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Gas Gauge Fluid

Would someone please educate me on what the red fluid that is found on motor meters and gas gauges. In the process of restoring the gas gauge on my Flint. Is the fluid still available??

Great winter project...............

Yates

Where Are You From? Newport, NC

Do You own a car built by Durant? 24 Flint

Re: Gas Gauge Fluid

Hi Yates. From my experience with the sale and handling of maple syrup thermometers, red reading or blue for that matter was always alcohol. Silver reading was mercury. Since we were concerned with a thermometer breaking in a food processing application, we generally used alcohol thermometers and learned they are much more fickle than mercury. They tend to be prone to sticking at a high point and not dropping or getting an air gap in the red column. There are ways to solve that provided the glass tube is not cracked or broken. If tube is cracked or broken, it's time to move on.

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: Gas Gauge Fluid

Yates....

Early Ford V-8's used a similar fluid gas gauge. Check with an early Ford supplier for the fluid......

frank ---

Where Are You From? hookstown pa

Do You own a car built by Durant? some

Re: Gas Gauge Fluid

To clarify my earlier post, I think those comments just apply to a motometer such as a Boyce, not a gas gauge. Let us know what you find out.

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: Gas Gauge Fluid

Thanks Frank and Don,
Will let you know when I find a source..........

Yates

Where Are You From? Newport, NC

Do You own a car built by Durant? 24 Flint

Re: Gas Gauge Fluid

Yates> You can try " www.classicandexotic.com". They sell King Seeley Fluid Gauge Components. They also sell the fluid. Haven't tried them myself but good luck.

Where Are You From? Whitby, Ontario

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

Re: Gas Gauge Fluid

Jack,
You're right on the money.... They have both the vials of fluid and the complete kit... Thanks...
Give my regards to Mary....

Yates

Where Are You From? Newport, NC

Do You own a car built by Durant? 24 Flint

 

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