[TR] Smiths Classic Mechanical Water Temperature Gaugefrom MerlinMotorsport
Jerry Van Vlack
jerryvv at roadrunner.com
Mon Feb 23 17:14:38 MST 2015
They have new mechanical temp gauges that might look OK.
From: terryrs at comcast.net
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TR] Smiths Classic Mechanical Water Temperature Gaugefrom
>If you don't care how it looks, a new one can be a LOT cheaper than a
>And it drops right in. Only modification is to run a wire to the lamp on
I've been buggered by this dilemma some years back. I did send my original
guages to Mo-Ma for rebuild, only to get them back with no cosmetics to the
faces or needle and with the gas guage going bad within the first driving
season. Cost? $700. To be fair, Mo Ma made it clear, their first priority
was to Pebble Beach type customers. Fine. But as a hobbyist, I don't
particularly like being treated like a tier five customer who was made to
wait 6 months for my product back. Maybe the other guage specialists are
I switched to SunPro guages for my daily driver. Reliable, attractive for
non-purists like me, and exceedingly! cheaper. Wish I'd done it before
throwing $700 away.
Like Randall says, they drop right in. Sending unit fits as is.
Guess I'm still torqued about it. Good news: Of ever vendor I've worked
with, from the Big Three to independents like Mike in Vermont, and to
Randall, Peter, and all the other wonderful people on this list, I can only
say that buying my $500 TR3 total restoration project out of a shed in New
York, has been one of the best choices I've made.
Thank you all, by the way, yet again, and especially to Randall who bailed
me out of any number of perplexing problems from the beginning. Ten years
of daily driving, and people at work look forward to seeing my 3 in the
parking garage for the first time, that Spring has finally arrived in the
Terry Smith, '59 TR3A
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