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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2013, 09:25:28 PM »
A few more detail photos of an original fitting for reference:







Oil Fitting Location (w/generic gauge fitting installed)

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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2013, 11:58:32 PM »
Anyone reproducing these? I'll have to look at what I have installed on mine but I can bet it isn't the original.
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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2013, 12:13:05 AM »
Gary, from my research this style of fitting is generally what's available from the reproduction parts suppliers:


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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2013, 12:33:36 AM »
I'll have to look, but I may have that one, maybe not reproduction but one of the old school oil gauge set ups. I've had the car for a while, but only found out that the piece in your pick is correct.

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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2013, 12:37:57 AM »
Hey Lloyd, can I get a really nice pic of your Z for my computer? Man, I love 10 10 Camaro's.

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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2013, 01:30:53 AM »
Hey Lloyd, can I get a really nice pic of your Z for my computer? Man, I love 10 10 Camaro's.

How could I possibly say no to that...PM your email address Gary and I will send you a high-res photo. 

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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2013, 03:30:52 AM »
Can anyone explain how the plastic tube works on the this fitting that Edgemontvillage has shown. I tried to install the same fitting on my friend's  69 Z28, last year and I could not get the plastic oil line to stop leaking oil on the male flare fitting that screws into the female fitting.

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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2013, 03:37:16 AM »
Assuming you've assembled the fitting correctly on the line, did you *reuse* the same piece of plastic line?  I typically reuse the line, but you may need to cut off the end part (that was cinched in the fitting previously) and use a new portion of the line for sealing.  Otherwise, it's purely in how the fitting is assembled, use a new compression seal, and don't overtighten initially.. put it snug (remember it's a small fitting and a plastic line), start the car to build pressure, and gradually tighten until the leak stops..  If you overtighten you will likely cause a leak.
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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2013, 03:59:18 AM »
The plastic oil line was new repro,  I had to cut the plastic oil line to remove the compression nut the compression furl and the brass tube insert. Pushed the plastic line though the fitting and installed the brass tube insert into the end of the plastic tube, screwed the fitting in the female fitting, but still could not get the plastic tube to bite onto the fitting no matter now much I tighten the fitting.

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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2013, 04:04:06 AM »
The plastic oil line was new repro,  I had to cut the plastic oil line to remove the compression nut the compression furl and the brass tube insert. Pushed the plastic line though the fitting and installed the brass tube insert into the end of the plastic tube, screwed the fitting in the female fitting, but still could not get the plastic tube to bite onto the fitting no matter now much I tighten the fitting.

Use a new compression ferrule and a new section of line.

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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2013, 03:32:41 AM »
See pictures

This is the larger nut with the GM type female hose fitting

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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2013, 03:39:28 AM »
Original style Edelmann fitting
and tube insert

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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2013, 08:40:45 PM »
Old one on its way out

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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2013, 08:41:44 PM »
New one installed and leak free

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Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2013, 10:53:45 PM »
Can these be bought somewhere? Or are we stuck with finding used...if we can?