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    Sydney, Australia
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    Shooting, fishing, herping, working on the Stang.

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  1. It was back to not working again so I began trouble shooting yesterday. Took out the instrument panel and checked for a short between the instrument posts and the body pf the panel. Nuts were loose on one gauge but not shorting. Tightened them and tried it but no good. I had the original CVR that I changed when trouble shooting two years ago so I put that in. FIXED!!!. It was the cheap dodgy Chinese rubbish CVR. The 50 year old one works a treat. The Midlife harness makes it so easy to work on the panel. The loom is long enough I can have the panel right out and still have it connected. That alone makes it a great mod. Thanks for the help guys
  2. I'd be happy to contribute if that would solve the problem.
  3. Drove the stang to the shops today and planned on trouble shooting the gauges when I got home. Got in the car to drive home and they are working again. I have the take the dash out to sort out the GPS tracker that has an issue so I will change the CVR while it's out. I have a spare so worth a try. I love intermittent faults. they're the best!
  4. There is speculation in Australia that the unleaded fuel is causing the issue. Some say it is particularly with BP 97oct. My float looked fine but had a pin hole in the solder. I will try a plastic one next time it happens.
  5. The fuel sender float seems to be the norm. Happened to me and MAC390.
  6. Hi Mikee, yes. They use the two top bolts on the shock tower plus another I added. I thought that would give it the most rigidity.
  7. Will try that on the weekend. Thanks
  8. Thanks Bob, I already have this harness. Installed in 2027 when converted to RHD. A great mod. I also spent half an hour on the phone with him troubleshooting the problem when it happened back then.
  9. I have your dash harness so have crimped this myself. Is it possible it is in the ignition switch?
  10. Though I'd share the Monte Carlo Bar I made. I thought the 'off the shelf' ones looked a little flimsy. I had some spare 1" pipe and some brackets of my old boat (cavitation plate adjustment). Worked out pretty well. I can screw the end fitting out to take the load off the Export Brace. Makes fitting that pretty easy now.
  11. bigmal

    Gas Tank Pressure

    Thanks for that. I will look into getting one of these.
  12. Seriously, this car is doing my head in. When I first changed to right hand drive 18 months ago the fuel, oil and temp gauges would not work. Fitted a new Constant Voltage Regulator (CVR)…...still no good. After lots of trouble shooting and help from Midlife it turned out to be the terminal posts of the fuel gauge touching the instrument casing and shorting the three gauges. About 6 months ago the gauges stopped working again. After a few weeks I took a day off work to pull the dash and replace the CVR and see if there was another short circuit. I went to move the car and all gauges were working again and did so until today. I tried thumping the dash and that didn't help. My question...…..is there something else that these three gages have in common that may be the cause before I pull the dash? Also, is there any particular CVR that is better than others?
  13. bigmal

    Gas Tank Pressure

    Thanks Brian, I have made a paper gasket to see how it goes. If it leaks I will try your idea with the hole.
  14. bigmal

    Gas Tank Pressure

    Hi, I am not sure what you mean by a twist so I have attached a photo of mine. Under the cork it is a flat surface so it appears the only venting is from the notch.
  15. bigmal

    Gas Tank Pressure

    I was driving yesterday in 41deg (C) and noticed the gas tank was pressurised. The vent/dent is there but I also have a cork seal that is fitted that covers the dent. Is there meant to be a seal here? I think mine may be blocking the vent.