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Chuck: I have a '48 Chrysler, and it has two wires at the tank sender. I believe this is standard for Chrysler.

I'm assuming you have verified how much gas is actually in the tank, and know that the gauge does not accurately reflect that quantity.

Before doing the rocket-science, test to sure that the sender is effectively grounded. Run a jumper wire from one of the screws that attaches the sender to the tank, to an area you know is properly grounded (the battery?). Does the gauge now to read properly? Poor sender grounding will cause erratic gauge readings.

If that "easy-fix" doesn't work, I'd suggest you obtain a shop manual, which describes the step-by-step testing you need to do to isolate the problem.

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