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Okay, the Z is getting a slew of gauges here.

Fuel pressure - 4an female to 1/8 npt female
Boost/Vac - FP reg to manifold
Oil temp - Oil Drain Plug tapped?
Coolant temp - 1/8" to 12mm adapter
Oil pressure - Run a sandwich plate between my factory oil cooler that I installed. 1/8" NPT 90° to 1/8" NPT.





Boost is simple, manifold tit. The rest are a breeze, but where the hell do I get the adapters (and what do I need) to install on a Gen III?



Looks like I need a dual female fitting for the fuel pressure...

Coolant temp can go into the head or water pump, head needs adapter

Oil pressure, I need to retain stocker so what T fitting do I need

Oil temp, I'd prefer to install in oil pan but will take recommendations elsewhere.
 

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Okay, the Z is getting a slew of gauges here.

Fuel pressure
Boost/Vac
Oil temp
Coolant temp
Oil pressure



Boost Looks like I need a dual female fitting for the fuel pressure...

Coolant temp can go into the head or water pump, head needs adapter

Oil pressure, I need to retain stocker so what T fitting do I need

Oil temp, I'd prefer to install in oil pan but will take recommendations elsewhere.
I got all mine from the hardware store and local speed shop, I did my oil pressure from the stock tap in but i think you could T it in, Ill get some pics of the rest..
 

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Pull the fuel pressure off the rail. There's a schrader valve on the passenger side rail. I used it to pull fuel for my wet kit... as shown in this pic. Disregard the arrow to the vacuum port. I used this pic to show how to hook up a boost guage. :LOL:

DSCN3675-VAC.jpg
 

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What kinda gauges did you get? I'm looking at the boost gauge from Dakota Digital. I know the magnacharger one kinda sucks "look wise." So I wanted to go with a different one. Was wondering what you got and why did you decide on those.
 

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I wish I knew what sizes the fittings were :(



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Anyone? :read:
 

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maybe use a banjo bolt and fitting on the oil temp guage into the oil pan??
 

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dont have any pics but kinda like a brake fluid line where it goes into the caliper... a hollow bolt with hoses in it... then a "ring" fitting that goes around the bolt allowing oil to flow through the bolt into the line off the fitting.... I dont know how accurate the reading would be.... I know of one setup pwhere the electric sensor itself was the oil plug, pretty slick.
 

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banjo bolt in the drain plug is a bad idea. just drill a hole in the pan weld a nut in that is the same thread as the sender, and call it good. no chance of screwing with your gauge every time you change your oil.
 

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or if its an aluminum pan, just drill and tap it.
 

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Yeah stock pan is aluminum.
 

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Fittings are coming, will report as install progresses.
 
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