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Anyone restore fuel tank sending units? #2733851
01/17/20 11:04 AM
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Based on some feedback I've received, today's fuel tank sending units are not reliable/as good as originals. Here are a couple of pics of my original sending units. The copper point/tip has worn over the years and now is impacting the ohm resistance. Anyone repair originals or know if there are rebuild kits available?

If I need to replace with a new one... any recommendations on brand?

fuel Sending Unit_3.JPGFuel Sending Unit.JPG
Re: Anyone restore fuel tank sending units? [Re: vinnyd76] #2733859
01/17/20 11:49 AM
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Dad used these guys for his Pontiac sending unit, expensive but worth it when nothing else is available.

https://www.bobsspeedometer.com/1/120/index.asp


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Re: Anyone restore fuel tank sending units? [Re: vinnyd76] #2733888
01/17/20 12:56 PM
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I’d fix that yourself. Solder it up, then use nail file to shape.

Re: Anyone restore fuel tank sending units? [Re: BDW] #2733933
01/17/20 03:12 PM
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Agree. Fix it or have it fixed.

See the three links in the post below for repairing info.
https://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopa...nding-unit.450810/page-2#post-1972789574

Re: Anyone restore fuel tank sending units? [Re: Mattax] #2734077
01/18/20 08:20 AM
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You can fix that yourself. Solder is ok but very soft. Id solder a small piece of copper into the hole and then file the shape. Probably a 18th inch piece of 12 or 14 guage solid wire.

Look closely and you can probably take the arm off easily and then get the wiper to the bench for access.

I've used a company called Sending Unit Repair and Rebuild. Results are hit and miss.

Last edited by ruderunner; 01/18/20 08:21 AM.
Re: Anyone restore fuel tank sending units? [Re: ruderunner] #2734304
01/18/20 08:37 PM
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One of the posts on A bodies board listed, the guy soldered a brass nail in the hole. that or a small brass screw would probably last a lot longer than the solder by itself work beer

Re: Anyone restore fuel tank sending units? [Re: TJP] #2734318
01/18/20 09:17 PM
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I wonder how a copper pop rivet would work?

Re: Anyone restore fuel tank sending units? [Re: Sniper] #2734788
01/20/20 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Sniper
I wonder how a copper pop rivet would work?


I was wondering the same thing, but thinking brass.

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