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    I'm an air-conditioned gypsy gadget73's Avatar
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    if you're careful you can transplant the actual Low Fuel indicator to a 140 cluster. Just have to cut a window in the 140 and remove it from the old one to glue in place. The rear foil probably needs to be moved too since I don't think the bulb contacts exist on the cop cluster.

    Do the wagons put the pump at one end of the tank? I know I've seen a wagon tank out once but I honestly don't remember any details of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    if you're careful you can transplant the actual Low Fuel indicator to a 140 cluster. Just have to cut a window in the 140 and remove it from the old one to glue in place. The rear foil probably needs to be moved too since I don't think the bulb contacts exist on the cop cluster.

    Do the wagons put the pump at one end of the tank? I know I've seen a wagon tank out once but I honestly don't remember any details of it.
    Actually the cluster I got has a full printed circuit, and the indicators on the lamp panel, just no windows cut out for them. You pretty much just had to pay more to get two extra windows punched on your instrument cluster for low fuel and washer fluid level.

    I may also need to check the fuel gauge counter weight. The gauge might be okay. While the '82+ GMQ clusters have a smaller sweep zone and a totally electric gauge, the '79-'81 clusters use a wider sweep and have a counter weight to bring the needle back. When no power is applied to the gauge, it'll fall back to empty, but when powered, the lowest it'll drop back to is 1/8. I only bring that up since the original cluster would read empty when the sender got picky in a turn and would read nothing. I had to futz with the gas gauge when I got the police speedometer since it was off kilter to one side.
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