Gas gauge stick

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Gas gauge stick
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Clipner-Los Angeles on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 12:18 am:

Can't read my stick much anymore. Anybody have a good pic of measurements for 26/27 cowl tank ??
found one but couldn't read the small blurry numbers.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 01:49 am:

Here is one that Ken Kopsky posted .

Regards, John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Clipner-Los Angeles on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 02:07 am:

Thanks John , but I just can't make out all of the fractions, on the pic.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chad Marchees on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 07:42 am:

Looks like the following

1 Gallon 1/4"
2 Gallon 1 1/4"
3 Gallon 2 3/16"
4 Gallon 3"
5 Gallon 3 13/16"
6 Gallon 4 13/16"
7 Gallon 5 5/8"
8 Gallon 6 7/16"
9 Gallon 7 5/16"
10 Gallon 8 1/2"

This should be pretty close if not dead on to what the picture shows. I was able to blow it up but obviously it got harder to read in some spots.

Hope that helps.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 07:59 am:

Wonder why folks back then wanted to know how many gallons rather than just F, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, and E that we are content with today? Do you think they wanted to verify that had gotten the amount they paid for?

If I'm down to 1 gallon in my oval tank TT, the difference between 1-9/32 and 1-1/4 isn't real important. I'm more worried about making it to the gas station.:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Mavins on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 11:14 am:

I'm going to guess that with an old pump you had to tell them how many gallons you wanted. Visible gas pump


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 12:14 pm:

An original stick I have shows both a 9 and a 10 gallon round tank. What was the 9 gallon round tank used on?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 12:40 pm:

Makes sense, Colin. That could indeed be it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 01:55 pm:

This week I measured with a stick the gas in the cowl tank. It read 4 gallons. When I went to the station I was surprised to find that it 4.9 gallons to fill. So I am not quite sure the stick is accurate. Anyway, an interesting aside. We went on a joint tour with the Model A club from Yuma to Wellton, about 45 miles by back roads. Some of the Model A's ran out of gas along the way.:-( None of the T's ran out.:-) You see, the T's don't have a gas gauge, so we started out with a full tank. The A's read about 1/4 tank and so they thought they would fill up when they got down to almost empty. Well, we didn't pass any gas stations along the way!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 02:25 pm:

Somebody a while back shared a good saying that his dad taught him:

"Take car of the top half of the tank and the bottom half will take care of itself." :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 04:39 pm:

R.V.A.,
Most of those sticks were made and provided by a multitude of parts suppliers and repair shops. One I have has markings for three types of Ford Tanks and one column marked for Chevrolet. I have seen several marked for other make autos also, including Overland. Which I think was a slightly smaller tank.
Wasn't the model T oval tank actually only about nine gallon? If correctly done, the graduations are different for an oval tank than for a round tank.
Drive carefully, and have a Happy New Year! W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 06:18 pm:

Here's the upper end of it. It says only "Ford" on it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 10:37 pm:

Very interesting! Three of those I am familiar with. 9 gallon round Ford? Never heard of one.
Thanks RV!
Drive carefully, and have a Happy New Year! W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Clipner-Los Angeles on Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 01:08 am:

Thanks guys !!!!
Geo n L.A.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 02:14 am:

Wayne - I think the torpedo had a round tank.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Monday, December 29, 2014 - 12:44 am:

this stick must pre-date the "Improved Ford" gas tank. Don't know why it lists "9 Gallon" separately, as the only difference is a lack of the number "10"


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