Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Avoiding embarrassment: Upgrading the fuel level sender

There are few things more embarrassing in the automotive world like running out of fuel. The Dino did not have the worlds best fuel level gauge and ours did not test well so (because the mechanism lives in the fuel tank out of view) we decided to modernize the internals while keeping the visible areas looking original.

First step was to restore the original part. This included, cleaning, glass blasting, re-plating, and then re-blasting the electrical contacts and insulators so that they look new. Once this was done we needed to measure the original assembly to locate the new internals. With a little cutting and some skilled work from The Mig our sender was complete.

Perfect original looks when installed with modern mechanics. Now there will be no excuse for running out of gas.

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