Thank you from half gassed

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Lynne & Tommy, Dec 19, 2000.

  1. Lynne & Tommy

    I want to thank everyone especially Doug Parsons and Paul Senior for
    their thoughts on my lazy gas gauges. I think both tanks have been
    out of the cars as we bought the cars "sorta" restored. Without
    disassembling the float,I suspect they are wire wound resistors with
    a pickup that moves with the float.In the old days we would have
    called this a reastat - nowadays I think there called a
    potentiometer. My grandfather would have checked its operation with
    his home made test light. The light would glow a little when the tank
    was low on fuel and much brighter when full. I will probably check
    them with my mini volt/ohm meter on the resistance setting. I think
    it will read high resistance with low fuel and low resistance with a
    full tank. But no matter how you check them I bet you don't often
    find a bad one. I bet both of mine are installed incorrectly. We
    shall see.
    Tommy in Tampa Red 67 - unnamed
    Lynne White 64 - Snappy

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