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post #1 of 7 Old 03-29-2020, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Equus 7361 2" Fuel Level Gauge

Anyone ever install a Equus 7361 in their 76-86 CJ? Specs say it has the same ohms full/empty as the factory gauge (73 ohm empty, 10 ohms full). My oem style replica chicom junk omix-ada fuel level gauge is dead, AGAIN. Confirmed 100% death. Sender good. Wiring good. I want something better than omix-ada junk. I'm also tired of having to contort myself into unnatural shapes to get at the factory fuel level gauge. I would buy a Speed-hut gauge package, but I'm planning a Holley EFI digital dash down the road instead, to match my terminator system. It'll do fuel level too, but I need a solution right now.

I ordered one of those Equus 7361 gauges and I'm hoping it will fit in the hole where the factory voltmeter currently resides. Our factory volt/oil pressure gauges are 2" diameter correct? Google said so, just would like to confirm here, if possible. Worst case, I'll cut a new hole in the dash, but would rather not.

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A quick search says the dash is set up for a 2" gauge

https://www.morris4x4center.com/volt...kaAhwXEALw_wcB

You could always make a little bracket and mount it under the dash temporarily if it did not fit and you did not want to cut the dash. I have a piece of ABS plastic on the front of my dash where a Autometer digital speedometer/tachometer mounts over the large dash hole and four 2-1/16" gauges mount under the dash. I did not want to cut the dash and I am going to make a custom dash...well one of these days. Some of the Autometer fuel gauges are programmable for different sending units. I started with the original Jeep sending unit and then I moved to a VDO reed switch vertical sending unit and just made a calibration change to the fuel gauge and I was good to go.
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I used to work at an auto parts store where we sold these equus gauges, and we did a lot of returns on them for failing. Not a very good quality of gauge IMHO. Maybe you will have better luck with them. This was also several years ago, so maybe their quality control has gone up.


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Thanks. I don't expect much for $17, but we'll see. Autometer makes one that even says Jeep on it for $65. I bet that one works good, but this is just temporary till I can save up the $700 I need for a Holley digital dash.

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Speedway has a pair of 2" for 24 bucks that are 73-10 ohm if that one fails.


https://www.speedwaymotors.com/shop/...m_range:223782
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Speedway has a pair of 2" for 24 bucks that are 73-10 ohm if that one fails.


https://www.speedwaymotors.com/shop/...m_range:223782
Nice. Made by Omega Kustom Instrument Co. in the USA. I like that. Thanks!

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This evokes a Believe it or not, I once worked for Skinnymutt aka Greyhound Bus and on their buses in the 70's and earlier the MCI coaches weren't equipped with a fuel gauge. This made things rather dicey during tour and charter operations.

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