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Old 12-03-2017, 09:33 AM   #1
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Noticed a wet mark/stain on the floor under the dash about where the cable tube ends. Felt up inside and it was wet. On checking the fuel gauge there is fuel showing, like a miniature fish tank. Not seen that before, not supposed to be like that is it ?
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:45 AM   #2
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If it smelled like gas you need to drain down past the sight glass and take it apart and put new gasket in. Kits are in vendors books
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You will see gas (like a fish tank) when the tank is almost full.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:13 AM   #4
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Some early gas guage re-pros had a PLASTIC lens, that would "melt" & LEAK! Both my cars had one !
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You will see gas (like a fish tank) when the tank is almost full.
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]It`s about 3/4 full, usually i only keep 1/2 tank or less but i`m starting to use it more.
Tom, i`ve ordered a repair kit.[/FONT]
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It`s about 3/4 full, usually i only keep 1/2 tank or less but i`m starting to use it more.
Tom, i`ve ordered a repair kit.

Dennis, you may need to order the special tools to disassemble/reassemble the fuel gage also. Seeing you are in England you may not find them locally.

https://www.brattons.com/gas-gauge-tool.html
https://www.brattons.com/gas-gauge-wrench-holder.html
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:39 PM   #7
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some vendors sell different gaskets, cork, etc. check which ones are preferred.
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:07 PM   #8
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Y-Blockhead - got a good vendor over here, if it`s not in stock he can get it, had a repair kit on the shelf and the tools.
Duke36 - ordered both types, just to be sure.
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Bought the aluminium tool a year ago and it didn't come close to fitting, wrecked the nut.
As above, buy the laser cut tool.
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Bought the aluminium tool a year ago and it didn't come close to fitting, wrecked the nut.
As above, buy the laser cut tool.
The aluminium tool I bought around a year ago, worked fine for me and also for a friend i loaned to. I did have to hold pressure against it, towards the firewall. Possibly the nuts weren't on as tight as yours tho.
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If you have a cork float, and ethanol gas, replace it with a neoprene one.
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If you have a cork float, and ethanol gas, replace it with a neoprene one.
Hmmm... Preferred cork gaskets but neoprene floats??

A guy in San Diego sells brass floats.
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