I thought this was a pretty good idea but how accurate are they also do you know if they vent like they should? Does anyone use them? Is it worth it?
Cool....Good idea there John.
I suppose to be even more accurate, you could drain the tank at the fuel valve (there will be some gas left in the tank likely). Then mark your paint stick for empty. Add a gallon at a time (or whatever increment you care to use), marking it each time until full.
Wouldn't all these measurements depend on every fuel tank on every tractor being the exact same dimensions ?Here are the measurements to make a paint stick gas gauge.
Overall length 10 5/16 inches from the bottom to top of each mark
1 gal = 1 1/4"
2 gal = 2 1/16"
3 gal = 2 ¾"
4 gal = 3 15/32"
5 gal = 4 3/16"
6 gal = 4 7/8"
7 gal = 5 9/16"
8 gal = 6 ¼"
9 gal = 7 3/16"
10 gal = 8 1/16"
Well I hope its a straight lift float type I will soon see.You are correct, Ron. This measurements discussed here are specific to the Ford 8N/2N/9N tractors, all of which apparently use the same tank.
Dean's caps (and all of that type) are going to be inaccurate as the twist typically is constant (approx 300 degrees over the length of the float supports). They could, but do not in my experience take in to account the shape of the tank.
Just have Dean clip your's a little short, so you have a quart or so when you think you are empty.Well I hope its a straight lift float type I will soon see.
And if it gets me close to being accurate on the bottom end thats ok because I just want to get it back to the shed before she runs dry, its a pain to get it restarted after it runs empty.