michaelod

1930 Gas Guage - KS Telegauge

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Thought I would add a follow up to this thread. I needed to send my gas tank out for repair as the previous owner had attempted to correct a rust situation with a POR-15 process but failed. I went ahead and pulled the sending unit although some rocket scientist (actually the same guy who attempted the POR-15 fix) nearly flattened the gas line when he cut (more like ripped) it away from the car when removing the tank. I have begun cleaning it up although I have a ways to go still. In any case I discovered two small tubes that lead up to a couple of little catch basins which were plugged up in a similar fashion to the gas gauge. This is clearly an additional point of failure for these systems so I thought I would document it here in case someone else is attempting to restore their gas gauge. In the third picture notice the small tubes on the bottom of the sending unit. Mine were plugged solid for the first 1/2" or so with rust and I am certain the gauge would not work in that condition. It was relatively easy to clear the blockage from them and I believe they should work as designed now.

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I know this is an old thread but I was wondering if someone could help me figure out what length reservoir I need to buy for the back of my gas gauge. The gauge does not work and it doesn't even have one. Would it be possible for someone to measure and tell me the length of their brass reservoir on the back of the gas gauge? I have a 1930 Buick Series 40, 2 door Sedan.  - Thank you

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Why not just replace the body.  These people have lots of parts and I have seen many advertised on ebay.  Here is a current listing eBay item number:

351112706337

It would be very difficult for you to make the part and have the gauge work accurately.

http://www.classicandexotic.com/store/c-85-king-seeley-hobson-fuel-gauge.aspx

http://www.classicandexotic.com/store/catalog/king_seeley_gauge.pdf

http://reoforum.net/thread/108/king-seeley-hydrostatic-gauge

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Classic and Exotic cars is where I am ordering everything from but they offer 2 different lengths for the reservoir. a KS-0006-B 2 1/3 Reservoir and a KS-0006 3 1/4 Reservoir. I just didn't know which one to purchase.

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Hi. I am looking for a gas gauge for my 1930 Buick. Any help wil be very welcome. Thank you.

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