Super Imp temperature guage - wanted

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Super Imp temperature guage - wanted

Postby Alanm » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:09 pm

I’m looking to locate a temperature gauge and appropriate sensor for a 1966 Super Imp. My dash only has the ‘light of death’. I would rather source a period gauge or if that becomes difficult would someone advise me about an after-market alternative.
This is my first post on the forum and I hope I have got it right.
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Re: Super Imp temperature guage - wanted

Postby ImpManiac » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:13 am

Welcome to the forum! :mrgreen: 8)

Have you tried any of the Imp specialists? I'd be surprised if none of them could assist. :wink:

If not, then use your favourite internet search engine. I found the following. :idea: The TIM electric temperature gauges seem to work okay, come with a dedicated sender and a built-in voltage stabiliser, so only need a switched live feed and an earth. Or you could go with a capillary gauge, if you can find one with a long enough capillary.

Happy hunting. :)

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Re: Super Imp temperature guage - wanted

Postby 19James » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:44 pm

Hi there
As far as I'm aware the early Imp supers weren't fitted with a temp guage, mines a '67 Imp super and it has nothing to the left of the speedo where you would expect to find the temp gauge on the binnacle type dash. I think your best bet is to get a single gauge holder and maybe mount it on the metal bar that goes the width of the car just underneath the steering column, that would look neat and smart.
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Re: Super Imp temperature guage - wanted

Postby The Nun » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:54 am

[quote="16James"]Hi there
As far as I'm aware the early Imp supers weren't fitted with a temp guage, mines a '67 Imp super and it has nothing to the left of the speedo where you would expect to find the temp gauge on the binnacle type dash. [quote]


They didnt have them thats right, but I think?? you can remove a blanking section on the instrument panel where it should be and fit the IMP temp gauge in its place?
Or maybe im thinking about another car, Hunter perhaps.
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Re: Super Imp temperature guage - wanted

Postby 19James » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:05 am

No I think you could be right there because is it Chamios and Californians that have the temp gauge in that place, if so it shouldn't be too hard to remove the blank and fit a gauge
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Re: Super Imp temperature guage - wanted

Postby tzarrobin » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:03 am

This is what you need, available from Speedy Spares @ £6.50 + VAT (according to the price list on the internet).

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Re: Super Imp temperature guage - wanted

Postby keanej » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:31 am

I just fitted a separate gauge on a bracket to the side of the dash, if you look at Graham's post in readers cars ( GJM on here ) he has just done the dash mod with the original gauge fitted.

Its not a difficult job once you have the old switch out of the head ( if it comes out ! ) and then just running a wire from front to back and a connection to the volt stabiliser
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