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1964 vs 1965 clusters


Just learned something that many of you may not know about 1964 and 1965 guages.  this applies to chevelles and beaumonts

1964 fuel gauges are different than 65.  this also applies to all small gauges such as AMP, temp, voltmeters starting in 1965, they are all built within a small metal round cup.  all the guage faceplates are interchangable and are riveted to the cup in the same manner, and all the needles will pull off the same way

1964 fuel guages and others, are not built within a cup,  they are larger and totally different

1964 fuel sending units in tank are 35 OHM and must be matched to a 64 fuel gauge,  1965 senders are 90 OHM and must be matched to a 65 gauge.

I found this out while trying to build up a SS guage cluster for my 64 chevelle,  my cluster found at a junkyard is from a 1965 SS malibu.

very interesting stuff, so i dug out my stack of 64/65 beaumont dashpanels, and sure enough the fuel gauges are different between years.

will try to post some pics later

My next step now is to gut out a 1965 beaumont fuel gauge and turn it into a voltmeter, then take the batt idiot light out and replace it with a volt guage, for a factory appearance if you catch my drift?  i think it will work and look original

 

As an example, you can take a voltmeter out of a 1984 chevy 1/2 ton and use it to replace a 1965 malibu SS Ammeter, just by changing the faceplate and needle.  Cool stuff!



-- Edited by beaumontguru on Thursday 2nd of November 2017 10:45:47 PM

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I knew about one detail you mentioned, that being the fuel sender resistance changing. I forget where I encountered this a few years back but I think it was on a Nova/Acadian or a full size. I imagine that GM likely did an across the line change when they went to 90 ohms.

Interestingly enough, the 65 Acadian/Nova oil gauges are mechanical but the full size US Pontiacs with optional gauges use an electric oil gauge. Am I remembering right that the Malibu SS oil gauge is also mechanical?

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My brother ran into the gas gauge and sending unit match problem when he went from the stock 5/16 line to the 3/8 with 3/8 sending unit



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Very timely with your posting on the difference in scales 64 vs 65 as I have to order a new fuel tank sending unit for the SD. Thanks.

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