Author Topic: Need Recommendation for a Fuel Sender  (Read 3321 times)

77thor

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Need Recommendation for a Fuel Sender
« on: August 25, 2016, 06:55:09 PM »
I need a recommendation for a new fuel sender as I believe that the one that I bought from NAPA is wrong for a 1969 Camaro (350 SBC: one tube).

I've checked everything out; gauge works OK, sender works OK on the bench test, and I also hooked it up to the car wiring outside of the tank and verified the ohm range and range of the needle on the gauge.

The problem is that when everything is installed, the gauge will read 'Empty' when there is still about 7 gallons left in it. I suspect that the float arm is TOO short and not reaching low enough into the tank. So, that's why I think that it's the incorrect sender for the application. (BTW: It's a Spectre replacement gas tank)

Any Recommendations?
1969 Camaro SS, 350(NOM), M21, 12 Bolt Posi, 01B LOS Build
1977 Camaro, 350(LM1), M20, 10 Bolt Posi, Purchased New, (SOLD)

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Re: Need Recommendation for a Fuel Sender
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 09:29:55 PM »
You can get a real GM one still...$183 maybe less if you search.http://www.rickscamaros.com/camaro-gas-tank-sending-unit-3-8-1968-1969.html
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Re: Need Recommendation for a Fuel Sender
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 01:41:35 PM »
Wow, I never would have guessed that real GM senders were still available for these cars.
Thanks.
1969 Camaro SS, 350(NOM), M21, 12 Bolt Posi, 01B LOS Build
1977 Camaro, 350(LM1), M20, 10 Bolt Posi, Purchased New, (SOLD)