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chipkey101 Billy Knight
Parrish, florida, USA   USA
The original temperature gauge reads 3/4 hot on a 90 deg F. day. In stop and go traffic it starts to go over 3/4 hot. At the same time the mechanical gauge reads 180 to 200 F. depending on the driving conditions.

Note: the car hasn't overheated but the driver has.

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alanroseman Silver Member Alan Roseman
Rehoboth, MA, USA   USA
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Little Car.."
In reply to # 1477225 by trrdster Alan, the adapter is available from BPNW to add the pick up to the original plug. It has a rounded seal and will not work in the original without the adapter, blow a hole in it and all the ether will escape.
There is another way, change the center panel in the dash.
See picture.

Wayne,

Great looking dash.. lovely burl. Can you send me a link to the part at BPNW?

Alan



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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
The part would likely be listed under MG Midget parts.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
In reply to # 1477229 by chipkey101 The original temperature gauge reads 3/4 hot on a 90 deg F. day. In stop and go traffic it starts to go over 3/4 hot. At the same time the mechanical gauge reads 180 to 200 F. depending on the driving conditions.

Note: the car hasn't overheated but the driver has.

Could be the after market sending unit. Mine read 3/4 too until I got a genuine Lucas. Now it reads about a quarter.

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 1477264 by Doug in Vegas
In reply to # 1477229 by chipkey101 The original temperature gauge reads 3/4 hot on a 90 deg F. day. In stop and go traffic it starts to go over 3/4 hot. At the same time the mechanical gauge reads 180 to 200 F. depending on the driving conditions.

Note: the car hasn't overheated but the driver has.

Could be the after market sending unit. Mine read 3/4 too until I got a genuine Lucas. Now it reads about a quarter.

That sounds about right.

Two sender units, same car, same day.


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alanroseman Silver Member Alan Roseman
Rehoboth, MA, USA   USA
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Little Car.."
In reply to # 1477262 by Tonyfixit The part would likely be listed under MG Midget parts.

Tony, what is the name of the part, or the part number?



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Tonyfixit Tony M
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skyking1231 Silver Member Frank Strobel
Mt. Sinai, NY, USA   USA
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Lil' Rose"
Where can one find a tt4803 sender? As i clearly have the dac2583.

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alanroseman Silver Member Alan Roseman
Rehoboth, MA, USA   USA
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Little Car.."
In reply to # 1477773 by skyking1231 Where can one find a tt4803 sender? As i clearly have the dac2583.

Frank,

Somewhere is a long thread on the temp gauge and different sending unit resistance measurements. Tony fixit I believe authored the thread, and I recall taking photos of my hand held thermometer and my gauge along with an analog meter to show the resistance...

PS> We made you a short video this afternoon showing your transmission resurrected in my Spit going through the gears in Rehoboth. (not yet posted) Man that tranny sure is smooth after years with my old 3 rail.... like "buttah" as we say here near Boston... and nicely accurate gear to gear.

Thanks Frank...



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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 1477773 by skyking1231 Where can one find a tt4803 sender? As i clearly have the dac2583.

Here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-ROVER-TRIUMPH-MG-DAIMLER-TEMPERATURE-SENDER-TRANSMITTER-5273-/302248108588?hash=item465f64222c:g:5QgAAOSwd0BV30x2

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alanroseman Silver Member Alan Roseman
Rehoboth, MA, USA   USA
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Little Car.."
In reply to # 1477825 by Tonyfixit
In reply to # 1477773 by skyking1231 Where can one find a tt4803 sender? As i clearly have the dac2583.

Here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-ROVER-TRIUMPH-MG-DAIMLER-TEMPERATURE-SENDER-TRANSMITTER-5273-/302248108588?hash=item465f64222c:g:5QgAAOSwd0BV30x2

Frank,

Indeed that's the one you're looking for.. Thanks Tony.



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alanroseman Silver Member Alan Roseman
Rehoboth, MA, USA   USA
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Little Car.."
So, at the end of the day my radio replacement gauge cluster will look like this...

I already bought the clock.. I'm thinking of keeping my original temp gauge and adding the clock to the 3 gauge cluster..



Cheers, Alan

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