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fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gauge

beaulieu

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Hi

does anyone know who can fix a temperature capillary gauge cable that was cut in half ?

The previous owner thought it was electrical I guess and just cut it,

I have the guage head and the "temperature" sending end...

Thanksfor your help

Beaulieu

PS....what is in that tube anyway ?
 

Brooklands

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Re: fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gau

When mine tube snapped, I sent the sensor and the mounting hardware, gauge, and tube to Nisonger. The gauge is now all clean and shiny, the tube was replaced with a new one, and even a new grommet was on the tube to seal up the firewall. I was not fooling around with ether and solder...I have too much to live for.
 

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Re: fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gau

West Valley Auto Electrics in Reseda can fix it up. The capillary tube is filled with Argon gas IIRC. They will install a new tube and sender, then rebuild and calibrate the head.
 

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Re: fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gau

Nisonger is the best bet IMO, for a commercial fix. There's a post floating around here on BCF with a DIY fix which sounds do-able. Can't find it ATM, but it involved buying a generic gas expansion gauge from AZ/PepBoys, etc. and dry ice, solder and some time. Can't vouche for the calibration but it seemed straightforward enuff otherwise.
 

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Re: fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gau

Morris at West Valley used to work for Nisonger IIRC, and he's within driving distance. Just sayin'! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 
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Re: fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gau

Hi

does anyone have contact info for Morris at West Valley

thanks
 

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Re: fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gau

..who knew... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
 
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Re: fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gau

West Valley Instrument Specialists
Reseda, California
19314 Vanowen Street
Reseda, California 91335
(818) 758-9500

We called , he is still doing them but is going on vacation for a couple weeks,

Thanks guys for the info

Beaulieu
 

tony barnhill

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Re: fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gau

So, what kind of money are we talking for repairing one?
 

tony barnhill

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Re: fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gau

Well, that's about $40 below Moss' <u>retail</u> catalog price....
 

Steve_S

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Re: fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gau

I seem to remember paying about $110 several years ago. Remember they cost more than regular gauges because it's essentially two gauges in one case.
 

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Re: fixing a cut in half Temperature capillary gau

Art (martx-5) posted this link in the Spridget forum:

https://www.ply33.com/Repair/tempgauge

There was a similar site somewhere here a few months back, too... can't find it now /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif
 
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