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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:47 pm    Post subject: Clear needle fuel gauge Reply with quote

Is there anyone in the works of making a fuel gauge that matches an early speedo?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:47 am    Post subject: Re: Clear needle fuel gauge Reply with quote

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Is there anyone in the works of making a fuel gauge that matches an early speedo?


Hmmm, I donít think clear needle speedo buses came with fuel gauges.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: Clear needle fuel gauge Reply with quote

Yeah, I agree, clear needle buses never came with gas gauges so the market demand probably isn't high enough for someone to tool up to make them. Accessory fuel gauges of that era that I've seen aren't even a clear needle style. I know absolutely nothing about 3D printing but you might have to get one custom made by someone that does that kind of stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: Clear needle fuel gauge Reply with quote

Yes, it doesn't match the speedo but is different than a later stock gauge

Here's an Accessory Bus gas gauge kit, NOS
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Clear needle fuel gauge Reply with quote

Does that have the curved bezel ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Clear needle fuel gauge Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:

Here's an Accessory Bus gag gauge kit, NOS


Will take a "gag" gauge like that any day! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Clear needle fuel gauge Reply with quote

Fuel gauges were standard equipment on ambulances all the back into the barndoor era. That is why they have a 271 parts number. They could be service installed on any bus of any year.

If you are using an accessory fuel gauge with the flat bezel, you can use an accessory gauge bracket and hang it under the dash. or just get the hole saw out and hack away. I saw a guy install two gauges behind the radio hole in his bus so he didn't have to cut a hole.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Clear needle fuel gauge Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
Does that have the curved bezel ?


Yes.

Another one I posted in the Gallery as Bus but you can't see the curvature:
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