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RE: my 1969 2+2


My fuel gauge stopped working last year.

Had a chance, this morning, to run a ground to it.

Still no luck with the gauge.

Came away with a nice artifact.

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So what does the gauge do? No movement? If it's still, where is it stuck?

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Mine mostly stays on "Full"

Occasionally it will move lower.

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One way I tested mine was to get a variable resistor (aka volume control) out of an old radio. Disconnect the sending unit at the tank and attach the feed from the gauge to the center terminal on the resistor and the outer terminal of the resistor to ground. Power up the cluster and move the "volume control" and the needle should move accordingly. If it doesn't you have a gauge or wiring issue.


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Do you have a good clean ground to the tank?

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DANO65 wrote:

Do you have a good clean ground to the tank?


 Exactly, when it's showing full, or over full, spend lots of time with the ground before changing parts.



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so up date on my 69. doing the duel exhaust has come to a halt unfortunately the headers i got for it just will not fit. my neighbour is letting my try his shorty headers tomorow to see if they will fit and if they do we are going to order a set . so in he mean time im thinking i will pull my back glass and fix the rust around the window sens i have to car apart.

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20210715_180144.jpgupdate the headers i got the first time where packaged wrong and where for a monte carlo. my replacement header came in today and man did they go in nice and easy. haven't pulled the back glass yet been to hot. i have however taken out my hole front suspension to redo in the mean time. replaced my motor mount that let go before i started on the exhaust and fixed my shifter bracket that got bent. have fixed a few leeks on the transmission in the last few weeks well waiting on parts. also got hood hinges for my car so now my hood will sit flat. and finally put in a new starter. and found the rebuild tag for my motor from 1982.20210715_180125.jpg20210710_190654.jpg20210626_141733.jpg



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I hate to tell you, but your PCV valve is on the wrong side. With the engine rotation, the pressure builds up on the drivers side, which is where the PCV valve should be. The breather (to allow new air to enter the engine) should be on the passenger side.

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seventy2plus2 wrote:

I hate to tell you, but your PCV valve is on the wrong side. With the engine rotation, the pressure builds up on the drivers side, which is where the PCV valve should be. The breather (to allow new air to enter the engine) should be on the passenger side.


 Interesting, I've never heard of that. I always assumed as long as the breather is on one side and valve on the other side it's all good. Why does the pressure build on the driver's side? (As I get older I find I'm not keeping up with learning!)



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4SPEED427 wrote:
seventy2plus2 wrote:

I hate to tell you, but your PCV valve is on the wrong side. With the engine rotation, the pressure builds up on the drivers side, which is where the PCV valve should be. The breather (to allow new air to enter the engine) should be on the passenger side.


 Interesting, I've never heard of that. I always assumed as long as the breather is on one side and valve on the other side it's all good. Why does the pressure build on the driver's side? (As I get older I find I'm not keeping up with learning!)


 It builds on the drivers side (left side) because the rotating assembly is spinning that direction.



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seventy2plus2 wrote:
4SPEED427 wrote:
seventy2plus2 wrote:

I hate to tell you, but your PCV valve is on the wrong side. With the engine rotation, the pressure builds up on the drivers side, which is where the PCV valve should be. The breather (to allow new air to enter the engine) should be on the passenger side.


 Interesting, I've never heard of that. I always assumed as long as the breather is on one side and valve on the other side it's all good. Why does the pressure build on the driver's side? (As I get older I find I'm not keeping up with learning!)


 It builds on the drivers side (left side) because the rotating assembly is spinning that direction.


 interesting will have to correct that



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got my exhaust all in today. all tucked in tight so cant bee seen other then where it exits

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Nice job on the pipes. Always an easier diy with headers.



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cdnpont wrote:

Nice job on the pipes. Always an easier diy with headers.


 definitely made it easier. just need to reroute my transmission lines. have a trans cooler im gonna add in to help keep it cool with the weather we have been having.



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Tough working conditions ... great job!



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This car is going to be very sharp when you are finished. I like this color combo, dark green being a personal favorite of mine on just about any car. 



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I hate to say it, but your photo's are either sideways or up side down.

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seventy2plus2 wrote:

I hate to say it, but your photo's are either sideways or up side down.


And now they're not.

Nice results in rough working conditions. Keep up the good work!!

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seventy2plus2 wrote:

I hate to say it, but your photo's are either sideways or up side down.


 sorry the front camera dose not work still figuring out the rear camera on my phone



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seventy2plus2 wrote:

I hate to tell you, but your PCV valve is on the wrong side. With the engine rotation, the pressure builds up on the drivers side, which is where the PCV valve should be. The breather (to allow new air to enter the engine) should be on the passenger side.


 With the introduction of TBI EFI in 1987, the PCV's were in the passenger valve cover. The Vortec's of '96 went back to the drivers side as well as the LS engines. The BOP carb he has on there dictates the passenger side valve cover because of the fuel inlet. But in his application with the chevrolet carb, absolutely, it belongs in the drivers valve cover.

I've have the same issues with sideways and upside down pics as well when uploading from my iPhone... Pi$$es me off...hahaha. One of the guys will fix them, no worries....

Vacuum for the distributor advance should be connected to the ported vacuum port where you have that blue plug. Not direct as you may have it at the rear of the carb. (not pointing fingers, just helping out)

Great work...

 



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got my headers back from ceramics coting   hopefully have her all together tomorrow and maby get to go for a drive20210728_212116.jpg20210730_125710.jpg



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well got her all back together on Saturday finished up with a new fuel pump today and headed out for a short drive. hopefully i can get her aliend this week fingers crossed. have no idea how to upload idea of her runing



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well drooped my girl off at work/ storage for the winter cant wait for it to be one color. Winter plans are build left fender fix the rust on the roof body work and paint maby pull the trans and send it out to be rebuilt as this summer its stared acting up. will post pictures as it goes when i get a pone with a working camera

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