Fuel Tank Removal & Installation

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dave t
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Re: Fuel Tank Removal & Installation

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bobs1962 wrote:The tank wasn't bad, but the hoses were. The next guy will find this to his liking. Don't be too pissed at me for doing this.
Also, I did install a plug in the bottom of the tank.
Whats the resistance value of the pot on the sending unit. Mine seems erratic and I'd like to replace just the resistor. I don't need (or want) a 55 dollar unit replacement, do I?

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bobs1962 wrote:The tank wasn't bad, but the hoses were. The next guy will find this to his liking. Don't be too pissed at me for doing this.
Also, I did install a plug in the bottom of the tank.
Whats the resistance value of the pot on the sending unit. Mine seems erratic and I'd like to replace just the resistor. I don't need (or want) a 55 dollar unit replacement, do I?
the sending unit is not available as a replalacable unit. try to clean it with brake cleaner. often that works. if you do re-use it. replace the filter sock. they are suposed to just press on but i have had them fall off. i use a small finger wipe of jb weld to secure them. jb weld does not get eaten by the fuel.

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Re: Fuel Tank Removal & Installation

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Plenty of replacement senders available. I just ordered this one for $34 with free shipping (important these days): https://www.ebay.com/itm/362969667238 I haven't dropped my tank yet, but I was originally planning to reuse the original sender. That would be minimum $14 for a new sock/strainer and $5 for the seal & lock ring, and so for barely twice as much I get all that included with a new sender, seems like a no-brainer.

WM.com sells a tank strap for $15: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Agility-Fuel ... /680296874

I got a quart of Red Kote for my tank. Anyone here use that and care to comment?
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:goodpost: :ty:

APPARENTLY THIS EBAY VENDOR IS HALF THE COST OF CLARK'S. APPEARS TO BE THE SAME ITEM, BUT I HAVE NOT PURCHASED ONE (YET) SO I HAVE NO FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE...

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Image Vans Auto LLC TOTAL $34.00 FREE SHIPPING :woo:

65 66 67 68 69 Corvair Stainless Steel Gas Fuel Tank Sending Unit 1969 1968 New
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:link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/362969667238
MORE CORVAIR ITEMS... :link: https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_ssn=va ... r&_sacat=0
Seller information...
vansautollc (176863 )
99.6% Positive feedback
More than 10 available
18 sold
each bid is for 1 new reproduction stainless steel sending unit with 5/16 inch line. comes with brass float, filter and lock ring and seal and ground wire.

We Specialize in Fuel tanks and sending units as well as turn signal cams and switches for Mopars, Olds, Pontiac, Buick, Chevy, Cadillac, Ford, Mercury, Jeep, Dodge, Plymouth, Chrysler, AMC, and International. Deal in all parts from late 30s till present.

Image TOTAL: $63.50 PLUS SHIPPING

Part number C847: 65-69 STAINLESS GAS TANK SENDER UNIT ** GKT-C155,RETAINER-C156,STRAINER-C261*
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Catalog Page(s): 69(2)
Price: $ 48.00

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Part number C261: 60-65 GAS TANK STRAINER (FITS 60-69)

Weight: 0 lbs 2 oz
Catalog Page(s): 69(2A)
Price: $ 7.95



Part number C155: GAS TANK SENDER UNIT GASKET 61-69

Weight: 0 lbs 2 oz
Catalog Page(s): 69(3)
Price:
1 - 1 $ 3.60


Part number C156: GAS TANK SENDER UNIT RETAINER 61-69

Weight: 0 lbs 4 oz
Catalog Page(s): 69(1)
Price:
1 - 1 $ 3.95
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erco
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Re: Fuel Tank Removal & Installation

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Will advise quality & fit after I receive mine.

Same seller, same $34 for EMs: https://www.ebay.com/itm/363005518195

Same seller but $60 for 1960: https://www.ebay.com/itm/401451731107

Different seller, $34.80 for LMs: https://www.ebay.com/itm/273125567447

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Re: Fuel Tank Removal & Installation

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My sender arrived today from ebay seller vans auto. Well packed in the box, lots of crumpled newspaper for padding. It looks great, exactly like their photo, and came with a new strainer/filter, lock ring and rubber gasket. I bench tested the resistance and got good values, empty was 0 ohms and full was 85 ohms, so I'd say it's a keeper. Nowhere near ready to install it though, so I can't comment on actual function yet.

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