The '46 Chevy fuel gauge has a chevron shaped piece of thick grayish brown paper between the two lugs on the back of the gauge. That paper piece is now brittle and needs to be replaced. Not knowing otherwise, is there anything special about that material? Can any paper of similar weight be used as a replacement?
Talked to a buddy that an electrical engineer. He said any kind of noncondutive material would work. That's what I figured beforehand, but wanted to make certain there wasn't more to it than I understood.
Progress is inching along. Some days it seems many steps forward and the the next, just as many backward. Much has been learned along the way and a lot more yet to come, no doubt.
It might be there to try to help in preventing shorting the two wires/posts on the rear of the gauge (when connecting/disconnection the wires). I think that paper was more like cardboard on my 1954 gauges.