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Old 07-05-2003, 11:07 AM
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Red face Fuel sender/pick-up

Ok folks heres a little problem I've got. I'm building a '46 Chevy Panel truck and had to have a custom fuel tank built for it. Hey the tank is made of stainless steel, 23 gal. and the price was right (free). Can't argue with that.
Now the problem, I can find senders to fit it with no problem, but I can't find a pickup or a combo sender/pick-up for it. I know there used to be univerisal pick-up senders made but I can't locate anyone that makes them now. Next step, go with a OEM sender/pick-up the right size. Thats the plan but it may take me six months going thru the yards checking tanks to find one the right size. Parts departments are no help they say they don't have the specs for tanks depths. So the question is does someone know of a OEM fuel tank that is 10" deep that I could possibly use the pick-up or sender/pick-up out of?? GM would be great but I'll use what ever I can get.

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Old 07-05-2003, 07:13 PM
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i do believe that jc whitney still carries the old universial gm sending unit. i hope this helps.
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Old 07-05-2003, 07:18 PM
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Why not extend the pickup line, and the sender arm on one that fits your hole. HTH

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Old 07-05-2003, 08:19 PM
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Personally I would not order squat any more from J.C. Whitney, after a bungled order they would not straighten out.

I just got a catalog from Auto Meter gages and they have a fuel tank sending unit that is adaptable from 5" to 24" tank depth. The electrical requirements are 240 ohm empty, and 33 ohm full. This seems to be the standard for aftermarkey gages.


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