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Old 05-14-2011, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by 71ANTICARB View Post
Here's the pics of the oil pressure adapter:



Exactly what I did. I was to cheap to buy adapters...
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Originally Posted by lizeec View Post
Your method by tapping is probably the best solution, just one tip if you put some heavy grease on the drill bit and the tap you will catch most of the shavings as well, I also like your idea of the compressed air, using both would probably catch almost all of the shavings without having to remove the head and buy new head bolts and a head gasket. I snapped some pictures and will try and post them I dont have a photobucket account yet, it is one of those things I have been meaning to do. I also sent you a pm so I can get your email and send them to you and if you would post them that would be great.
Here those pics of the S&P adaptor. Also I tried the grease method when tapping my water pump for my steam vent and still lost a fair amount of chip in the pump so I came up with this method seeing how's I don't think the wifey would let let me use her Dyson.

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I guess if the polish is your thing that help account for some of the price difference.
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The more I look at that S&P adaptor the uglier it looks, I like your tapping method, but in the end I went with a Autometer electrical gauges and used the Autometer shorty sending unit and their adaptor. Thank you for posting the pics
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Anticarb, any chance on getting an updated link to those pictures? I'm going to start working on this this week. Thanks.

Edit: Never mind I saw your write up thread. https://ls1tech.com/forums/conversio...l#post14906867

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Wow. Old thread. I still think you are better off putting it in the block heater plug. Drills to1/2 NPT easy chessey. You can get replacement plugs from a GM dealer for $12. Sure beats screwing up a head. I run a Datsun sender in that location and it works fine.



Another option I read about recently is popping out one of the freeze plugs from the end of the head and putting a fitting there. This place sells screw in aluminum freeze plugs. Should be a simple matter to adapt a 1/2 NPT fitting to them

http://www.moranmotorsports.com/prod...products_id=48

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And the head bolts???
There is a guy on ebay listing these already.

Here's a link.
http://bit.ly/1qu6mVr
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You guys are rock stars. Autometer 2277 fits in the head and accepts old school mechanical setups. Keeps it far enough in the head to be accurate. Thanks...
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Originally Posted by Mike Athey View Post
You guys are rock stars. Autometer 2277 fits in the head and accepts old school mechanical setups. Keeps it far enough in the head to be accurate. Thanks...
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