Model A Gauge Replacement

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mike newall
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Model A Gauge Replacement

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Friend is about to replace a gauge in a Champ.

Any top tips to keep it sealed etc ?

Gauge coming from Wag Aero and getting the tools elsewhere.
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Re: Model A Gauge Replacement

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Even after everything is loosened up, sometimes they are hard to get out do to bends in the float rod. There are You Tube Video's on line that your friend can watch though.

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Just reporting in as 'the friend'. The old gauge was a bear to remove, having to be ground off extremely carefully, but as only the interior thread had to be preserved, it worked. The replacement gauges have markings that are differently placed on the arc, though of course it's just a case of getting used to it after calibration - and it is only an indication: useful to know that the wing tanks have dropped.
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