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1974 C3 Vette: Fuel gauge question (1/3)
 11/8/21 11:30pm
Doc4421
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Berlin, WI - USA

Vette(s):
1974 Corvette 350 V-8 T-Top


Joined: 9/1/2021
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I'm redoing the family Vette and I ran across a question I can't find answered:

I pulled the gauge cluster to swap out the clock, put in LED lights and check the temp gauge. In putting everything back together, it took a bit to get the whole thing into place, so I was a little concerned about cramming all this back into place.

When I turned the ignition to provide power to the inside of the car, the gauges all reacted as expected. The fuel gauge moved to full (which makes sense because the tank is full) but after I shut the car off, it stayed at full.

Again, my only real reference is my 1960s/1970s fords, which all dropped to empty when I shut off the car/truck, so I'm curious to know if it's normal that the gauge stayed at full.

If so, great. If not, please tell me what to check out.

Thanks,

Vince

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Re: 1974 C3 Vette: Fuel gauge question (2/3)
 11/9/21 1:39pm
F4Gary
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Grapevine, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.


Joined: 8/26/2006
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My fuel gauge stays the same when I shut the car off.  Right now sitting in the garage it shows 1/2 tank, which is what's in it.



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Re: 1974 C3 Vette: Fuel gauge question (3/3)
 11/9/21 4:48pm
manchestersharkLifetime Member
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Equinunk, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.


Joined: 10/31/2007
Posts: 2108

Greetings, My 72' and 75'  pretty much stay the same. They May move a tad with switch on, but not much. 



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