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 Posted: 09-19-2008 09:02 pm
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Judson Manning

Joined: 03-14-2005
Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA
Posts: 406

As I (re)discovered with John Cronin's car recently the factory temp sender, voltage stabilizer, wiring and gauge are doing about as good as they can for being 30+ years old.  As John Finch suggests, it's a good idea to use something that is a bit more reliable.  In John Cronin's case I drilled and tapped for an aftermarket sensor and wired up a temporary gauge.  Really funny to watch the factory gauge swing all over the place as the Autometer ran solid at ~180^F.

The aluminum 'spoiler' is just a formed piece of sheetmetal bolted in place under the factory lower lip and utilizes the oil cooler hardware for mounting.  It extends down about 3-4 inches and does a great job of pushing up extra air.  The spoiler is extremely helpful since we replaced John's engine driven fan with a smaller electric version.

Maybe John can post some pics???