Several months ago someone posted a photo of an original after market fuel gauge. It was a gas tube type that mounted just in front of the seat riser. If anyone has a copy of that picture I would sure appreciate a reposting of it. Thanks in advance.
Perhaps glass tube would be more correct!
Here you go.
is there a vent in the top of the glas tube? how does that work? does it vent back into the gas tank?
The one that I saw had a vent hole above the glass tube.
I am thinking about having my shop make a few of these if I could get enough interest in them.
I have such a fuel gauge in my 19 centerdoor. It is mounted right by the right rear corner of the fuel tank. It is nice to be able to quickly see the fuel level.
That Baer-Glauber gauge looks like the one on Ralph Ricks car.
Fuel fumes in the car from a bleed hole?? or Broken glass?? or leaking seal at tube ends??. Just wondering.
This is on the '14. It works well.
Theres one like Royce shows currently on tbay.
If you do go into making these i think everyone would agree that swapping the glass tube for a high quality plastic tube would be a great idea. at least a plastic tube has the ability to take a lick or two! I plan on making a gauge like this for my speedster but due to the custom nature of speedsters, this gauge would be to tall
I think I will have the guys in the shop make a couple of prototypes and see how they work.
A plastic tube would be a good plan if I can find a supplier.
The was some concern about the gas fumes inside the car from the vent hole, that hole could be very small and allow the level to stay constant. I'll let everyone know how they worked.
Try Tap Plastics.
Got the pipe for my fuel gauge from McMaster Carr... Here's a link to the catalog page: http://www.mcmaster.com/#clear-pvc-pipe/=q5kape
I used the schedule 40 clear PVC, 1/4" tubing...
It's been on my '15 for about a year, so it holds up well to the gasoline chemicals.
rodney, what kind of pipe fittings are you using to attach that pipe to fuel line?
Nathan, it's a brass fitting that has 1/4" pipe thread on one end and 1/4" barbed on the other... It was very easy to run a 1/4" pipe thread tap into the lower end of the tube...