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1960 Monterey Fuel system

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Old 02-22-2009, 09:57 PM
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i just got a 1960 monterey from a guy where i live for a bargain $1000, catch is; the gas tank has holes in it. it won''t be so hard having them patched, but i was just wondering if anyone knew how the fuel guage system worked on these cars. the gas tank came in the trunk with no sign of a bobber and i don''t know where the linkage to the dashis. if anyone could give me some advice on how the bobber system works, it would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:19 PM
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I''m not sure about the older cars, but most of them that I''ve ever looked at have some kind of variable resistor connected to a float of some sort.

I would highly suggest getting a new fuel tank instead of patching the one you have if you can. patching a fuel tank is just asking for trouble down the road. If you can''t source a new tank, then make very sure to get as much rust off as you can and maybe even get it coated with something that gasoline won''t eat through. This way it won''t rust out or in.
 
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:35 PM
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ok, thank you. i don''t know how easy it will be to get a new tank, parts for these cars are pretty hard to find, but i''ll look. thanks for the help.
 
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:49 PM
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yeah... you might not be able to find a new tank and may have to resort to patching it. I hope you can find a new one though.
 
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