Good News for 66 C Body Owners with Fuel Gauge/Sender Blues!

Electrical & Ignition

Do you run the ORIGINAL FUEL instruments on YOUR C body?

  1. ALL original

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. original sending unit

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. original gauge

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. replaced all instrumentation

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. Gerald Morris

    Gerald Morris Senior Member

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    Having seen a fair number of threads over the past year or so from other '66 C body owners with troubles similar to mine, I now happily report there ARE GOOD SOLUTIONS available to us! For gauges, Autometer makes an EXCELENT unit matching the specifications for our old machines, billed by Jegs as:

    Auto Meter Officially-Licensed Mopar Classic Fuel Level Gauge 2 1/16 in. Electrical (Short Sweep)

    I was blessed to find their last one on their shelves, which I got to accompany a new fuel sending unit, obtained directly from the vendor (Not ePay!) here:

    eClassics 1965-1966 Chrysler Newport Stainless Steel Fuel Sending Unit 5/16"

    I LIKED the LOW PRICE! $34.50 for a WARRANTED FUEL SENDER has been UNHEARD OF UNTIL RECENTLY!!!

    It worked perfectly out of the box too. I read 10-~75 ohm on my cheap voltohmeter I keep in the trunk, and read the same with my Micronta meters later. But nothing availed until I got that Autometer gauge!

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    I made sure the tank had only a few gallons in it this morning when I installed this, as shown, cabled tied down to the old instrument panel bezel by the shift indicator. It read just up to E then, when powered up. I filled the tank to slopping over full, then sent the Babushka this pic to assure her the near C-note we spent on the C Body (shipping and extended warranty added to the $65 price.) was WELL WORTH IT! So it is Fellow Moparians; Made in the U.S.A. by American Workers!

    If y'all still have Gas Gauge Blues, I've now shown you how to beat them.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2021
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