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Fastback68
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posted 12-18-2001 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just found a store with a load of NOS parts, including fuel sending units. I'm restoring the tank out of my parts car (the one in my real car is not original), and the sending unit is all gunked up but looks useable. Is it normal to replace these units entirely, or just the screen / filter and gasket? The store will only sell me a whole unit for about $50.
Thanks,
Simon

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Boss Hoss
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posted 12-18-2001 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss Hoss   Click Here to Email Boss Hoss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simon:
Yes, it is possible to replace just the gasket and filter on your sending unit. But if you can get a complete NOS unit, I would just go ahead and do that! It's easier to do, and you will have a unit that is in perfect working order! The unit on my '65 looked great, but electrically it was fried...it wouldn't power my gas gauge! I just went ahead and got an NOS unit and stuck it in there. Now it works perfectly!

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*1965 Mustang 289 coupe*
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sigtauenus
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posted 12-18-2001 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NOS for $50!! I'd buy it!! What store is that?, phone or email address would help too. They go for $95 or more in the catalogs for NOS.

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Fastback68
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posted 12-18-2001 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, Sig, I see you are now homeless or in transit, so if you end up in Manila I'll take you there myself There are quite a few surprises to be had in auto stores in the Philippines. Until the '70s, this was strictly US car territory. Now it's Japanese and Korean. This particular store owner is wise to this, and tours the auto supply districts looking for dusty shelves with ancient Ford parts on them.

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franklin
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posted 12-18-2001 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for franklin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can check the sending unit with an ohmmeter if you are curious if it works or not.

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Fastback68
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posted 12-19-2001 06:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good point Franklin -- it doesn't End of thread!

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