OT MotoMeter Instructions Sought

Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration
Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: OT MotoMeter Instructions Sought
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Howard D. Dennis on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:22 pm:

Just purchased this N.O.S. Motometer and was wondering if anyone had an original set of instructions?
Howard DennisMotoMeter 1MotoMeter 2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:43 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:47 pm:

Does that mount on your steering column?
Looks like it has a remote sensor to the radiator and a wire for a light.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Howard D. Dennis on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:56 pm:

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.

Howard Dennis


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 09:54 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Howard D. Dennis on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:34 pm:

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?

Howard Dennishose fitting 1hose 2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 11:34 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 11:44 am:

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


Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.
Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration