1956 Buick Special Project

jacob

Member
This is my plan for getting the original gauges to work with this engine. The sensors are of course completely different and there is no great way to Tee in.

The oil pressure sensor on the chevy engine uses a M12 x 1.75 threaded sensor, which is a fairly unusual size. I plan on using the parts below to make a makeshift T. the AN fitting will go into the M12 engine threads, a T fitting will go on that which the factory oil pressure line will attach to, and the chevy sensor will then go on the other side of the T.




For the temperate gauge, I plan on drilling into the water pump and tig welding this plug.

 

jacob

Member
I'm in the process of moving shops and got the 56 coupe moved this weekend. you don't realize how much junk you accumulate restoring a car until you have to move it all mid project haha



 

firstofeight

Active member
'56 Buick Special

I have followed your work from start to finish. Different than most. I really like it. You have good foresight. Keep it up.

Race between the two when finished?

Ben
 

jacob

Member
I have followed your work from start to finish. Different than most. I really like it. You have good foresight. Keep it up.

Race between the two when finished?

Ben

Well thanks! And "finished" is as close to accurate as any other F word is for this car haha

And you can bet there will be a race! Summer 2019 at the rate I'm going with the coupe.
 
not really a complaint, but you seem to have two different threads with the same title in the same sub-forum.

it's not nice to confuse the elderly, we're easily befuddled.
 
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