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  • Cool/Heat: Mechanical gremlins located.

    My Lark with '66 drive train has run with the temp gauge on hot for years. I got off the freeway in a cloud of steam. Long story short , the radiator had large bubbles, but not boiling hot. Head gasket fail? Found thermostat stuck closed, replaced same and temp is just above half way.

    Another annoying problem I had for years. The fuel gauge reads empty always. The trouble shooting I tried lead me to believe the gauge was bad. However, the tank developed a leak when full, via the sending unit gasket. While removing the sending unit, much to my surprise, there was no cork on it. Tried cork from another unit and I now have working fuel quantity reading.

    Nice to have everything working properly.

  • #2
    Ain't it nice when it's a simple diagnosis and fix?


    • #3
      Why aren't any of my problems simple fixes. Unfair!!!


      • #4
        Hooray! It's great when things get fixed, especially when you have the satisfaction of fixing them yourself. Good job.
        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

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