Oil Pressue Guage?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:50 pm

This is the oil pressure guage that came off my '45 B Farmall. It is really good shape but, I don't know if it works properly. I guess I could install it on one of my cubs and see what kind of response I get from it. I would like to rehab this guage. There seems to be some stains or mildew on the face under the glass and the neelde is dis-colored. Anyone got any ideas on how I should go about it :?:


Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:58 pm


I hope someone can help you out with rehabilitating that guage. I got two just like it that I would like to re-do. As well as the dash mounted guage I now have for Ellie that originally came from an H.

Got my fingers crossed.

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:15 am

Spencer Yost talks about this sort of restoration in his Antique Tractor Bible.

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:18 am

Check it by hooking ot to the pressure regulator on your compressor with the regulater set at about 30 pounds.

Someone, mltiema I think, posted instructuions on disassembling and reahbing gauges a few weeks ago. don't remember if it was oil or amps though.

Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:45 pm

The guage works :!: :D I got a fitting at Napa and connected it to regulated air pressure. I'll clean the outside, paint it, and put it on the tractor. 8)

Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:50 pm

Not to rain on your parade but is the air regulator accurate? Are they both off the same amount???
I would have done what you did. Just had this added thought.


Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:16 pm

I only put pressure to it to make sure the guage works, not to check the accuracy. :roll: When I start the new engine, I will not have to worry about whether or not the guage works. :roll: