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Gas dip stick gauge

Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:15 am

Sometime back I saw that someone made up a wood dip stick with markings to measure the gas in the Farmall Cub tank. Do we have measurements on how to mark such a stick? I'd like to have one in the barn....

Dick B

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:21 am

Put your marks at these distances
1 gallon = 1 3/4"
2 gallon = 2 5/8"
3 gallon = 3 7/16"
4 gallon= 4 5/16"
5 gallon = 5 5/16"
6 gallon = 6 1/4"
7 gallon = 7 1/2"
Full= 9"

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:05 am

Barnyard..... is your 7 gallon marking intended to be 7 1/2"?

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:12 am

Yes 7 1/2. I will correct that, thanks!

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:40 pm

Barnyard wrote:Put your marks at these distances
1 gallon = 1 3/4"
2 gallon = 2 5/8"
3 gallon = 3 7/16"
4 gallon= 4 5/16"
5 gallon = 5 5/16"
6 gallon = 6 1/4"
7 gallon = 7 1/2"
Full= 9"
Watch out everybody I think Barnyard is playing a trick on us :shock: . I'm thinking he's in cahoots with some big gas company! I tried making a measuring stick with these measurements and every time I turn the cub upside down and open the fuel tank all the fuel runs out before I can get the stick in to measure how much is there. I think I'm going put the "1 gallon" mark 1-3/4" from the bottom of the stick and work my way up to "Full" at 9" like this;

Full = 9"
7 gal = 7-1/2"
6 gal = 6-1/4"
5 gal = 5-5/16"
4 gal = 4-5/16"
3 gal = 3-7/16"
2 gal = 2-5/8"
1 gal = 1-3/4"

:wink: :D :lol:

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:54 pm

Scrivet wrote:
Barnyard wrote:Put your marks at these distances
1 gallon = 1 3/4"
2 gallon = 2 5/8"
3 gallon = 3 7/16"
4 gallon= 4 5/16"
5 gallon = 5 5/16"
6 gallon = 6 1/4"
7 gallon = 7 1/2"
Full= 9"
Watch out everybody I think Barnyard is playing a trick on us :shock: . I'm thinking he's in cahoots with some big gas company! I tried making a measuring stick with these measurements and every time I turn the cub upside down and open the fuel tank all the fuel runs out before I can get the stick in to measure how much is there. I think I'm going put the "1 gallon" mark 1-3/4" from the bottom of the stick and work my way up to "Full" at 9" like this;

Full = 9"
7 gal = 7-1/2"
6 gal = 6-1/4"
5 gal = 5-5/16"
4 gal = 4-5/16"
3 gal = 3-7/16"
2 gal = 2-5/8"
1 gal = 1-3/4"

:wink: :D :lol:

Man Scrivet, and everybody thinks I have too much time on my hands. :lol:
But, anyway, you should end up with something like this.
Image

However, drawing that little Cub on there with a pencil takes a little time. :)

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:30 pm

Barnyard wrote:...........
Man Scrivet, and everybody thinks I have too much time on my hands. :lol:
But, anyway, you should end up with something like this.
Image

However, drawing that little Cub on there with a pencil takes a little time. :)
Actually it is Scrivet who has too much time on his hands. At least on a rainy Sunday.

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:21 pm

Be aware that you can still have up to 3/4 of an inch in the tank on level ground and be out of fuel. I mark my stick with a empty mark at 3/4 of an inch.

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:20 am

So, Barnyard, that was one heck of a nice stick you made up with the Cub image. I like that! Looks like I'll make a visit to the paint dept. down at big-orange and use one of those mixing sticks. The dimensions given were for the Serial Numbered Farmall Cubs? Such as would be my 1955 Red Farmall beauty? Not the low boy?

What do you use for marking that won't dissolve in the fuel? Magic marker? Enamel paint? Black ink?

Sure looking forward to not staring down the hole and saying: Full up, almost? All out, almost? Uhhhh??

Thanks much.

DickB

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:14 am

DickB wrote:The dimensions given were for the Serial Numbered Farmall Cubs? Such as would be my 1955 Red Farmall beauty? Not the low boy?



Dick, the image Bill posted has markings on the bottom for the more recent numbered series cub loboys such as the models 154, 184, etc. The top side is for all Cub tractors from 1947-1979 and all Loboys from 1955-1968. Gas tank sizes did not change.

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:59 am

Been using the same gauge on the '63 and the '57 before it. It's a Power-Craft combination wrench that fits the bolt for the bail adjustment lever on the f/h. Also handy for pushing the latch (f/h) closed. When not being used, it resides on the the pto lever. Just stick the round end in the tank and eyeball it. Have used the hand crank too.

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:38 am

I like the measuring sticks, wish someone would come up with one for the Super A---140. I have mentioned before that my current gas gauge is a maple stick we picked up somewhere, about 2' long. Took a feed sack string and tied on the end, made a loop, and it hangs from a nail under the shelter. Just wipe off and insert in the tank, anything over about an inch of gas on the stick is usually good for small jobs, 3-4" is usually good for big ones...

Al

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:36 pm

Well, this was a low cost tractor project -- a first at that! Went to Home D. where they had two lengths of stirring sticks. Both were nicely thick. The longer one was for deeper containers. I like the longer for the fuel level stick because a) it won't fall in the tank, and b) when hung on the wall by a chunk of wire through a hole in the handle it is visible--I won't go wandering all over wondering where it is. The smaller one, for now, I've stuck in the tool box.
fuel level 1.JPG
fuel level 1.JPG (67.29 KiB) Viewed 437 times

and here's a comparison of the two...
fuel level 2.JPG
fuel level 2.JPG (34.8 KiB) Viewed 437 times


Thanks, Barnyard!

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:45 pm

Dick, that Looks like a usable solution to me. By the way, as for the ink on my sticks, they were machine made so I don't know what type ink was used, but it is the same as Rick Prentice's sticks so they should hold up.

Re: Gas dip stick gauge

Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:32 pm

I marked Barnyard's measurements on a plain paint stick and then using an old hand miter saw cut slots across about a 1/16" deep. Then took a Sharpie and filled in the slots. Even if the Sharpie line was a bit wider than the slot width, it is always readable to the cut area. This same stick has been used for about six years and shows little or no deterioration of color at the Sharpie marked areas.
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