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    I have a 53 commander,i would like to know about the temperature reading on my gauge.my gauge reads c- ------ -h,the needle points to the 6th bar in 90 degree temperature.i have a 160 thermostat.is the car running to hot? what degree is it running at?thanks Pete

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    Only way to get it right Pete is to get a meat thermometer, run the car with it stuck in the radiator and compare both readings. The gauges and sending units, (hell, the whole gauge setup), is notoriously errant.

    Sonny
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      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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        Find a mechanic who has a laser thermometer; point and shoot. You can check the radiator temp, thermostat housing temp and temp at any point on the block, heads or manifold.
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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        • #5
          This thread prompted me to check eBay, theres a couple cheap ones up for about $35. For that it's worth it not to go to the hassle of installing a mechanical temp. gauge to check my factory one. Obviously one can easily check calibration with some boiling water on the stove (assuming you know your altitude.) Thanks for the idea!

          nate

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