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Old 01-27-2013, 06:09 PM
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Like these...one at each end of the nylon line
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I don't know.
Getting a pump on this sender looks complicated to me.

I'd have to find the parts to get wires through it too. Plus another tube for a return line.

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Start with something like this, might be easier.
This one fits a 92 chevy 1/2 ton
It has all the right stuff, just needs some minor mods.
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Start with something like this, might be easier.
This one fits a 92 chevy 1/2 ton
It has all the right stuff, just needs some minor mods.
Yeah, it would be easier since that has the extra tube and wiring already.
But, I'm not confident I could duplicate the angle and length of everything. If I tried and failed then I would be wasting money.

Did that '92 pickup have port fuel injection? If they were tbi, the pressure on the pump for that application wouldn't be right.
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The pump isnt included, and can be changed. Its the fuel line fittings that is the main concern. The O ring style fittings pictured on this pump are correct for the 1987 El Camino with fuel injection
You will have to get the rest of the fuel lines from another source as the carb setup on the car as it is now wont work.
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The pump isnt included, and can be changed. Its the fuel line fittings that is the main concern. The O ring style fittings pictured on this pump are correct for the 1987 El Camino with fuel injection
You will have to get the rest of the fuel lines from another source as the carb setup on the car as it is now wont work.
I'm not worried about the fuel lines at all. I've got the tools to change it over to AN.
It's getting the angle and length of the pickup and float arm that I'd be worried about. Not sure I want to invest in that sender, bend it up and not be able to get it right.
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Gotcha... just need to shop around for something close enough that some minor tweeking can fix .
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Gotcha... just need to shop around for something close enough that some minor tweeking can fix .
About the only way I could see doing that for me is to be in a parts house that stocked these things and have them allow me access to their shelves so I could pull them out of the box and do measurements and compare to my original sender. That might be hard to pull off. I live in a small town too.
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I just called Tanks, Inc and they don't have any plans for a tank for '78 to '87 El Caminos. But, they said they would put it on the list.

This is turning out to probably not be worth the effort for me to do right now. If I wait long enough, they will probably reproduce the FI sending unit. Or, some company might start making a custom tank. I could probably have Rock Valley custom make one but that would be very expensive and I can't justify that.

I guess I stick with an external pump for the time being. I do have a new Walbro external in a box that I bought a while back that I can put on it. I don't even know what brand the one I have on it now is. It is still working but I don't trust it.

I've got the car up on jackstands now doing a complete brake job. I thought it would be a good time to put in an in-tank pump. But, I guess not.
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