<VV> Late fuel guage

Ray "Grymm" Rodriguez vairguy at echoes.net
Fri Jul 16 18:20:01 EDT 2010

While this topic is up...  my fuel guage in the 66' Corsa bounces any time 
the engine is running (except when full)....  its still accurate (as much as 
a bouncing needle can be!) so it's just a minor irritation... but since we 
are on the subject I thought I'd put this out there.

Ray "Grymm" Rodriguez III
Lake Ariel, PA
CORSA member
66' Corsa 140/4 coupe
65' Corsa 140/4 coupe (under construction and almost done!)
63' Monza PG coupe (under construction- quickie driver build)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "PETER INMAN" <monza1965 at yahoo.com>
To: <Virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 6:16 PM
Subject: <VV> Late fuel guage

65 Monza, Ive been working at getting my fuel guage working. Had a new 
unit that would not move the fuel guage up off empty. The guage worked when 
checked it with a old sending unit out of the spare junk box. Gruouds are

all good. I ended up pulling the sending unit out of the tank to find the 
had a small crack in the recessed area that the rod cradeles. This was a new
unit so new isnt always best. The float was full of gas and didnt float.
Replaced float with an old one that didnt leak.Checked the assembly out of
the tank in several positions and dash gage guage read about what I expected 
Now all back together. Started adding gas to bone dry tank one gallon at a
time watching guage at every gallon. It took four gallons before the guage
started to come off empty,six gallons checks just a little shy of 1/4 tank. 
is the typical amount of fuel to get the guage moving? Should I be content 
my numbers or is there something else I need to dig into? Theese readings 
put me at empty with about 80 miles of fuel left. Thanks for any help .
Pete Inman
65 Monza

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