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  1. Michael-71SS

    71 New Gauge Cluster Issues - Grounding?

    So I decided to bench test the other gauge, because honestly I just did the first one... Oh, NEW (Never Ever Worked). I think if OER is going to send a fuel gauge that they would make sure and let you know that the new one is INTERNALLY resisted instead of externally! Turns out, the old gauge...
  2. Michael-71SS

    71 New Gauge Cluster Issues - Grounding?

    Ok, so the odd readings when the gauge cluster is connected and key is on seems to be normal. Apparently when the gauge is connected AND you are running a resistance check at the same time, interference between the two causes some really funky readings. So note to self, only check resistance...
  3. Michael-71SS

    71 New Gauge Cluster Issues - Grounding?

    Weird gets weirder. Good meter, walked away for a few minutes and came back, retest 145 ohms with cluster disconnected. Double checked my ground for the meter, still 145 ohms which is way above the 90 ohm full mark. grabbed the old fuel gauge and connected to power and ground outside of...
  4. Michael-71SS

    71 New Gauge Cluster Issues - Grounding?

    Well, I got the battery into My Fluke - Pierced the wire by the tank to test without dropping tank 1. With Gauge cluster unplugged - 100.4 Ohms (little high for 90 ohm circuit) 1b. Key on, Gauge Cluster unplugged - 100.4 Ohms 2. Plug in Gauge cluster (key off) - drops to 30.6 Ohms 3. Turn on Key...
  5. Michael-71SS

    71 New Gauge Cluster Issues - Grounding?

    My thoughts exactly on the meter. My good Fluke's battery was dead, so I was using a charming cheapy. Gotta remember to get a 9V battery to power up the fluke again.
  6. Michael-71SS

    71 New Gauge Cluster Issues - Grounding?

    Dug around a little while longer, and even pulled out the gauge to make sure that the new gauge wasnt just bad. 58 ohms on the signal wire when the key is off Both gauges operated normally when externally powered and signal shorted to ground 12 V on + at gauge when all hooked up key on Ground...
  7. Michael-71SS

    71 New Gauge Cluster Issues - Grounding?

    Well, the Temperature gauge was an interesting one. Apparently, the old gauge had a nut on a terminal where there was no connection to the printed circuit board. Upon closer review, there is a contact that does not touch the stud on the back of the gauge which the nut contacts completing the...
  8. Michael-71SS

    71 New Gauge Cluster Issues - Grounding?

    And yes, I really hope the fuse did its job as well. I certainly didn't.
  9. Michael-71SS

    71 New Gauge Cluster Issues - Grounding?

    Oh my, I read that chart 3 times and misread it each time, you are definitely right. That is a disconnected signal wire for each of those gauges. I think my brain kept wanting to go back to a ground wire because it would have been common between the 2. Now to dig out the wiring diagram to...
  10. Michael-71SS

    71 New Gauge Cluster Issues - Grounding?

    Thanks! Yes, we use it all the time in our security camera installations. The metal makes the contact, the dielectric helps seal out the moisture to keep the contact from corroding over time. Have never run into a time where it prevented contact, but did run into a few bulb holders where the...
  11. 71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    Fresh out of the body shop with a new cowl hood after hood flew up while driving and caused a great deal of damage. "son of a gun" gray from late model F body used with black stripes and new torque thrust...the ones I wanted weren't available, so I decided the classic torque thrust would work.
  12. 71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    Fresh out of the body shop with a new cowl hood after hood flew up while driving and caused a great deal of damage. "son of a gun" gray from late model F body used with black stripes and new torque thrust...the ones I wanted weren't available, so I decided the classic torque thrust would work.
  13. 71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    Fresh out of the body shop with a new cowl hood after hood flew up while driving and caused a great deal of damage. "son of a gun" gray from late model F body used with black stripes and new torque thrust...the ones I wanted weren't available, so I decided the classic torque thrust would work.
  14. 71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    Fresh out of the body shop with a new cowl hood after hood flew up while driving and caused a great deal of damage. "son of a gun" gray from late model F body used with black stripes and new torque thrust...the ones I wanted weren't available, so I decided the classic torque thrust would work.
  15. 71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    Great new cowl induction hood. With the intake/carb combo, the old hood had a slight dent in it from too low of clearance, so the hood flying up finally kicked my butt to put on the cowl I always wanted.
  16. 71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    71 Camaro SS - Fresh Body and Paint 2020

    Fresh out of the body shop with a new cowl hood after hood flew up while driving and caused a great deal of damage. "son of a gun" gray from late model F body used with black stripes and new torque thrust...the ones I wanted weren't available, so I decided the classic torque thrust would work.
  17. Michael-71SS

    71 New Gauge Cluster Issues - Grounding?

    I found a few similar issues throughout the forum, but don't think I found one that touched my exact issue. After recovering my seats but before reinstalling them, I decided that it was high time to replace the entire dash in my 71 SS. As it normal for these, about every tab was busted on...




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