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fuel gauge issues.
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1987 Dodge B250
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Current & Future Events/Shows
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Hope to see you at Butler full of spirit!
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General Discussion
2 hours ago
Big blocks have large 33 gal tanks .... 2.5 hrs off road just stomping the pedal ... priceless
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Readers Rides
Yesterday at 11:28 PM
Thanks dude.
the van was originally black in the front.
i couldn't find an appropriate match, so I used a lighter color to blend into the blue with an attempt to do a flame job with a stencil.
Never done it before, so i need some practice, but up close it looks pretty good.
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General Discussion
Yesterday at 11:26 PM
Remember it's all about the idiot lights when you turn the key, you should have the check engine light with ignition on engine not running. Go's away in crank. You found your first hiccup.
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craigslist Findings
Yesterday at 09:42 PM
survivor!
score!
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Troubleshooting (Dodge)
Yesterday at 09:33 PM
Originally Posted by Mogs
Originally Posted by chanceafrica
Ive swapped out my fuel sending unit and my gauge reads 3/4 tank when full and when its at E it probably has around a quarter tank left. ive checked the gauge before installation and it has an ohm rating of 10/75 full/empty. the guy i spoke with at spectra(manufacturer) insists that is the proper specs for a stock 77dodge b200 fuel gauge. my van is a "factory custom" but all the pictures of 77 dodges seem to have this same fuel gauge. what are some causes of my improper reading do you think? should i check the lead from the unit to the gauge and see if there is an improper resistance reading due to wire breakage/corrosion at connections? has anybody had this same issue? the sending unit i put in looks like it has calibration tabs on the float arm closest to the unit, to change where the arm stops at full and empty. the guy at spectra says the unit does not come with calibration capabilities and i should not mess with the tabs , as they will not change the resistance reading. thanks for any insight on this issue. also tank is a stock 22gallon i think. i replaced the sending unit ground and sanded the chasis where it connects, next i need to check at the gauge to see if im losing resistance along the run, but not sure how to check it unless its completely full or empty.



Same issue here. Dodge 77 b200 van.

I replaced an old sender with a sunk float for a new spectre part from rockauto for a 22 gal tank.

I tested both the old and new units outside of the tank: with the floats manipulated to full sweep, the dash guage read 3/4 with both units. I read that someone elses gauge also reads only 3/4 on a full tank, so I was willing to accept this as a quirk. (I'm in the UK so I just assumed it's a thing for them to never read over 3/4 -maybe they never did from factory?) So I assumed the new unit was calibrated the same as the old one.

I have to try hard to brim the tank, with the nozzle clicking off at the station. I can get the guage to read 3/4. But then with some driving it drops drastically! After 6 miles I'm at 1/2 and another 6 miles I'm at 1/4. I'm pretty sure when it hits E I've still got most of a tank left.

I have tested the guage by earthing the sending unit and witnessing the dash gauge peg to full.

Getting a 5v reading from the dash volt reg too.

Anyone throw any light on this or did chanceafrica find a solution or any information?

Thanks.


My 82 B150 has always done the same thing since I bought it a few years ago. It shows somewhere around 3/4 when its full and when it shows empty, it only takes about 15 gallons. It might be something wrong with the gauge but it is always consistent so I've just used it as is. I also changed the gas tank because it was a bit rusty and smashed in (looks like someone backed over a big curb) and reused the fuel sending unit. Everything looked fine and it did the same thing.
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Vans in the Media
Yesterday at 08:25 PM
Hell yes. Just awesome!
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Readers Rides
Yesterday at 08:22 PM
That's a bummer , sorry to hear that.
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Off Topic
Yesterday at 08:17 PM
lol nice!
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Performance (GM)
Yesterday at 02:46 PM
Magnaflow Magna packs and when you build zoomies run your 90 degree and build it like a T/A splitter..that's how I have built them and it sounds mean.
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Readers Rides
Yesterday at 02:40 PM
Nice look, that is a mean looking rig with the wing, professional install on that piece to boot..
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Introduce Yourself.....
Yesterday at 01:52 PM
Raced out at Crossville drag strip..welcome fellow volunteer,congrats on the van..
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craigslist Findings
Yesterday at 12:35 PM
i really like that color
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craigslist Findings
June 23rd 2019 10:44 am
Not bad and the roof paint is just peeling.
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Current & Future Events/Shows
June 23rd 2019 10:43 am
See ya there Stan!
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How To (Dodge)
June 23rd 2019 8:03 am
Well the 10+ year old flaming river steering U joint has developed some slop, and has gone up some 20$ in price to 95.xx$, while the Borgeson is $75.33.

Sorry the pics no longer work.

Blame Photobucket and their internet killing money grab, then picload.org for going under. I've basically stopped using photo hosting sites.
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eBay Sightings
June 23rd 2019 1:57 am
My in laws used to live down the street from him in Lake Forest, Illinois. Never saw the van but he got into all kinds of trouble cutting down old trees on his estate. You now have to obtain "permission" before dropping any trees. Regards, CCCCCCC in SW Michigan
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Van Art
June 22nd 2019 10:31 pm
quick concept
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craigslist Findings
June 22nd 2019 3:00 am
Good catch on the brushed on paint. You can see it is painted over the original paint job that has flaked off.

That logo was used on late 70s-early 80s DOdge vans. Odd that they cared enough to take the badge off but then used a brush to paint it.
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craigslist Findings
June 21st 2019 11:02 pm
That was a neat van, once. Now I see a possibly salvageable neat paint job and some other parts on abig project. Not a $3000 vehicle.
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Troubleshooting
June 21st 2019 6:25 pm
Mine broke, found source for a new one but while getting broken one out of the retainer the retainer part slipped and fell into the rotating portion of the column cover. Bad news, cant even locate the old one in the column now.

Does anyone have a source for the plastic retainer held in by spring clip in the rotating piece of the columb cover behind indicator housing? Thanks 4 reading.
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Paint and Bodywork
June 21st 2019 12:38 pm
I may try to make some acrylic parts now. headlight covers and custom taillights would be sweet.
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For Sale, Member only Section
June 21st 2019 12:25 pm
Originally Posted by DrDickason
Career change and shifting interests mean it's time to let my Big Blue baby go...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/richmond-1976-gmc-chevrolet-vandura-4x4/6916554007.html

Call or text if you have questions, trades, or want to come take it for a drive!


good luck, man! its a cool van.
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craigslist Findings
June 21st 2019 12:23 pm
cool van
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craigslist Findings
June 21st 2019 12:19 pm
Originally Posted by newkirkinc1
Nice except for the roof racks!

those pop right off, and are good to have to load up Surfboards, PaddleBoards, or Kayaks these days.
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