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Gas Tank
« on: June 26, 2009, 11:18:35 AM »
I had to put a new tank in my 69 Z the old one had a hole in it.

I know that the tanks are suppose to be 18.5 gallons but I think mine may be a little smaller? It seems to fit like the original, but I recently put in only 12.5 gallons of gas in the tank while the needle was reading 1/8 of a tank? I would have expected to put in more like 15 gallons. I guess the sending gauge could be off or the needle off but was wandering if anyone else has experienced this.

Also my low fuel light use to come on at 1/8 of a tank and now it will not lite up at that level. I have not run the car with much less fuel than that so it still may lite up? It also use to lite up when I went around a turn with low fuel and nothing now. I did take my gauges out of the car when I did the work maybe something came unplugged? Any ideas on this would be helpful too.

'69 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
POP 39,000
69 X77 Z/28 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored
'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles


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Re: Gas Tank
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 04:06:32 PM »
Probably bent the float arm that the sensor works off of either taking it out and putting it back into the tank so now its off by a little bit.
Mark C.
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