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PostSubject: Guages   Sun May 20, 2012 9:33 pm

anybody know anyone who fixes guages?? gas guage mainly. also is there another year GM car that has an after market sending unit that will work in a 59 cat?
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PostSubject: Re: Guages   Mon May 21, 2012 5:11 pm

I recommend serching the forum - i remember someone wrote about a replacement, and where to get it, so it should be here somewhere Smile .
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PostSubject: Gauges   Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:47 pm

I found this place http://www.autoinstruments.com/index.html
I am going to use them to repair my fuel gauge and clock. If I can ever get them out.
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PostSubject: Re: Guages   Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:43 am

Look on ebay for 1962 stainless sending units. Theyre identical to '59 units. I've asked the guy a few times to change his listing to include 1959s but he wont. I'm sure he would have plenty of buyers

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PostSubject: Re: Guages   Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:57 pm

glpage.....sorry to take so long to reply, I've been kind of busy this spring. As was mentioned in another thread, the best way to get the gauges out is by removing the upper dash panel for access to the cluster. Here is how it is done.

1. disconnect the battery (some of those wires are hot even with the ignition switch off)
2. remove the garnish moldings on the "A" pillar on each side
3. remove the end fillers on each side of dash
4. remove the screws holding the two chrome trim strips under the leading edge of dash
5. remove the screws under these strips holding the upper dash to the lower
6. remove the four screws at the base of the windshield
7. carefully lift the upper dash panel up and back
8. unscrew the speedometer cable from the back of the cluster
9. remove and label all the wires and bulbs going into the cluster
10 place a towel over the steering column to avoid scratches
11 remove two nuts holding "dogbone" shaped clamps (3/8"?)
12 remove cluster
13 remove the gauge

I don't remember if you can get the gauge out from the back of the cluster, or you have to take the cluster apart and remove it from the front, but it will be evident once the cluster is out......John
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PostSubject: Re: Guages   Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:27 am

glpage.....another tip that I've found useful, is to paint the underside of the upper dash a light color like white or silver, while you have it off. This makes it much easier to see when you need to do minor work up under there when it's replaced. Invariably, when you put everything back together, a wire or a bulb or something else will be in the wrong place. This will make troubleshooting at least visable......John
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