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Has anyone used a fuel level gauge and sending unit? I’m highly interested in trying to set this up in my car

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I'm sure, 100s of times.  The gauge and sender can be had for less than $200.

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2 minutes ago, Kraut_n_Rice said:

I'm sure, 100s of times.  The gauge and sender can be had for less than $200.

Got a link?

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What kind of tank do you currently have? I had a spun aluminum with a sight gauge that worked good. From my experience the gauges, regardless of the style are kinda useless u less you are flat and sitting still. You will eventually know exactly how much fuel you’ve used by feel eventually. 

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I had a “sight glass” on my old beam car. Maybe I can try something like that..

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Any speed shop website will have what you need.  Jegs, summit, speedway, etc....

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I welded one of these in my tank. It gives me an idea of how full my tank is. It can hang up sometimes so I usually give the car a shake before reading it

https://www.pacificcustoms.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=fueltanksightgauge10&Store_Code=PC

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Can't wait for tomorrow's thread... what do you torque your lug nuts too...

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2 hours ago, punkur67 said:

I welded one of these in my tank. It gives me an idea of how full my tank is. It can hang up sometimes so I usually give the car a shake before reading it

https://www.pacificcustoms.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=fueltanksightgauge10&Store_Code=PC

I use one of these as well, it is only reasonably accurate but that's all you need to know anyways. Sometimes you have to rock the car so the slosh resets the float but it does work.

1 hour ago, L.R.S. said:

Can't wait for tomorrow's thread... what do you torque your lug nuts too...

A valid topic from my point of view. I torque mine to 100.

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sight guage is best bet remember if its  around tank the first part will go fast the middle slow the last part fast.I never ran a fuel guage on my cars i know i can hold about 9.5 gallons and it will get me on a ride easily.come back fill up for next one.

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7 hours ago, L.R.S. said:

Can't wait for tomorrow's thread... what do you torque your lug nuts too...

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I would not trust a float Style to holdup. At one point I had used a centroid ohm style like this. even that failed and I went back to a sight tube . Just change out the clear fuel line every few years

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I have one and wish it was a sight tube. Not worth it in a sandcar IMO. 

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1 hour ago, matt86m said:

I have one and wish it was a sight tube. Not worth it in a sandcar IMO. 

I got your site tube!

:lmao:

 

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4 minutes ago, dbart said:

I got your site tube!

:lmao:

 

Dangling 2'' fury won't do it! :lol: 

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https://www.glamisdunes.com/invision/index.php?/forums/topic/40789-budget-funco-gen-4/&page=6&tab=comments#comment-3473492

My car is a apart while I am re-painting the panels. Here are some current pics. I used the hose with braid in it this time. The short piece at the top is nice. Fuel bubbles in there for just a second before spitting out the overflow. I just use an electric pump and jugs.  Also have a drain hose on the other side which is very handy.

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Hose and sharpie. Had an extra bung added to tank sump for the lower connection. The upper goes to the top of the filler neck.  

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He should have used a longer stick 😎

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Maybe I can TIG weld 2 fittings to mount a clear tube. Sending unit does seem pointless for off road

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This is why I just use a stick , easy access, I wish I could find a cap like the sled cap but they all thread on 

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The simple 1/2 twist float gauges do work. Mine has been trouble free for 4 years. When I take it out the float is still in perfect condition. These are really inexpensive from PacificCustoms. The gauge and bung are only about $50. 

In my opinion a lot cleaner looking than a sight tube. In my case, my tank is too small for my liking so I am going to replace it with something bigger and I will probably have to use a capacitance sender like OAS has shown, the Livorsi unit is the one I will likely use. 

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Fortyfour, I like that set up. Looks very simple and clean.

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