Gas Tank Strainer & Gas Gauge

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Gas Tank Strainer & Gas Gauge

Post by wv model AA » July 12th, 2016, 12:31 pm

My Gas Gauge is not working properly. I was told that the float might be rubbing against the Gas Tank Strainer.

What's an effective way to remove the Strainer? I noticed it has four notches equally spaced.

Thoughts?
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Re: Gas Tank Strainer & Gas Gauge

Post by flatford39 » July 12th, 2016, 2:13 pm

That's actually a spark arrestor and it screws in. Chances are your float is probably not bouyant anymore and is sinking. They are pretty easy to change. Just make sure you drain the gas low enough . It comes out the front. There is a tool you need to unscrew it.

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Re: Gas Tank Strainer & Gas Gauge

Post by Neil Wilson » July 12th, 2016, 5:19 pm

wv model AA wrote:My Gas Gauge is not working properly. I was told that the float might be rubbing against the Gas Tank Strainer.

What's an effective way to remove the Strainer? I noticed it has four notches equally spaced.

Thoughts?
Vendors sell a removal tool. Good to have.
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Re: Gas Tank Strainer & Gas Gauge

Post by wv model AA » July 14th, 2016, 8:55 am

Thank You for your response. You've been a great help.
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Re: Gas Tank Strainer & Gas Gauge

Post by ModelAkid » August 16th, 2016, 9:34 pm

If you belong to a Model A club, someone is sure to have the tools to remove the gas gauge that you can borrow. If you replace the float you will also need the seal kit.
I once had a problem with the gauge arm rubbing on the strainer; it can happen. There are 2 types of strainers: one screws in and the other less common one has tabs so the strainer is only rotated a little bit to secure in place. Either one uses the same tool to remove. Dealers sell that tool, but I made my own.

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