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Changed my sending unit in the gas tank and I now have a working fuel gauge. It was time to do it since I ran out of gas 5 min from my house the other day hahahaBlush I got my unit at a local parts store and the fuel tube was on the wrong side. But I bought 12 inches of fuel line and cut about 1.5 inches off and it fit great the rubber fuel line does not touch the exhaust pipe. It is about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch away and no kinks in the line. It does not leak at the electrical connection and it was spot on I did not have to adjust the arm at all. I took the old one out and let the fuel leak out until it stopped and that is my empty. I put around 5 gallons in it and it read 1/4. It is amazing how a simple working fuel gauge can put a smile on a guy's face Big Grin

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Its the little things that make life good Big Grin. Or frustrating as I've done the run out of fuel thing too... Good to hear its working well.
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GREAT news, Eric!

I am always happy to hear that "something worked" the way we have envisioned itSmile.

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Good job! That's the way you send your son out in the car with half a tank and expect no excuses Tongue

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The non operating fuel gauge was standard operating equiment when I was in my late teens.
Friday nights I had to split my money between beer and gas!
In the morning I had to pray that I had enough gas to get to work.
Ah, the good old days.
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M Beauchamp;37956 Wrote:The non operating fuel gauge was standard operating equiment when I was in my late teens.
Friday nights I had to split my money between beer and gas!
In the morning I had to pray that I had enough gas to get to work.
Ah, the good old days.

LOL MB! I do know the feeling Eric. Good job!
DJ
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M Beauchamp;37956 Wrote:The non operating fuel gauge was standard operating equiment when I was in my late teens.
Friday nights I had to split my money between beer and gas!
In the morning I had to pray that I had enough gas to get to work.
Ah, the good old days.

Funny you should say that because my first car (86 buick regal) had a broken fuel gauge, this was when gas was $4+ a gallon, I would go and get $5 of gas everyday after school so I know I had at least 1 gallon of gas. It didn't help that the fuel tank leaked as well.

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The sending unit I replaced on my 73 had the tube on the wrong side too; it lasted about 5 years then started leaking fuel around the electrical connection. Could have been a quirk but you may want to keep an eye on it for leaks.



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72fastback;37915 Wrote:Changed my sending unit in the gas tank and I now have a working fuel gauge. It was time to do it since I ran out of gas 5 min from my house the other day hahahaBlush I got my unit at a local parts store and the fuel tube was on the wrong side. But I bought 12 inches of fuel line and cut about 1.5 inches off and it fit great the rubber fuel line does not touch the exhaust pipe. It is about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch away and no kinks in the line. It does not leak at the electrical connection and it was spot on I did not have to adjust the arm at all. I took the old one out and let the fuel leak out until it stopped and that is my empty. I put around 5 gallons in it and it read 1/4. It is amazing how a simple working fuel gauge can put a smile on a guy's face Big Grin
All the reproductions I've seen have the outlet pointing the wrong direction. I ended up transferring the float, arm, and potentiometer, from the new reproduction to the original pick up. Glad you got it working. Chuck

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c9zx;38002 Wrote:All the reproductions I've seen have the outlet pointing the wrong direction. I ended up transferring the float, arm, and potentiometer, from the new reproduction to the original pick up. Glad you got it working. Chuck

The correct ones are out there, I bought a replacement from Don at Ohio Mustang. See this thread: http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-warni...nding+unit



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