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 Posted: Jun 13, 2017 05:02AM
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Did you check the voltage stabilizer located behind the speedo?

If it's either wired backwards or damaged, it will give you a false reading. That was the problem with mine.

Miguel

 Posted: Jun 12, 2017 05:05AM
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Near Cleveland, Akron..

If Robin was here I bet he would be so happy to take a look at this:

 Posted: Jun 11, 2017 04:20AM
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What town is the Moke in? Perhaps someone close by could come over and help. If you're close to Columbus then bring it to the Mini Meet. Lots of folks there would be glad to jump in and help.

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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 Posted: Jun 10, 2017 09:44AM
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i think confirmed have to drop the tank.. the hole in the front pontoon like panel not big enough to access the float that way.
mechanic says he ruled out all other issues and down to the float.. just trying to get some help doing this task

 Posted: Jun 9, 2017 12:45PM
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Any updates? Curious if it was the float or what. Also, if you got the tank out.

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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 Posted: Jun 4, 2017 02:03PM
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Thanks Peter for clearing that up. I had forgotten about the two top screws that also hold the tank in. Made me look at one of my spare tanks in storage and there's definitely 4 brackets per tank. Anyway, I just reread this post from the beginning and I am wondering if the unit is bad or not? If the float was bad it would read empty all the time because the float would sink. Perhaps you only have a wire that's off or bad? Might try checking that first. At any rate, you can always just open the cap and look to see how much gas you have...oh the beauty of a Little Wheel Moke!

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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 Posted: Jun 4, 2017 11:57AM
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Mine was built in 65 - after you take off the cover plate on the bottom, then you have the two top bolts going into the top brackets of the tank, and the side support bracket with two bolts. Then don't forget to take off the fuel line and the sender wire, which you should test before starting, along with the gauge.

Peter - 20 Minis in past, 65 UK Moke undergoing restoration, 63 Healey, 01 BMW M Coupe.  email:  prbraun1@gmail.com

 

 Posted: Jun 3, 2017 10:01AM
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thank you.. i will see if he can do it. it is a 1967

 Posted: Jun 3, 2017 09:26AM
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I don't know about seat belt anchors as I have never had seat belts in my Moke. Well, at least, not factory. Yours must be a 67 or 68. At any rate, you are looking at one bolt holding the seat belt to the inner wall of the body where the tank is. As far as "support beams"...never heard of or seen any beams under a Moke. The only thing under the Moke gas tank is a metal panel about 11"wide and maybe 24" long? Take this off and you can drop the tank. That is, after you take the other 2 screws out of the side wall that hold it in.

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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 Posted: Jun 3, 2017 04:19AM
 Edited:  Jun 3, 2017 08:35AM
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my brother in law is trying to help me.. he says we have to

  • - take off seaT bolt anchors inside car
  • - put car on jacks or ramps
  • - remove support beams from under car
  • - then drop tank

i am hoping that is not accurate

 Posted: Jun 2, 2017 07:57PM
 Edited:  Jun 2, 2017 08:03PM
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There should be a large cover on the bottom of the left pontoon just under the tank. Unbolt it, take out the two screws on the sloped side of the pontoon and it should drop out the bottom. Easy peasey!

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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 Posted: Jun 2, 2017 05:46PM
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i am trying to understand.. I took the first pontoon type door off on the left side.. the hole to the tank seems too small to  accomplish this task that way. am i correct?

 Posted: Jun 2, 2017 02:49PM
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Considering you will open a sizeable hole in the side of the tank, I'd try to do it with the tank empty. There should be a drain plug in the bottom. Dropping a UK Moke tank is a very easy job. My guess is that it would take you longer to work thru that small access hole removing the sending unit than to drop the tank. That is, unless you are a gynecologist. Anyway, I doubt the sending unit would fit thru that hole. I think the hole is only there so you can hook and unhook the wires when you are taking the tank out or putting it in.

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 Posted: Jun 2, 2017 09:04AM
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should i try this with the tank full or almost empty

 Posted: Jun 2, 2017 08:31AM
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thank you.. i hope this works on mine.. otherwise i am going to live with a non-working fuel gauge

 Posted: Jun 2, 2017 08:05AM
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In the left hand side compartment that is in front of the tank.  This picture was taken from inside that compartment, facing rearward.  Of course, the fuel tank is actually not in place at the moment...  It will be soon, because I will need it to get to MME2017!

--trying to set a record for the longest Mini restoration ever!
 Posted: Jun 2, 2017 07:45AM
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where would this be located.. side, top, under car? etc?

 Posted: Jun 2, 2017 07:31AM
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I have an Aussy Moke, so this might not apply... But on mine, there is a large hole where the wire connects to the sending unit.  I think I could take the sending unit out through the hole, as it is about the same size as the sending unit.

Like I said, English Moke probably a lot different...

--trying to set a record for the longest Mini restoration ever!
 Posted: Jun 2, 2017 05:03AM
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always reads full. even when not really full!

i can look in the tank obviously from time to time to check level but would like gauge to work.  already ruled out electrical and switch issues.. most likely the float.. 

i have a new float.. was looking at the job.. is it really that involved.. taking out the seat belt brackets, undersupport beams, dropping tank, replacing float... putting back together..

is that the process or is there an easier process?  thank you.