Caught a ride into work today - gauge voltage regulator died.

The Galaxie’s temp and fuel gauges use a voltage regulator/reducer that drops 12V to 5.7V. When they fail, they send 12V straight through, which makes the gauges peg out and is almost certainly hard on them. Which is what happened on the way to work Friday. Replacement from autoparts store Saturday was bad-in-box (this one was only a year and a half old), new one should be here today.


“But Ramblin’”, you’d say. “Why aren’t you driving the Rover or the Benz to work?” Well, the Benz needs a vacuum pump, inspection, and tag renewal, and I’d need to pump up the carb on the Rover, so...

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