Just purchased this N.O.S. Motometer and was wondering if anyone had an original set of instructions?
No, but that one is sure cool lookin'!! I was just tickled pink today that my ol' ordinary moto-meter stayed in the lower end of the circle all through a fairly hot parade today in my TT firetruck! Chalk one up to a flat tube radiator.
Does that mount on your steering column?
Looks like it has a remote sensor to the radiator and a wire for a light.
Dennis, Yes this is a column mounted MotoMeter and it is illuminated. I've found adds as early as 1922. Some later adds call it a Red Ball model as it also has a feature where the ball is green when normal temperatures and red when overheating.
I have the same temp. gauge on my Racer. Sent it off to an outfit in California near 20 years ago to have the capillary tube recharged (ether) - works perfect !
There should be another fitting besides the cylinder head stud that goes on the upper radiator hose - you drill/cut a small hole for the fitting (missing or not in photo) to go into the hose then it clamped on with hose clamps and then one screws the sending unit onto the fitting.
Steve, sadly I didn't get that fitting with the gauge but I found pictures online of it. If you still have the contact info on the California shop you used could I get it, Please?
I'll look for the info and thanks for posting the photo of the hose fitting - I couldn't recall exactly how it was secured - more like a metal stemmed inner tub connection.
I'll take a photo of my connection on the Racer - I tapped one of the soft plug holes in my block for a 1/2" pipe fitting - I had another connector with mine when I found it.
speedometer shop in mpls also does the capilary tube repair. cant recall the name, its on humbolt ave. should be in hemmings, or google it