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shelbymann1970

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Fuel level Sending unit
« on: June 14, 2022, 05:35:04 AM »
Does anyone restore these? I'm sure my original one is hiding in a box somewhere and would like it restored. Or does anyone have these NOS? Thanks. Gary
Shelby owner since 1984
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1970 GT350 4 speed(owned since 1985).
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1969 Mach1 428SCJ 4 speed R-code (owned since 2013)

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shelbymann1970

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Shelby owner since 1984
SAAC member since 1991
1970 GT350 4 speed(owned since 1985).
  MCA gold 2003(not anymore)
1969 Mach1 428SCJ 4 speed R-code (owned since 2013)

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Re: Fuel level Sending unit
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2022, 09:10:08 AM »
the repo's don't work that well.....ask me how I know.....
1969 Shelby GT350 convertible 4 speed/ AC
Built Jan 1969 Red/Black

1967 S-Code 4 spd Black/Parchment
2004 Mustang Mach 1 Azure Blue
1956 Ford F100 Big Window 392 Hemi
1963 Falcon Ranchero
1961 Econoline PU bagged
1961 Falcon 2 door wagon
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Re: Fuel level Sending unit
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2022, 10:45:12 AM »
the repo's don't work that well.....ask me how I know.....
The repo I pulled out of my tank had a plastic float. The unit stayed at just under a quarter tank. I'd usually run it a little lower then fill up the tank because of the age of the fuel. Well how did I find out my gauge was stuck at 1/4? Ran out of gas on a busy freeway in 95 degree heat a few years ago. I've been going off my tripometer since. I pulled out the repo and installed another repo(brass float). I tested it when I pulled it out(hooked up and grounded) and with it hanging like full it went to full. Had the same problem with the repo in my Mach1and changed that last year but it didn't work from the start but tested good when I pulled it out. I'll be buying a rebuilt original for the Shelby but use this one for now along with my tripometer.
Shelby owner since 1984
SAAC member since 1991
1970 GT350 4 speed(owned since 1985).
  MCA gold 2003(not anymore)
1969 Mach1 428SCJ 4 speed R-code (owned since 2013)