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Im building a speeder project and i was woundering if you can put a aftermarket amp gauge on it and a oil pressure gauge? The oil i was thinking of where the oil/drain plug is located run a T block so u can hook the fitting up there then you can also drain it also? my engine is a B&S 16hp OHV Single
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The ammeter should be no problem, many mowers come wth them stock. The oil pressure gauge might be a problem though. I was reading about this somewhere in my internet wanderings. What I read was that there is no oil pressure since mower engines are a sling style rather than a pump style. I can't say from experience, but it sounds right, makes sense.
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thats what i was thinking but i seen a guy on youtube with a B&S 15hp twin with a oil gauge and another guy with a craftsman idk tho
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There are some B&S engines with pressurized oiling systems, don't think the one you have is one of them though.

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Damn ok now about tach i was woundering if i got one from an old single motor cycle or would a car tach work and how would i hook that up?
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Someone on here posted a tech kit that would work (I think they have a wire that wraps around the spark plug wire)... not sure how you could adapt ones like you listed.

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yea ive seen some of the ones like that i had a kids 4stroke skidoo that had one on it i didnt like it as it was pretty delayed when u throttel it up
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If the motor has an oil filter then it is pressurized. If not then likely a sling style. The OHV engines are usually pressurized.
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PostSubject: If you just want some gauges..   Adding Amp and Oil pressure Gauges On Lawn Tractors? Icon_minitimeSat Sep 29, 2012 2:48 am

If you are just wanting some for looks, Im sure you can add a few easy ones. like, fuel gauge? Oil temp? I know they sell RPM gauges and you can add a speedometer. then there is the battery gauge.
thats five easy gauges you could add..if its more cosmetic then practical.
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Tachs can be expensive for single and twin cylinder engines. Check on instructables.com and you can turn a bicycle speedometer into a tachometer, just putting in the correct number instead of the tire diameter.
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Ive decided to just go with the volt gauge i was wouldering if a motorcycle gauge would work but im going to check around
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Most racers add a tach to keep an eye on RPM's because theyre running no governer - as mentioned oil pressure wont work w/o a pressurized oiling system .

On most my tractors i unhook the battery guage, mainly because they dont work in the first place.
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