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    Vintage Oil Temgerature Gauge?

    I have a 1946 PA12. We just took an old, mechanical oil pressure gauge off of it because the probe has broken from the cable. The gauge is a 2 1/4 inch round U.S. Gauge Part AW1820AG01 apparently manufactured in the 40's. The casing for the gauge appears solid, not easy (possible?) to attach a new chord. Any suggestions? Vintage parts suppliers? My preference would be to replace it with another same part if I could find it. Google search yields nill.

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    when i broke mine i just replaced with one of these.https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...clickkey=10158 theres guys that can fix them, but not cheap. might have to make a adapter ring or buy one but thats easy, and these do work good.
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    John Wolff Co will repair it.

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    Is your original gauge a dual pressure/temp gauge, or just pressure? If you order a new gauge, make sure the threads will work on the sensor tubing. Search this forum for info on that problem.

    I ordered a new gauge and decided I didn't want to use it when I saw it was made in China. Don't know if the threads worked or not. I then sent the original gauge off to John Wolf and Co. It was expensive, but it was overhauled including new pressure sensor tube and temp cable, and the face repainted as original with the correct temp/pressure markings. It also got rid of that aggravating wiggle in the oil pressure needle.

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    Jim, Sounds like You had a lot of work done on yours. I had him repair the Bouncing needle when it went to a permanent hundred pound Oil pressure. That was a pretty reasonable bill. He does great work really knows what he is doing. He will do anything from a full-on restoration to just a repair. He was timely also
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    Been using John Wolf Company for repairs for many years. Great service.
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