Does the face come off of a 73 small fuel gauge?

Discussion in 'Gauge Marks' started by Lynd McCormick, May 16, 2018.

  1. Lynd McCormick

    Lynd McCormick Member

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    My fuel gauge seems to have gone tits up. I found another gauge but it's off of a newer second gen and says "unleaded fuel only" on it. Can a run of the mill DIY guy like me pull off the face and swap it! This is the small 2" stock 1973 gauge.
     
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    The hard part is pulling the needle off, and putting it back on (It's not indexed). I'm sure the pros have a better way to do it, but I just pinch it with my thumb and index finger with even pressure on each side. Sort of pry it off with your fingernails against the gauge face. It may take a fair amount of force. It must be pulled STRAIGHT off. It's a bit risky.
     

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