Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Marina Del Rey CA
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New gauges, senders & alternator
I'm replacing my tach, temp, oil gauge, senders and alternator. Am running into unexpected complications, like my existing temp npt size is 3/4", and Teleflex senders only go up to 1/2". Can I install using a bushing to reduce, or is that not a good idea?
Same thing with the oil sender, cept mine seems to be 3/8" and the "standard" size seems to be 1/8".
I finding the alternator quest to be quite complex, a friend recommends a 110 amp Leece Neville, says it'll be fine with my 3/8" belt. But I'm not so sure as everything I've read seems to say not to go above 75amp without increasing pulley size to 1/2". I also want to run my tach off the alternator, as it seems simpler than a magnetic pickup.
Would appreciate any input you guys have, regarding alternator and instrument choice. By the way, this is all connecting to a Perkins 108.