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Old 09-12-2021, 05:45 PM   #21
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I’ve bought from them several years ago but when I checked this year, I couldn’t find it on their site which was easily located when I bought it before.
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Old 09-12-2021, 08:37 PM   #22
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The original Ford red fluid has come up on Ebay now and again and it is the same fluid that is used in the Temperature gauge. I wonder if the gauge would still work if you fitted a little red ball.
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'I wonder if the gauge would still work if you fitted a little red ball'

in order for the liquid in the sightglass to show true level in gastank, it MUST have a sg of 2.95
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Old 09-13-2021, 06:11 AM   #24
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Good idea Brian. A small glass bead would work, not sure about plastics.


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Old 09-17-2021, 09:49 AM   #25
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Good idea Brian. A small glass bead would work, not sure about plastics.


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Glennpm: Do you know the inside diameter of the '33 glass fuel gauge?

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"this substance is unfortunately illegal to ship for obvious reasons."

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Would you please clarify your comment regarding the reasons as you factually acknowledge them.

Thank you in advance.

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'I wonder if the gauge would still work if you fitted a little red ball'

in order for the liquid in the sightglass to show true level in gastank, it MUST have a sg of 2.95
Thank you very much for your idea regarding a ball to be used in the gas gauge glass tube.

Are you suggesting an exact diameter? Obviously; correct? Would you update your findings, please?

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The ball wasn't my idea, I was simply responding to Ian's post #22
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Old 09-18-2021, 03:08 PM   #29
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'I wonder if the gauge would still work if you fitted a little red ball'

in order for the liquid in the sightglass to show true level in gastank, it MUST have a sg of 2.95
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Do you have a '33 glass fuel tube handy out of a car to measure the inside diameter?

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The original Ford red fluid has come up on Ebay now and again and it is the same fluid that is used in the Temperature gauge. I wonder if the gauge would still work if you fitted a little red ball.
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Do you know the inside diameter of the glass fuel gauge?

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Old 09-18-2021, 04:37 PM   #31
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"Do you know the inside diameter of the glass fuel gauge?"


I just measured the ID on an old broken gauge I have and then checked it with a drill bit. ID is 9/64"


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Old 09-18-2021, 05:25 PM   #32
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I would use a bead of 1/8" OD.

This is just an example since I doubt the Coral would withstand the acid.
https://www.michaels.com/bead-galler.../10120972.html

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Old 09-18-2021, 07:28 PM   #33
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I would use a bead of 1/8" OD.

This is just an example since I doubt the Coral would withstand the acid.
https://www.michaels.com/bead-galler.../10120972.html
Thank you much, Glenn.

I was under the impression that the ball to be used, as opposed to the 'red';

re your comment "I doubt the coral would withstand the acid."

Thank you, Sir.

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Old 09-18-2021, 07:40 PM   #34
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"Do you know the inside diameter of the glass fuel gauge?"


I just measured the ID on an old broken gauge I have and then checked it with a drill bit. ID is 9/64"


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Thanks so much, Glenn!

Sincerely appreciated.

So, hopefully, the hydrastatic pressure will coincide w/the fuel level in the tank and push the 9/64" glass ball to the accurate position. THAT WOULD BE SPLENDID! As opposed to diddling with the 'red'. Correct me if I am misunderstanding. I've been known to uh, misunderstand, particularly with a honeydo.


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Old 09-18-2021, 09:22 PM   #35
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What's the specific gravity of glass? I hope it's less than 2.95 or else it will sink to the bottom of the gauge.
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Old 09-19-2021, 06:28 AM   #36
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Yes, good question and I checked it the other day.

Glass beads 2.5 SG

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It would be easy to test the ball just put it into some of that fluid in a phial and see if it sinks.
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Here is the msds on tetra-bromo-ethane
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Thanks so much for that.

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It would be easy to test the ball just put it into some of that fluid in a phial and see if it sinks.
The 'red' is too toxic for me.

The glass-ball idea is the best. re: https://www.jansjewels.com/3.5mm-No-...ds_p_3583.html

glass tube i.d. is 9/64" or 3.571 mm.
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The 'red' is too toxic for me.

The glass-ball idea is the best. re: https://www.jansjewels.com/3.5mm-No-...ds_p_3583.html

glass tube i.d. is 9/64" or 3.571 mm.
The 'red' is too toxic for me.

The glass-ball idea is the best. re: https://www.jansjewels.com/3.5mm-No-...ds_p_3583.html

glass tube i.d. is 9/64" or 3.571 mm.
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