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Sure enough, I have the one out of the 90 suburban cluster I am using for the electric Speedo and tach. Looks pretty darn identical to your pic and is in perfect shape. Little bit of dust on it, but otherwise cherry. I can drop it in the mail tomorrow morning if you want. It’s pretty small, probably would fit in USPS priority box?
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I might have one that you can have for the cost of shipping too. It would probably get to you next day, since I'm just a little bit south of you. I think I have two or three different ones, including the one in my truck right now since I'm going to a tach cluster.
I probably would have taken you up on that since you are so much closer. But I've worked out a deal with dsteel, and will be sticking to it. If however that changes I'll be in touch. Thanks.
 

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Sure enough, I have the one out of the 90 suburban cluster I am using for the electric Speedo and tach. Looks pretty darn identical to your pic and is in perfect shape. Little bit of dust on it, but otherwise cherry. I can drop it in the mail tomorrow morning if you want. It’s pretty small, probably would fit in USPS priority box?
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The only real difference is pictures instead of E & F. See my previous post. and thanks again for the offer, it just came a little bit to late.
 

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The only real difference is pictures instead of E & F. See my previous post. and thanks again for the offer, it just came a little bit to late.
ok, no worries. I just thought you needed it now and he wasn't able to send it until next week.
 

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I wanted to let everyone know that is following this thread, I purchased @dsteelejr fuel gauge, it arrived to today in great shape today. I'm hopeful that I will get to install it in the next few days, but I want to do a couple other things while I'm in there and I have a deadline to meet on a farm project so it might get delayed. While I had a fire under my butt to fix it when it first happened in the long run the most important thing is that I get it done correctly and get other issues taken care of while I'm in there. If I get rolling on it this weekend I'll post a thread another thread on it cause I know you can't wait to see in my dash :)
 

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Don't touch the needle. Super delicate & break easily.
I second that warning about the needle being fragile. They are apparently made of spun sugar and low self-esteem.

I carefully set mine on the bench, but one of my test leads bumped the needle and it "fell to pieces" like a Southern lady at a wake.

The replacement I bought from LMC (a 1981 type) has been fine. (Still not very useful, of course, until I fix the float in my gas tank that sticks at 5/8 full. ...)

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I second that warning about the needle being fragile. They are apparently made of spun sugar and low self-esteem.

I carefully set mine on the bench, but one of my test leads bumped the needle and it "fell to pieces" like a Southern lady at a wake.

The replacement I bought from LMC (a 1981 type) has been fine. (Still not very useful, of course, until I fix the float in my gas tank that sticks at 5/8 full. ...)

BR
If you weren't already aware of this, there is a resistor on the back of the fuel gauge, if bad it will prevent the gauge from reading full.
 

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