[Spridgets] Fuel Gauge and Float Check
spritenut at comcast.net
Wed Sep 29 16:10:25 MDT 2010
On 11/13/2009 1:35 PM, Hotmail wrote:
> Hello Group.
> I have recently purchased a '73 Midget with a broken fuel gauge. As a winter
> project I would like to "fix" it. How do I "test" the circuit - gauge and
> float outside the car? Having 2 of each I check continuity with an Ohm meter
> and the reading was full scale. I than hooked up one pole of the fuel gauge
> to the Bat + the second to the + pole on the float and second to ground. I
> do not get any reading on the gauge when I move the lever on the float. What
> am I doing wrong?
Hook + to the "B" (battery)(double terminal side) side of the gas gauge,
hook a wire from the "T" (tank) side to the tank unit terminal.
Hook a - (ground) to both the tank unit and the gauge.
Now move the float, the gauge should move.
do remember that a 73 uses a voltage stabilizer, you do not need to have
this hooked up when testing the gauge but the readings will be off
It should show full and empty when you raise/lower the float.
Toms River, NJ
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