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Old 02-16-2017, 01:02 PM   #1
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I am replacing the oil pressure gauge sensing line on my 62. Bought the new line and kit from paragon. It comes with the correct fitting for the back of the gauge but the fitting in the block is different. No problem, just remove the fitting and install the new one - However I have tried several different approaches to get the fitting out but no luck. The clearance between the fitting and intake manifold is very small so I can't get a wrench or socket on it. I am sure it will come out relatively easy IF I can just get a hold on it. Any suggestions? I am looking for a VERY thin wall socket, hopefully that will be the solution. Also searching for a ferrule that will fit the line and currently installed female fitting. That too has been an effort in futility.
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I know what you mean. If you can find a deep thin walled 1/4" socket, that should do the trick. I also have a 3" adjustable wrench that I use for small tight areas. Good luck. Jerry
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You may have to modify a socket on the grinder.....I have had good luck with flare-nut type crows feet in situations like this, if you have room on one side of the fastener to get it over the fitting. A thin, 12-point box wrench bent at an angle will sometimes get it done, too. I have several of those in my box.
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