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Old 12-22-2007, 04:26 PM
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Custom Aluminum Fuel Cell Problem

I ordered this custom tank from alumiworx. Dave the owner was supposed to have included a sending unit with the tank. When I got the tank it had no hole for a sending unit. It did have 3 1" OD holes (fuel outlet, fuel return, and vent) and one 3" hole for fuel intake. Any suggestions on how to proceed here? Do I need to have a machine shop make a hole for the sending unit? Where do I get a sending unit that will work for this size tank? Any help will be appreciated.

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Old 12-22-2007, 06:52 PM
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You must match the sending unit to your fuel gauge ... ohms to ohms
Sending units come in different lenghts and are hung right or left. I would determine which fuel gauge I was going to use ... how many ohms the range ... the depth of my fuel tank and then cut the hole to match the sending unit ...



Go here for a better explanation ... it is a page from the Speedway Motors catalog.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/7850...0fuel%20sender



I had to do this same thing on my original 32 Ford fuel tank ... Nothing to it

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Old 12-23-2007, 07:30 PM
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fuel guage.......

hi,napa has a nice adjustable sending unit,with its own guage,about $35.00,works great.,lay the gasket on the tank,magic marker the inside diameter of gasket. take a hole saw and cut the size hole you need.use a vacum cleaner as you cut,and then take a piece of 5/8 in dia hose,tape it to vacum hose,and clean inside of tank. drill 6 holes using gasket as a template,and youre good to go,
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Doesn't he owe you one? Make him send it to you.
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Old 12-24-2007, 06:27 AM
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"Doesn't he owe you one? Make him send it to you."

You're right, and ALUMIWORX may do that, but in the meantime I am making plans on what to do if he doesn't. Believe me if he doesn't come through I'll let everyone on this board and all the other boards I'm a member off know about it.
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Great, but if he doesn't all you need is a hole saw and drill bits. I was a Johnson outboard mechanic for 20 years and they are the same in boats. I have installed many custom tanks and fuel senders. As someone said just make sure the sender matches the gauge.
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Also if you do install it yourself notice most have 5 unevenly spaced screws,so make sure and line up the sender float arm in your tank before drilling holes.
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:35 AM
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Hey Deuce,

Very nice looking chassis.
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I custom build a lot of fuel tanks. I get my sending units from Classic. You do have to match the sending unit to the gauge. Ohm readings. Most all of them use a 1 1/2" hole and I just use a hole saw to put it in the tank. Those sending units are universal and will work with most any size tank.

http://classicinstruments.com/

If I can help you out let me know.

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