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emeraldgt 08-27-2017 06:33 PM

Incorrect reading on my fuel gauge
I just changed the fuel tank, sender,pickup and screen on my '63.
Checked wire to the From tank to gauge, tank is grounded. Applied a ground on the wire and it operated the fuel guage to full which is correct. It reads the same as it did before I changed the tank, which is wrong. Any ideas guys? How about the voltage regulator on the instrument panel? Spitballin here, could use some help.

jopizz 08-27-2017 06:53 PM

It's possible the CVR is giving you a false reading but it's also possible the fuel gauge or the sender needs to be calibrated. Remove the sender and connect the wire and ground the sender. Try moving the arm from empty to half way to full and see if the gauge corresponds. If not try bending the stops and see if it fixes it. Rarely are the senders accurate right out of the box.


emeraldgt 08-31-2017 02:48 PM

Thanks John for your help. I replaced the old CVR first (just in case), took out the sender and pickup and adjusted it as you had instructed. Now I have a working fuel gauge. You guys have always been a great help, thanks again.

jopizz 08-31-2017 03:38 PM

You're welcome. Glad to see it was a fairly easy fix and not something more involved.


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