Oil Pressure Sender

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Since my temperature sender was readin low when installed with a T connector in the side of the block, I thought I better move it to the oil drain plate. This is a good idea, and if CB Performance had their act together they'd carry the VDO kit made for this purpose.

Not having the kit, and being adventurous, I decided to weld a big nut to my oil drain plate, off center so that the temp sender wouldn't hit the oil return screen. I carefully (well, pretty careful anyway) measured with the screen and sender and the nut. You can see where I drilled my hole. I lined up the bolt holes so that the send would be at the rear of the drain plate. I think it's 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) diameter. I then used an inexpensive arc welder to weld the nut to the oil drain plate. It worked! I had to make about a dozen passes with the welder as this was only the third weld I ever made. You can see in the lower photo that the weld looks like silver bubble gum. However, ugly, it's solid.

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