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French flathead oil sender question.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotrod-kenny, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. hotrod-kenny
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 270

    hotrod-kenny

    Does anyone know where to get an oil pressure sender/gauge that fit the french flathead? I'am not shure what tread size or if it's metric or inches.

    Maby someone here knows?

    also there has to be some kind of split, so I get an oil line to the filter.

    thanks for any help!

    Kenny.
     
  2. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    propwash
    Member
    from Las Vegas

    I have no idea - but I'll bet it's metric - try a Renault sender and gauge or Peugeot - or a French forklift
     
  3. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
    Posts: 8,410

    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

    It probably isn't metric, actually. Most of what I know about French engines is second-hand (despite owning a French block), but everything I've found says the engines stayed imperial through their production. They did use studs for mounting damn near everything - the side that went in the block was imperial, the side that stuck out was metric.

    It is probably US NPT...
     
  4. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,987

    BrandonB
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from nor cal

    Check with SoCal Sacramento. The owner bought out the inventory of French flatheads and they should know the answer to any of your questions.


    <cite>www.[B]so[/B]calsac.com</cite>
    1715 Del Paso Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA 95815-3016
    (916) 924-9744
     
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  5. HotRodMicky
    Joined: Oct 14, 2001
    Posts: 1,756

    HotRodMicky
    Member

    It's US npt
    Michael
     
  6. fenderless
    Joined: Mar 31, 2006
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    fenderless
    Member
    from Norway

  7. hotrod-kenny
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 270

    hotrod-kenny

    Thanks everyone!

    Takk for hjelpen fenderless!
     
  8. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    mart3406
    Member
    from Canada

    It's probably ordinary North American standard NPT and
    not metric. Metric pipe thread fittings - ie - ISO fittings
    - use a metric straight 'bolt-style' thread but with rubber
    or neoprene o-rings added to affect a pressure-tight seal.
    If it's a threaded, pressure sealing' location and the
    threads appear to be tapered and there's no machined face
    or slot for an o-ring, it'll be NPT. Hope this helps.

    Mart3406
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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2010
  9. hotrod-kenny
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 270

    hotrod-kenny

    Thanks! I will visit my supplier tomorrow, and se what they have.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2010
  10. ventilo
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 237

    ventilo
    Member

    If you need a sender drop me an e-mail.
    I've got some original French army spares since I'm runnuning a mechanical oil pressure gauge on my French flathead. Don't know however whether they would suit your gauge.
     

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  11. hotrod-kenny
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 270

    hotrod-kenny

    Thanks for offering Ventilo! but I got a T- split yeasterday, and I'am using a mechanical gauge now. Works fine!
     
  12. HotRodMicky
    Joined: Oct 14, 2001
    Posts: 1,756

    HotRodMicky
    Member

    Did you ever tried that electical sender?
    I think it`s just a switch to turn on a light.
    Should work ,too
     

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