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  1. #1 Spiyda Gauge Matcher v4 
    frequent forum contributor Club Member listerjp2's Avatar
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    Well that's got to be the best 30mins I have spent fitting a device to make my Marina Fuel Gauge work with the escort sender.

    I used it setting up the resistance figures given to me from the Escort Club -

    75 ohms Empty
    50 ohms 1/4 full
    25 ohms 1/2 full
    17 ohms 3/4 full
    10 ohms Full

    Not cheap, £50 but works a treat and it now reads empty, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and full correctly.

    I would definately recommend.

    Will work on any gauge and any sender, whatever the make.

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  2. #2 Re: Spiyda Gauge Matcher v4 
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    That’s a result, how long as that device been hiding on someone’s shelves!
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    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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  3. #3 Re: Spiyda Gauge Matcher v4 
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    They appear to sell a lot and this is the upgraded v4.

    All I know it works.

    Adrian

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    That’s a result, how long as that device been hiding on someone’s shelves!
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  4. #4 Re: Spiyda Gauge Matcher v4 
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    I've got one fitted to Brum. It is ideal for her as the Alfa fuel gauge fitted works in reverse to the Escort sender, with 0 ohms being empty.
    I drained the tank then refilled a quarter tank at a time taking note of the resistance readings.
    0 - 75 ohms
    1/4 - 45 ohms
    1/2 - 27 ohms
    3/4 - 20 ohms
    4/4 - 10 ohms

    Pretty close to what you were told.
    Last edited by Blue Marlin; 16-05-2019 at 06:57 PM. Reason: extra info
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  5. #5 Re: Spiyda Gauge Matcher v4 
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    Knew I was teaching others to suck eggs but sometimes it's the obvious that gets overlooked.

    Glad it does what it says on the box.

    If you do get one watch all the YouTube videos, makes it very easy to install.

    Adrian


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    I've got one fitted to Brum. It is ideal for her as the Alfa fuel gauge fitted works in reverse to the Escort sender, with 0 ohms being empty.
    I drained the tank then refilled a quarter tank at a time taking note of the resistance readings.
    0 - 75 ohms
    1/4 - 45 ohms
    1/2 - 27 ohms
    3/4 - 20 ohms
    4/4 - 10 ohms

    Pretty close to what you were told.
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  6. #6 Re: Spiyda Gauge Matcher v4 
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    Next on the list is to get the tachometer working again.

    I went accuspark and meant that the RVI stopped working.

    This device, from the same guys, will convert my original dial to RVC.

    I will let you know how I get on.

    Smiths RVI - RVC Tachometer conversion board + calibration cable -566-

    Regards

    Adrian


    Quote Originally Posted by listerjp2 View Post
    Knew I was teaching others to suck eggs but sometimes it's the obvious that gets overlooked.

    Glad it does what it says on the box.

    If you do get one watch all the YouTube videos, makes it very easy to install.

    Adrian
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  7. #7 Re: Spiyda Gauge Matcher v4 
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    Cheers for that, very interesting. I'll be looking into this very soon! Gareth.
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    You need to stop making things work Adrian, makes some of us feel inadequate
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    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    Just a reminder, I cut out the Ford sender and soldered in a Marina sender. A bit of jiggling to get the float swing right and I now have a full scale fuel gauge.
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