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Old 02-05-2009, 07:02 PM
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Plumbing is done

The plumbing came in today and I got it all hooked up.

The fittings fit good other then the adaptor to the stock sender. That one treaded on well but the sender threads seemed to bottom out in the adaptor but I used thread seal on it and got it tighten down good.

Also the crush washers didn't work on the 2 senders. The threads were just too long on the senders for the adaptors they threaded into but I got them all on tight with tread sealer. I also fasten a ground wire to the senders and tested them to make sure they were grounded.

The fitting to the block kinda scared me in that I was afraid to strip the treads in the block. But I got it as tight as I could with a 3 finger pull on the wrench.

At the tee I used one of the harness straps to hold the tee in place. The harness fits nicely in the recess next to the stock sender (right side).

I'll have to keep an eye on all the fittings for a while for oil leaks and hopefully they will hold the pressure too. The thread sealer has a full cure time of 72 hours so I should wait that long before I start her up and check for leaks........Right?............ It's suppose to get up in the 50's tomorrow it would be a great day to take it out................. but I better play it safe.

The nice thing about the thread sealer is you can make adjustments up to 24 hours without effecting the seal.

Pegasus - Permatex (or Loctite) Pipe Sealant with Teflon, 50 ml Tube

Here is the parts list I ordered. Who would have thought it would total up to be so much.

I did priced out the fittings and adaptors else where and I found the Pegasus had the better price on most of the stuff and they had it all. They also got the parts to me 2 days after I ordered them. I highly recommend them.

Plumbing fittings and hose order from Pegasus:

At Block:
1-Part # 3241-3/8 Soft copper washer 3/8" (or 10mm) ID @ .79............................................... .......79
Pegasus - Soft Copper Crush Washer

1- Part # 3265-16 (10 x 1.0 mm) male threads on one end and a 3AN male (3/8-24 thread).............7.99
Pegasus - Male 10 x 1.0mm Metric Convex Seat to 3AN, Steel

Tee:
1- Part # 3229-03 STL Steel bulkhead branch tee 3AN-3AN-3 ,male @ 20.99...............................20.99
Pegasus - AN834 Bulkhead Branch Tee, AN (All Equal Size, All Male)

1- Part # 3284-03 3AN male to female swivel 90 elbow, (steel) @ 11.99...................................... 11.99
Pegasus - AN Male to Female Swivel 90' Elbow

Stock Sender:
1-Part # 3241-3/8 Soft copper washer 3/8" (or 10mm) ID @ .79............................................... ........79
Pegasus - Soft Copper Crush Washer

1- part # 3265-30 Female 10 x 1.0 mm metric convex seat to 3AN male, steel @ 4.99...................4.99
Pegasus - Female 10 x 1.0mm Metric Convex Seat to 3AN Male, Steel

Autometer Sender:
1-Part # 3241-3/8 Soft copper washer 3/8" (or 10mm) ID @ .79............................................... .........79
Pegasus - Soft Copper Crush Washer

1- Part # 3254-02-03S female 1/8 NPT to male 3AN adapter @ 7.99.....................................7.99
Pegasus - Female NPT Pipe to Male AN Adapter

Pre-assembled Braided Stainless Teflon Hoses:
1- Part # 3-12-S-S 12" Size 3 TFE Hose, straight swivel both ends @ 13.99...................................13.99
1- Part # 3-12-S-90 12" Size 3 TFE Hose, straight swivel to 90 degree swivel @ 20.99.....................20.99
1- Part # 3-18-S-90 18" Size 3 TFE Hose, straight swivel to 90 degree swivel @ 22.49.....................22.49
Pegasus - Pre-Assembled Size 3 Braided Teflon Racing Hoses

1- Part # 3374 Pipe sealant @ 14.89............................................. ................................ 14.89
Pegasus - Permatex (or Loctite) Pipe Sealant with Teflon, 50 ml Tube


Hardware Cost $128.68
Shipping 5.55
Total Hardware Cost $134.23
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