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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Electrical question: fuel gauge/sender regulator? I've had a Aug 71> one year only early bay fuel tank fitted to my splitty along with its corresponding 12v fuel sender. All has gone well, but apparently the gauge needle dances around a bit as apparently the early bay gauges normally had a...
  2. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Here we have my old braking setup from my beetle, I've moved on to discs on the front and need these shifted. They're all in great condition and were working perfectly when they came off the car. These were on a different thread before, but i priced them too high, Mods please remove the old...
  3. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Hi there, i've just updated to discs on the front of my bug, which has cost a lot more than expected! so i'm selling all of my previous braking setup. They were in perfect working order when on the car and worked surprisingly good for drums, they were only removed about a week ago and have just...
  4. Chat/Discussion
    Sorry to go all vw related, but.......... Is anyone on here running a genuine dehne fuel gauge? I know they look the nutz, but I'm intrested to know how well they actually work? Can you read them? Does the light actually work with the dash lights on? I got a OG one for the 58 rag. However...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Our Splitty has had at some point it's speedo replaced with a later Beetle one which incorporates a fuel gauge (not working). I'm replacing the speedo with the correct one (no fuel guage) and my question is, back in 1959 did Splits not have a fuel gauge (I can't see any wiring from the fuel...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi folks. Yesterday, as I was driving home, the fuel gauge stopped working suddenly. Now it won't register anything at all. I've looked at the connections on the top of the petrol tank and there's current running to the tank and a good connection with the earth lead too. I've tried to take of...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi I have a 1973 late bay with an odd fuel gauge. To cut a long story short before laying her up for the winter whilst driving the fuel gauge went from close to full to 2/3 full, to full etc and then disappeared from view (not sure if it went to the empty or full side). I then filled the tank...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi. In an effort to get my 1302 fuel gauge working I have replaced the sender and gauge. I now get a reading but it varies with engine rpm. The faster the engine is revving the higher the reading. When the ignition is first turned on the gauge needle creeps up then flicks back a couple of...
  9. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Wanted the following parts please for a 1963 Resto Shell Project... My first project and VW Beetle. Appreciate any help I can get with this one! Gutters Dashboard Radio Speedo Fuel Gauge Steering Wheel Mount etc. etc. etc. Oh and is anyone selling a Bentleys Manual for 1963 Bug .... I have...
  10. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hi, I need a fuel gauge/speedo for my 1963 beetle... and also an ashtray if anyone has one... http://s768.photobucket.com/home/Alice-Boggles Pictures of my bug... yes, she needs lots of welding, panels, poss a door or two, heater channels, oh and some good weather would help as at the...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    got my fuel sender working but empty reads as a quater of a tank.(on a 66 splitvan) my question is can you get a device to go the wire to the gauge so you can adjust the current.same as a light dimmer switch dose. just wondered thanks.
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have been struggling with a dodgy fuel guage on my GT Beetle for over a year now and can't seem to find the problem. The guage varies wildly from 3/4 full to 1/4 full to not registering at all. When you turn the ignition on, it pulses upwards to a level and the Ground and Oil lights pulse...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hey guys, My fuel gauge stopped working recently. Well, it works when the tank is full - and then once i run through some petrol it starts to drop, and then just stops reading and the gauge drops to zero for the rest of the tank. Took it out, and tested it against the gauge - earthing the...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    ...just fitted a new (2nd hand) resistor to my '70 bug. There is a wire from the tank to the gauge which is present. The resistor is earthed through the small screw into the rear of the speedo. The resistor is connected to the guage... ...when i put power to the other connection the guages...
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