Square Mount Fuel Sending Unit

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Square Mount Fuel Sending Unit

Postby Steven » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:24 pm

Hello Everyone,

I am a long time reader of this site and first time poster. I am in the middle of restoring my 1977 32' Sedan. Projects include new paint job, repower, interior remodel, and hydraulic upgrade. I am on the final steps of the paint job, need to spray two coats of topcoat. I want to thank everyone for the vast amount of information that I have taken of this site throughout my project.

Now on to my question. My fuel sender isn't working and I would like to replace it with a reed switch sender. I am told that the mounting pattern is odd and that it is a hard part to find. I am going to try and attached the picture I have. Assuming I can upload the picture, does anyone know where I could purchase a new sender with this bolt pattern? If not what option should I explore to address this? Weld a patch on the fuel tank and install a new sender?

Thank you in advance,
Steve

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Re: Fuel Gauge

Postby Fastjeff » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:50 am

I matched mine up at West Marine. Of course, that was a duplicate of the original gage.

Jeff

PS: I adjusted both gages so that 15 to 20 gallons of fuel were left when the needle it hit "E". Reassuring when you can't find a gas station open!
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Re: Fuel Gauge

Postby tundrarules » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:26 am

Steven,
Welcome to the forum. Forum etiquette says that you should start a new thread of your own. Hijacking someone else’s subject is a no-no. No harm, no foul. I think I did a few times myself long ago. Just helping you out. Welcome and good luck on your project. Can’t wait to see your restore.

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Re: Fuel Gauge

Postby Steven » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:40 am

Thanks Jeff. I will remove and take it to West Marine. Sorry about hijacking this post. I will start a new going forward.
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Re: Square Mount Fuel Sending Unit

Postby MetalHead » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:38 am

Steven,

You may be able to have (or make) an adaptor from a thick piece of aluminum.

Like this maybe?
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Re: Square Mount Fuel Sending Unit

Postby Steven » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:01 pm

Thanks Metalhead. I Will explore this option also. I decided to work on the engines/fuel tank next instead of spraying the last two coats of topcoat. I figured it would be easier to repair the paint if damaged during engine removal at this stage.
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