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engine temp guage needed

I have a 1967 Cal 30 with an A4. Runs great but Im paranoid about the engine temp as I'm always thinkiing the water is not 'shooting' from the stern exhaust for several minutes. I'm told by other folks that it takes a while but I feel with a TEMP GUAGE it will calm m'fears.

Where could I get a kit from? How hard to install?

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The water should come out within a few seconds or there is and issue with the funky thermostat/housing bypass as its prone to clogging in the bypass that allows constant flow to the exhaust

It sounds like your not getting water flow until the block reaches temp and the thermostat opens and allows water flow out of the block

The gauge is nothing special you just need to be sure the sender in the block match's the gauge as there are a couple of different ohm ranges in the senders/gauges
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I have a 1967 Cal 30 with an A4. Runs great but Im paranoid about the engine temp as I'm always thinkiing the water is not 'shooting' from the stern exhaust for several minutes. I'm told by other folks that it takes a while but I feel with a TEMP GUAGE it will calm m'fears.

Where could I get a kit from? How hard to install?

Many thanks as always.

Bob Centers
You can get a temp gauge and sender for your Atomic 4 from Moyer Marine. They also have a great forum on all things Atomic-4 related. I shouldn't take several minutes for water to start coming out of your exhaust. If your engine is raw-water cooled, the opitimal operating temperature is 140-160 degrees -- slightly higher (180?) if your engine is fresh water cooled.

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