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PostPosted: November 6, 2015, 9:34 pm 
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Motorcycles and early VWs just came with an odometer. You filled up by mileage, not fuel level.
I had 3 mid 70s Bugs and all their fuel gauges were inaccurate. I lived and walked by that odometer!!!

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I was going to put a site glass on my` fuel tank because I don't have a fuel gauge either, but then I pneled in the back and built a trunk, so I won't be able to see the site glass anyway. So far so good, just have to remember to keep it filled. I did run out at autocross once and didn't figure out why it wouldn't run until I got home. Didn't think to add gas to it at the event. Things might have to change once I start putting more miles on it though.
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I was going to put a site glass on my` fuel tank because I don't have a fuel gauge either, but then I pneled in the back and built a trunk, so I won't be able to see the site glass anyway. So far so good, just have to remember to keep it filled. I did run out at autocross once and didn't figure out why it wouldn't run until I got home. Didn't think to add gas to it at the event. Things might have to change once I start putting more miles on it though.
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I think one of these spiral gauges would be the best option, core drill a hole in the tank and install 4 blind rivnuts to hold it down. Good enough for boats,trucks and plant. I think its the same principle as the one on my Harley.

http://www.rochestergauges.com/products/8684.html

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Those Rochester twisty gauges look like the ones used on older lawn mowers. They were built into the filler cap. I had one on a Sears mower back in the day. Even some plastic outboard motor tanks had their version. they worked pretty well.

But that reminded me of the earlier gauges used on steel Johnson and Evinrude outboard motor gas tanks. Those would be easy to "calibrate" by modifying the lever arm.

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