Hey guys, I was thinking of adding a aftermarket temperature gauge to the ‘64, 429. But not sure how to do it. The original sensor is too close to distributor to install a tee fitting.  I would like to keep the idiot light on the dash. Has anyone ever added one. How did you do it? Pictures would be helpful. Thanks for your response.


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Any of the aftermarket temp gauges have been of poor quality giving false reading usually on the high side of the actual  engine temp  

 If installing a temp gauge or a sending unit into the block — do not use Teflon tape — but  go metal to metal 


Yes Tony cheap gauges could tend to be off a bit but a good quality gauge will give a very accurate reading. Even a poor quality gauge can be useful if it will show when you are overheating. You just have to learn how to read it.

Hi Clovis

Always good to know you are looking out for the community with you especially  good advice

A look under your 64’s hood freaked me out —  hummmmmmmmmm!  


I have also thought about doing this. Well, actually, a set of gauges for temp, oil, and charging. Something hidden, maybe in the glovebox.

let us know if you go thru with this and how it went! 


I've added an inline radiator hose gauge coupling. Since our intakes have limited holes for sending units, I needed a spot for my electric fan temp sensor. I put an inline hose coupling that I was able to put my sender into and it worked very well.



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