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#2446920 - 02/05/18 01:12 PM 71 A-Body fuel pickup tube/sending unit - whats the BEST?
cal_gecko Offline
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I'm tired of my fuel gauge not being accurate, and this weekend, the sending unit seal started leaking.. .so it's time for a replacement. I'm currently using one that I bought new a few years back (don't remember from where).. it's a single tube (no fuel return line). Who's got the best one out there? 71 Swinger.


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#2446933 - 02/05/18 01:35 PM Re: 71 A-Body fuel pickup tube/sending unit - whats the BEST? [Re: cal_gecko]
71birdJ68 Offline
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Call Dixie Restorations. If anybody has one that will work right, it would be them, but that doesn't mean that they have it anymore


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#2447017 - 02/05/18 04:29 PM Re: 71 A-Body fuel pickup tube/sending unit - whats the BEST? [Re: 71birdJ68]
cal_gecko Offline
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Originally Posted By 71birdJ68
Call Dixie Restorations. If anybody has one that will work right, it would be them, but that doesn't mean that they have it anymore


Thanks ... I checked their site... looks like they only deal with GM stuff frown
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#2447031 - 02/05/18 04:48 PM Re: 71 A-Body fuel pickup tube/sending unit - whats the BEST? [Re: cal_gecko]
cal_gecko Offline
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Originally Posted By cal_gecko
Originally Posted By 71birdJ68
Call Dixie Restorations. If anybody has one that will work right, it would be them, but that doesn't mean that they have it anymore


Thanks ... I checked their site... looks like they only deal with GM stuff frown


well.. apparently https://www.dixierestorationdepot.com/ and http://www.dixierestorationparts.com/ are very different sites wink
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#2447044 - 02/05/18 05:18 PM Re: 71 A-Body fuel pickup tube/sending unit - whats the BEST? [Re: cal_gecko]
mopars4ever Offline
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Honestly I would look for a NOS one. I think the part number is 4051004.

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#2447112 - 02/05/18 07:38 PM Re: 71 A-Body fuel pickup tube/sending unit - whats the BEST? [Re: cal_gecko]
ScottSmith_Harms Offline
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Agreed, NOS (and good luck finding one). ALL if the reproductions I've seen are junk. Sad but true.

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#2447165 - 02/05/18 08:44 PM Re: 71 A-Body fuel pickup tube/sending unit - whats the BEST? [Re: cal_gecko]
71birdJ68 Offline
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Did you actually call them? They have way more than the web site shows.

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#2447486 - 02/06/18 02:51 PM Re: 71 A-Body fuel pickup tube/sending unit - whats the BEST? [Re: cal_gecko]
mopars4ever Offline
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Also use a NOS lock ring also as the aftermarket ones are flimsy.

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