Now I need to find one stripped down in a Champ during a resto before the covering goes on.
I've seen several now in restorations, but none very clear or without the instrument panel in the way. The following link to a Champ resto is the best one but there was no rear view. In all of them the neck and gauge are quite far apart and on my tank they're close together(4 inches) with the gauge well forward....http://www.bedrockaero.com/2015/12/07/104/
I also added 3 more photos to the Craigslist link. Two are endoscope photos of inside the tank of the brass float ball and the gauge wheel revealing the volume increment details. The third shot is of a commercial grade modeling clay dam I made around the gauge making a reservoir for weak acid in an attempt to leach away at the corrosion binding the threads. Still soaking after 2 days...https://houston.craigslist.org/clt/d/an ... 52883.html
It also occurred to me to send a few photos to the Aeronca Museum to see what they think? Sometimes I'm abit slow...
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