[Healeys] Smith's Temp Gauge

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Fri Jan 4 09:54:11 MST 2013

Isn't the temp gauge driven by a Bourdon tube? Or is there a bimetal spring as well, or instead of? 

Inquiring minds ... 


Bob Spidell - San Jose, CA 

----- Original Message -----

Due to the excessive you applied you have damaged the bimetal spring 
inside the temp gauge. The only thing to do now is have the gauge 
rebuilt correctly. 

Any time the temp probe will not come out DO NOT APPLY HEAT. 

David Nock 
British Car Specialists 
Stockton Ca 95205 


Please feel free to view an interview with the Nock's in 2009 

On Jan 3, 2013, at 4:31 PM, Charlie Schott wrote: 

> Steve, 
> Thanks for the reply on adjusting the temperature gauge. 
> Unfortunately, on mine the mounting nut was frozen to the sensor so 
> I applied heat to expand and, subsequently, loosen it. Now the 
> needle is pegged at 230 degrees. Did I ruin the gauge or is there 
> something that can be done to salvage it? Thanks. 
> Regards, 
> Charlie Schott 

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