Gas tank gauge gasket?

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Gas tank gauge gasket?

Post by mustanger7up » Wed Jan 20th, 2010 1:19

I was piddlin' with my taillights rewiring them today and while I was in the trunk I took a look at where the gas gauge float is. First thing I found was the ring holding the gauge in was loose. I took that off and pulled the gauge out and found that the gasket under it was broken and worn plum out. Anyone know of anyone who makes a replacement gasket for them and where I could get one?????
Thanks, Kelly

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Post by p18plywood » Thu Jan 21st, 2010 9:00

Something like that I would just cut out a new gasket from a roll of paper. You can get the gasket paper at an auto parts store or some hardware stores.
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Post by mustanger7up » Fri Jan 22nd, 2010 6:33

Thanks Gerry, I will give that a try.

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Post by mustanger7up » Wed Jan 27th, 2010 8:31

OK I got some gasket material and made a gasket for the tank, as I was looking and cleaning up in that area a bit I saw where the screw for the gas gauge is. Is that the sensor?
I took the float and such out of the tank made sure it was moving freely then stuck it back in. My gas gauge still sits on less than full and not moving that I can tell.
My buddy is rebuilding the carb today so when I get it back I will go fill it up and see once more if the gauge works or not.

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Re: Gas tank gauge gasket?

Post by mustanger7up » Thu Jan 28th, 2010 7:20

Gtt the carb on last night, now it seems the accelerator pump is not up to par or something. When I give it some peddle it bogs down some so he will come back and try to do some adjustments.

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Post by Johnny_S » Thu Jan 28th, 2010 10:57

Could be that the float isn't set right yet.

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Post by mustanger7up » Fri Jan 29th, 2010 7:29

He did adjust it to the 1/64 recommended as close as he could without the proper tool anyway.

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Re: Gas tank gauge gasket?

Post by SHAUN » Sat Mar 13th, 2010 6:51

Did you fix it I had the same problem with my Carb I tried, tried to fix it, new kit ect, no luck I switched my carb in the end, Sometimes this flat spot can can be caused by a Vacum leak.

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Re: Gas tank gauge gasket?

Post by mustanger7up » Sun Mar 14th, 2010 9:12

I just got home after a 36 day trip and have not gotten around to checking it out. I will post as soon as I know something on it.
Kelly

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