Just picked up my first jeep - a 1952 M38A1:http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll85 ... 17_439.jpg
I am an absolute rookie when it comes to working on automobiles, so please bear with me! I have already found a ton of useful information on these forums, so I am hoping someone can help me with an issue I am having....
The fuel gage only reads "empty" at all times. If you tap the back of the fuel sending unit, the needle on the gage will jump slightly. I removed the sending unit and it is all still in one piece. With the sending unit removed, I turned the ignition switch to the on position and manually raised/lowered the brass float (sending unit wass still hooked up to cable). No change on the fuel gage. I removed the cable from the sending unit, and tapped on the fuel gage itself - it jumped to read "full". When I turned the ignition switch back off, the fuel gage returned to the empty position.
Does this sould like a bad sending unit, gage, cables, or all 3?!? Or pehaps an issue with grounding?
Any and all help is appreciated!