I was called away this afternoon. My next opportunity to finish this will be Saturday morning, weather permitting. I do all the work in my driveway...literally shadetree mechanic work. During the high heat of the day, the asphalt reflects enough heat to up the normal temperature by 10+ degrees. One of these days, I'll own some property with a garage... but for now, I need to push on.
All gauges are installed and wired. One quick disconnect connection supplies power to all. This remains unconnected until I get this sender grounding resolved. As usual, one small task requires tackling two or three larger tasks before the 'quick job' can be completed. Individually, I have tested the voltmeter (new), oil pressure, temperature, fuel gauge, and tach (replaced). A big part of this was simplifying the seemingly miles of unnecessary extra wiring under the dash. Much easier to follow down a specific connection now. KISS rules!
Hopefully, Saturday morning I can simplify the job of being able to drop the rear edge of the fuel tank by modifying the bottom lip of the rear cross member to allow the skid strap attachment to clear the cross member. Need to remove the frame mounted receiver hitch, the remove the rear crossmember, drop the rear edge of the tank.... and, simply connect the ground lead spade connector! As they say, installation is the reverse of removal...with one small intermediate task... Cut away a portion of the rear crossmember lower lip to allow the tank to be dropped (next time?) without all of the drama.
Stand by for the completion of this 'quick' wiring upgrade.