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King Seeley Gas Gauge
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Greenfield
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On a King Seeley gas gauge, how does the capillary tubing connect to the head unit? Mine is disconnected, but at the top of the head unit is a brass fitting with a small tubular extension coming out. Does the capillary tube slide into that then everything tightened for a compression fit?

Also, anyone know a supplier for King Seeley fluid? I understand a fluid with a precise specific gravity and resistance to fading is in order.

Posted on: 9/18 14:38
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Here is a place that sells the fluid. https://straight-eight.com/product/kin ... son-fuel-gauge-red-fluid/

I do not know if Packard followed this layout or had exactly these parts but here is a generic bit from an old Motors Manual on the gauge operation.

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Posted on: 9/18 15:22
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Thanks. I was able to get the old fitting off the head unit, and after inspecting I concluded the tube was part of the fitting and therefore, Max Merritt will be receiving $60 from me for a replacement line. Very interesting this hydro-static gauge. Looks like the industry only used them 5 years then went to electric sending units.

Posted on: 9/18 16:47
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[i]Looks like the industry only used them 5 years then went to electric sending units.

For good reason, might have been better if they had abandoned the idea 5 years earlier.

Posted on: 9/18 21:40
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The best part of this design is that Ukrainian hackers can't hack it and plant malware in it.

Posted on: 9/19 5:41
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BTW, Straight Eight sells just the small ferrule that is soldered in place. No need to run the whole line.

Posted on: 9/19 7:54
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