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Wanted: pre war oil pressure and oil temp gauge

gesmith5

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Looking for a pre war US Gauge oil temp and oil pressure gauge. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Gary
 

longwinglover

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Gary and Garrett,

You have both posted multiple times (but cleaned up, THANKS!) looking for pre-war instruments.

US Guage oil pressure and oil temp gauges are about as rare as hens teeth - but are occasionally found. Asking on here was as good a place as any, but you might want to try other type club websites. ONE temp gauge has come up on e-bay in the last year and a half. These gauges (esp. oil temp) were thrown out when the bourdon tube broke off - often replaced with a Scott gauge. If you do find a temp gauge you can expect to have to have it overhauled and a new bourdon tube installed.

Remember that pre-war Cubs also used Airpath Type 60 bubble faced compasses. They are more available than the Carwill compasses and 5 have been on e-bay in the last year and a half.

Waltham "RR track" tachs come up on e-bay (three in the last year and a half).

The Aeromarine airspeed and non-sensetive altimeters are identical pre- and post-war with the exception of the face color/markings.

Keystone Instruments in Lock Haven, PA is the best option for Cub instrument work, IMHO. Unless it comes with a yellow tag, you can expect to need to have anything you purchase overhauled - they are 65+ years old, you know. Keystone can do "majic" on most any brand instrument and make it appear like an original style. Y'all need to take the time to talk to them.

Another potential source is local fly-in "fly markets". Forget Sun-n-Fun and good luck at OSH. Connections with other "antiquers" is good for a shot too.

Good luck, but remember this requires patience and a LOT of money.

John Scott
 

bobbuilder1313

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I have a US gauge oil pressure gauge available.....needs clean-up but looks ok. $100.

Also have Waltham tach, Cub emblem, black faced CC wise rotation, needs overhaul as it is hard to turn, Also $100.

Got these with various projects, don't need...

Bob Hunt
 

bobbuilder1313

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Sold oil pressure gauge today.....tach still available.

Thanks

Bob Hunt
 

partyofone

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I had a pair that I listed on here. No takers. Went to eBay for over a month and was only able to get $500 for the pair. They were yellow tagged. Too bad I didn't hold on to them longer.

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Thanks for the help...I found a tachometer Bob. I'll keep my eyes peeled for those gauges!
 
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