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  1. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    I rewired everything from scratch and put the...

    I rewired everything from scratch and put the protection tubing around everything. I found a kit in a bag at Atwoods that had all different sizes of that stuff.
  2. Thread: fy carburator

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    Well, it is definitely starving for gas if you...

    Well, it is definitely starving for gas if you have to choke it to make it run. Maybe a particle of something got in something. Is that only at idle or have you tried driving it? Did you try...
  3. Thread: New Cj5 owner

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    Those photos bring back memories. Maybe a couple...

    Those photos bring back memories. Maybe a couple of bad dreams.
  4. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    I'll check that out. Also I used some of that...

    I'll check that out. Also I used some of that flex tubing that you put around wires all the way from the gauge to the sender, but I will check for a possible short.
  5. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    Well, I asked a question about the regulator to...

    Well, I asked a question about the regulator to KW and he wrote back and said the regulator is internal to the gauge cluster, so I am trying to find out if all I need is a new fuel gauge.
  6. Thread: New Cj5 owner

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    Having a body with nothing rusted out to start...

    Having a body with nothing rusted out to start out with is a great sign. That eliminates a lot of work and expense and also indicates the Jeep has spent most of its life under a roof.
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    You got a nice find there! This is the place to...

    You got a nice find there! This is the place to go if you need help or advise.
  8. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    It actually looks pretty good. Under the dash...

    It actually looks pretty good. Under the dash has kept it protected.
  9. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    Yep, that diagram represents just the way the box...

    Yep, that diagram represents just the way the box was wired in on the back of the old speedometer. Would it be too much to ask for that old relic to work?
  10. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    Everything is new. New tank. New sender. New...

    Everything is new. New tank. New sender. New wires. I checked to make sure the sender was grounded and that the tank was grounded. BUT! Here is something I did find. I went back and looked at...
  11. Thread: New Cj5 owner

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    Hi, Willys, sure looks like you got a project...

    Hi, Willys, sure looks like you got a project there. I am just finishing up on a project like that. Mine happened to be a 57 CJ5. The body was pretty good on the outside but everything in the...
  12. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    Well, first of all I can eliminate rust. ...

    Well, first of all I can eliminate rust. Everything is brand new. Body, wiring, gauges, everything. It has a 12 volt alternator with internal regulator. I have a ground cable that goes from...
  13. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    I don't mind fixing stuff, but I hate it when you...

    I don't mind fixing stuff, but I hate it when you buy new and it doesn't work. That chaps my a*s*s.
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    Wheat harvest has been over here a couple of...

    Wheat harvest has been over here a couple of weeks, but a lot of rye is raised here and it is mostly windrowed. You can't run as long as you can wheat and it is slower to harvest. A few stragglers...
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    You found the right place. My wife and I bought...

    You found the right place. My wife and I bought a Jeep around September just to mess around in and I started tinkering and it turned into a full blown restore and like you, I stumbled onto this site...
  16. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    OK, another question. Is the current regulator...

    OK, another question. Is the current regulator in the gauge internally. The gauge guy sent me a troubleshooting manual and when I started testing it indicated problems with the current regulator....
  17. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    Yes, the temp gauge wouldn't move at all so I...

    Yes, the temp gauge wouldn't move at all so I went with a mechanical gauge. I think it was just a bad gauge. I have checked everything I can think of on the fuel gauge to check. It worked yesterday...
  18. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    Fuel gauge.

    I can't figure out this fuel gauge. One time when you turn on the switch it will go right where it needs to be, next time it goes all the way to the right past full. Works about half the time and...
  19. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    I got tinted as well. When I went to pick it up...

    I got tinted as well. When I went to pick it up he told me he had to cut twice. He bought a 36" piece of glass but when he went to cut the new windshield a crack shot right across the middle of...
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    I noticed that too. Thought maybe I was seeing...

    I noticed that too. Thought maybe I was seeing things.
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    This has been a weird year here. Around first of...

    This has been a weird year here. Around first of June weather changed abruptly to summer with high winds to go with it. We had a rash of fires, mostly harvest equipment starting them. For the time...
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    That looks like a great time. Those kids will...

    That looks like a great time. Those kids will never forget that. Perfect for that beautiful Jeep.
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    The cable might be binding up causing the jumping...

    The cable might be binding up causing the jumping around. You could take it off and work some penetrating oil down the inside of the cable. As for the speedometer reading low, that sounds like maybe...
  24. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    It is possible that it wasn't aligned properly...

    It is possible that it wasn't aligned properly when I tightened the cover. I did put in a new seal. Every seal in this thing is new with exception of rear main. I thought about the pulley so I...
  25. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    I got the mechanical temp gauge yesterday and got...

    I got the mechanical temp gauge yesterday and got it put in today. I was real anxious to see how warm this thing runs. Started it up and it took a while to rise above 120 then 140, then 165 and...
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