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Temperature Gauge Repair

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Andrew Chia
Singapore, Singapore   sgp
1964 MG MGB

Hi

Has anyone attempted a repair or refill of the ether in the mechanical gauge before? Is there any other substitute to ether that one can use?


Andrew



1964 Roadster
Singapore

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R SS
Virginia, USA   usa

Uh-uh. Gotta buy a replacement.

Actually, I've heard there's someplace you can send them to be repaird (Nisonger or APT in the States?) but it's cheaper to buy another.

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Jack Austin
Blowing Rock, NC, USA   usa

As I understand it the deed can be done, but unless your time is worth less than a dime an hour it will probably pay you to have someone like Nosinger or Smiths do the repairs.

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Paul Jennings
Locust Grove, ok, USA   usa

If you have an original and want it to look original, send it out! As Jack says, Nosinger or Smiths. Otherwise buy a new one. You'll be happy you did! JMHO. PJ

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Derek Nicholson
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada   can
1961 MG MGA

I beg to differ. I've never actually tried it myself, but it sounds do-able.

http://www.ply33.com/Repair/tempgauge

And one of these days I might try this (as a long Winter nights project) on a spare MGA dash:-

http://www.ply33.com/Repair/woodgrain

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R SS
Virginia, USA   usa

I'll be.... That's a good link, Derek.

Andrew - go for it. winking smiley

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Andrew Chia
Singapore, Singapore   sgp
1964 MG MGB

Hi guys

Its not for my MG. It actually for a friends 57 Ponton and no one in my neck of the woods to do this job. The capillary tube is really small. I read the link posted by Derek but its almost impossible on this size of tubing. (the OD is about 2mm). It seems to filled at the bulb and sealed with solder. I was thinking breaking a hole in the solder, dip it in the "liquid" and alternately heating and cooling the bourdon tube at the gauge end to suck in the liquid and then solder it shut. Sounds reasonable?

Andrew



1964 Roadster
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