RE: [DML] My fan made it all the way Through the day, but my fan belt di
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RE: [DML] My fan made it all the way Through the day, but my fan belt didn't

Actually, the fuel gauge issue I have is the sending unit is no good.  This
car sat with 5 gallons of gas in it for 25 years, so the sending unit I had
was gummed up so bad the float wouldn?t budge.  I swapped it out with
another that Ken K had lying around the shop, but it never really worked
well, never showing above ¼ tank.  When I got it the car the morning of the
Indianapolis event, the low fuel light came on (I didn?t even know it had a
low fuel light ! J ) and the car bucked a bit while making it to the gas
station near the hotel.  Put 9 gallons in it that day, and the gauge went
back up to ¼ tank.


I wanted to simply replace the sender unit, but at the time, none of the
vendors had one (Do they now?) , so I planned on sending my old one to John
for rebuild.  (Note: Planned.  It?s still in a box in the back of my daily
driver waiting to be sent off)


Before Wednesday?s parade, I noticed the gauge was below the ¼ mark, so I
decided to top her off, again, put in about 9 gallons.  During the day, the
gauge slowly rose, eventually making it to just over ½ tank.  By the end of
the day however, I noticed it was slightly below the ½ tank mark, so it?s
feasible that the gauge is slowly coming back to life.  I still want to
replace it however.


I will definitely look into the grounding of the inertia switch, but I
believe it might actually by disconnected.  I have a wire harness dangling
from above my left foot that has a homemade jumper installed in lieu of
whatever it used to be plugged into.  I suspect it might be the inertia
switch.  On the list. (same list as the sending unit and the water pump belt
I?m afraid! J)






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Sent: Friday, July 06, 2012 4:12 AM
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Subject: Re: [DML] My fan made it all the way Through the day, but my fan
belt didn't



Since you mention the instruments panel behaving better now, may I advice to
consider Bitsyncmasters solution for grounding the inertia switch?
That solution also solved my instability of the fuel gauge, the Voltage
gauge and some other gorund related issues.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <> , Doug
Menkhaus <dmenkhaus@...> wrote:
> As a side benefit, my fuel gauge seems to be working a little bit better.
It never read above 1/4 of a tank, so I never knew how much gas I had
(almost ran out the morning of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event). Well,
I filled it up, and I think the sloshing around during the drive to the
parade loosened it up. It now reads 1/2 :-). Yeah!!
> Doogie

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