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post #1 of 10 Old 07-25-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Water Temp Gauge / Sending Unit

I installed a new sending unit in my 304 and was having trouble finding a connector that fit the top of the sending unit. I took the actual unit to Ace and wasn't able to find a match for the threads.



Any idea of what type of connector I should use, and where I could find it? I'm assuming I won't be able to use a nut. Sorry if this is a stupid question..

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-25-2013, 11:37 PM
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Just to make sure I am clear, the post on top of the sending unit is not threaded?
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Mine is threaded. I think it's 8-32

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-26-2013, 06:48 AM
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-26-2013, 07:26 AM
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Originally it was just a push on connector.

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Easier and more secure to use an eye and nut.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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Easier and more secure to use an eye and nut.

That may be true, but the connector above is what was installed at the factory.
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-27-2013, 08:32 PM
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Just because it was installed at the factory, does not automatically make it the best idea since sliced bread....

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post #10 of 10 Old 07-27-2013, 08:54 PM
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Just because it was installed at the factory, does not automatically make it the best idea since sliced bread....
That is absolutely true. The push-on connectors used by the factory were probably selected specifically because they do not require any fasteners. Less time to install -> lower installed cost.

And we're all familiar with how AMC prioritized cost vs. reliability... especially wrt electrical.
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