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    I've changed the tank float unit and my dash gage still just goes goes to full. How much trouble is it to change out the dash unit?


    Dick
    Mountain Home, AR
    http://www.livingintheozarks.com/studebaker.htm

    Dick
    Mountain Home, AR
    http://www.livingintheozarks.com/studebaker2.htm

  • #2
    How old are you? If you're still young and limber - not so bad. My age, your gonna groan and go for some Advil when you're done.

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      oops---67. But that means it can still be done!


      Dick
      Mountain Home, AR
      http://www.livingintheozarks.com/studebaker.htm

      Dick
      Mountain Home, AR
      http://www.livingintheozarks.com/studebaker2.htm

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      • #4
        Oh yes! Can be done. There's a little metal cover over the two gages on that side. I believe you'll take the wiring off the gas gage and the ammeter above it. (careful if your wiring is orginial - it's likely crispy!). Then take loose the fasteners (2) that hold that metal cover. Said cover is actually what the two gages mount to, so once you have it off, you can pull it out from under the dash and change the fuel gage with ease. Be sure to maintain the integrity of the paper/phenolic insulators! Otherwise it'll be shorted.
        Once the new gage is in the cover, mount the assy back to the gage cluster in the dash and put the wires back. BE VERY careful to get the ammeter wires back on securely and clean! All the current the car uses goes thru those connections, save for what feeds the starter. If they're not clean and tight, they can get hot, anneal and start all sorts of electrical gremlins![xx(]

        BTW, I think I may have an NOS gas gage out in the garage. I'd hafta look.[8D]

        Miscreant adrift in
        the BerStuda Triangle


        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe

        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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