Switch and Temp Sending unit

I purchased a Nordskog Digital Dash unit (DP0002B) for my '72 Nova 350 and had some questions about some wiring that I was unsure of and posted a question in the Electrical Category, those guys helped me out with that ( Help with Digital Dash Install ). But now I have 2 other issues.

My problem is that when I was installing the temp Sending unit that came with the Dash (Nordskog part # S8013) I got the wrench too close to the end of the unit and broke it right off. I was wondering instead of having to wait and order a new unit does anyone know if I can use a standard GM Temp Sending Unit? The sending unit they gave me is here:

http://www.nordskogperformance.net/p...ding/index.htm

My second problem is the oil pressure switch (Nordskog part #S8014) that they gave me to use is too large and hits the back of the intake manifold so it wont screw in. The Sending Unit is listed right below the Temp sending unit on the link above. I dont know if I can attempt to get an adapter to relocate the oil pressure switch because I dont have alot of room behind the engine and if I get an adapter that is too high, it will hit the distributor. I was again wondering if I can use a GM sender for this or not. I attempted to call Nordskog yesterday but they were closed. I was hoping to have this project wrapped up this weekend, but it doesnt appear that its going to happen.

Any Suggestions?

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Jim

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As a general rule ... sending units are NOT interchangeable with the stock GM units. I would just wait and get the correct senders.

I had the same problem with a Stewart Warner oil pressure sending unit ( being large ) ... and I ended up using a adapter that raised the unit up a little but had a 45 degree angle in it ... so that it angled the sender away from the distributor.

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If your gage manufacture will be able to give you an equivilent to the gages, you may be able to go to NAPA an pick them up.

My Dakota Digital gages use VDO part numbers----well, actually DD part numbers but Dakota provides VDO numbers in there instructions.
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For the oil pressure sender, get an extension to raise the sender. Theyre usually brass and come with a sender port at the top and one on the side.
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Hey guys just wanted to let you all know that I got this all working. I bought an extension for the oil pressure switch at a local plumbing shop and Nordskog warranteed my temp sending unit for me. I got everything hooked up and it works great. I will post pics next week when I get home from Nashville.

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And thanks for the update

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