I have a new fuel gauge in my the tank of my '63. It was registering at 3/4 of a tank of gas. I put gas in and it did not change after I drove it about 30 miles. I added another $50. the gauge went to full and after driving around, some highway speeds for about 70 miles the gauge has dropped down some. IS IT a ground or float problem?
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Before you take it all apart, use a jumper wire and ground out the sender wire at the tank. Gauge should go empty. If it does, ground the tank and check. If there's a ground issue, the gauge should change some (depending on amount in tank). If that's ok then you'll have to remove the sender and check it. Moving the float through the range and checking the gauge. If that's ok, then the float rod is bent wrong or hitting something in the tank. Either could stop the float reaching empty. Good luck.
'68 Parisienne 2+2 Convertible Matador Red (Resale Red but not for sale).
Also if you had your tank out, check to see if its grounded, the insulator straps on the tank may be isolating your tank from grounding.
pontiax- (canadian pontiac X frame)1964 Parisienne 2dr. hdtop lagoon aqua metallic (Q)
Ha Carl , thanks for the help. I am hoping it is as simple as a ground prob. John did me proud "overhauling" my Chief, he is not likely to warranty the work--so I am afraid I cannot bring it back to SNOTOBA! I am in the desert for the duration. Can't say I don't miss our incredible cruise nights.
Thank you for the help.