Anyone know if the WD's originally came with a gas cap that had a float mechanism to indicate fuel level? Mine has one, and Dad says it was on it when he purchased it in the early 70's.
Mine is missing the glass tube that the indicator rises up and down in. It all still works fine, but without the glass tube, the rod for the indicator acts like a wick for rainwater into the gas tank. I'm constantly having to empty the sediment bowl.
Anybody know where I can get a replacement glass tube? It sits in a rubber grommet on top of the gas cap and looks to need to be about 1 inch in diameter (I.D), and about 2 1/4 inches high (when the float is all the way up, ie. full, the indicator is about 2 1/8 inches above the rubber grommet in the cap. Also, there looks to be 3 screw holes in the cap, around the rubber grommet, perhaps to secure the glass tube to the gas cap?
I see replacement gas caps on ebay, but they are just solid plain caps. Even though the chrome on mine is badly rusted, I'd like to repair it or replace it with like kind. I've gotten used to being able to see how much gas I have in the tank at just a glance.
Any information, suggestions, etc any of you may offer would be much appreciated. Thanks!