So I figured since I have money & time invested in the engine & trans, I might as well get some gauges to monitor them. Enter a set of Autometer's GS gauges:
Trans temp probe in the usual location; the test port
Built a simple manifold to allow me to use both the stock pressure sender & the autometer oil pressure sender
Working on the wiring harness. Since the GS series are LED, I have a resistor in-line to dim them a bit, so they match the dash brightness
some wires poking out of the a-pillar...
...and gauges done!
Looks like the motor is ~45 PSI cold, and never drops below 20 PSI even when hot @ idle. Haven't seen trans temps above 140º yet, altho I haven't driven it much since I finished em.