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Hot Rods 1932 Studebaker gas gauge

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Archie31, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. image.jpg Hi fellow HAMBers, I am using a 1932 Studebaker gauge panel and having a problem with hooking up the gas gauge. I am running 6v on my roadster and I am using a universal 6v/12v gas sending unit for a Ford in a 32 Ford gas tank. I grounded the the black wire to the frame and the power wire to one end of the gas gauge terminal and the other gas gauge terminal I connected the wire to the ignition. When I turn the ignition on the gauge marks full and the gas tank is a 1/4 full. I already took the out of sending unit out to see if it was stuck and it was not. Is there something I am missing, has anyone ran into this problem with a 32 Studebaker gauge panel with there gas gauge? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you
  2. Sounds like the Gauge and Sender are not compatable. I opened this thread being I'm a 32 Studebaker owner but my car is not stock and wasn't when I bought it. I do know Ford was positive ground. I do not know if Studebaker was also or not. If not that alone could be the issue. Could be the amount of Ohms is different between Ford and Studebaker. A little time on Google search should answer both those questions.
    The Wizzard
  3. 5brown1
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 205


    The Stude was a positive ground. There is a recent thread on the Studebaker section of the AACA forum dealing with this issue and as far as I know no solution. No one seems to know the correct ohms. I have a 41 chevy (0-30 ohms IIRC) sender in a 37 stude (12 volt neg. ground) but it reads backwards. Can you find a Ford compatible gauge that will match the others?
  4. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
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    There was an excellent tech post about a month ago on how to set up a gauge with battery and simple rheostat to test it and figure out ohms needed to make it function. I'm having trouble searching it out right now...does anyone have a link?

    ( the maker known? Most are resistance based, King-Seeley as used on Fords is entirely different!)
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2014

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