It is currently Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:46 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 1955 Beck Fuel gauge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:43 am 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:32 am
Posts: 876
Location: SW Boston
Tag: Go Gators
Based on Dr. Johnson's revised edition ('97) it appears that all '55 dashboards had the hole for the gauge and that the VDO gauge came at coupe 53527 and Cab. 60816. Before that the Beck guage was it.
He also tells us that in the early 1950's the Beck aftermarket gauge showed 1/4 to 1 and the OEM 2 to 14. My question relates to how the gauges are labelled that the factory installed in the cars built before the switch to the VDO.
My '55 (53466) is 1/4 to 1.

Does anybody have a '55 car in the range for Beck gauges that they suspect (or even better, Know) to be correct? If so, what numbers are on it?

_________________
 KTF, member #15


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 1955 Beck Fuel gauge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:03 am 
356Talk Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:15 am
Posts: 1871
Location: Baltimore, MD
Hi Tom,

I think the late Beck gauges used through coupe 53526 and cab 60815 had FUEL and KRAFTSTOFF on them, and the 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 markings. Earlier gauges used 1952 through 1954 had earlier Beck logos, gallon markings, liter markings, or a combo gallon/liter marking, etc. Here's a photo of the late one. I believe this is the one your car has, right?


Attachments:
IMG_7991.JPG
IMG_7991.JPG [ 110.09 KiB | Viewed 559 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 1955 Beck Fuel gauge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:44 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:32 am
Posts: 876
Location: SW Boston
Tag: Go Gators
James: You are right on, that is exactly what mine looks like. I always thought that mine was most likely original so I'm glad that it is.

On another subject, I'm awaiting pictures of you driving yours. KTF, TLC


Attachments:
gas gauge '55.JPG
gas gauge '55.JPG [ 78.19 KiB | Viewed 521 times ]

_________________
 KTF, member #15


Last edited by tom coughlin on Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 1955 Beck Fuel gauge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:04 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:21 pm
Posts: 1368
Location: NE Michigan, lower penn.
53248 had the gauge James shows.

_________________
Phil Planck


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 1955 Beck Fuel gauge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:00 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:58 pm
Posts: 361
Location: Southern San Joaquin Valley, California
Original gauges (minus the hoods) #53449, May 10, '55.

Attachment:
30DSC_0211.jpg
30DSC_0211.jpg [ 370.08 KiB | Viewed 529 times ]

_________________
Spencer Harris
San Joaquin Valley, CA.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 1955 Beck Fuel gauge
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:46 pm 
356Talk Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:15 am
Posts: 1871
Location: Baltimore, MD
Hey, everyone agrees here on an authenticity question! How rare is that in the pre-A forum?! :D


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 1955 Beck Fuel gauge
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:23 am 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:32 am
Posts: 876
Location: SW Boston
Tag: Go Gators
Hot damned!

I don't know how rare it is that we all agree but I'm happy that something I long suspected and believed had to be correct is in fact correct. Tom

_________________
 KTF, member #15


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: 1955 Beck Fuel gauge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:26 pm 
356Talk Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:15 am
Posts: 1871
Location: Baltimore, MD
Tom, you can send the errata note to Brett Johnson for the next addition of his book. =D


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group