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bams50
06-09-2006, 07:42 PM
Got my tank out being cleaned; but the sender is in rough shape- seriously rusted, and no filter sock...[xx(]

Where would I get a new one, or good used?

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rockne10
06-09-2006, 08:40 PM
SI lists them for $135. Were socks included back then? I thought they were a more recent phenomenon.

Dwain G.
06-09-2006, 10:09 PM
As far as I know, the 1956-'57 station wagon senders are not available. They have the fuel pickup tube attached, like Hawks of the same years. I think it was JP that sucessfully modified a sedan sender.

Dwain G.

JDP
06-09-2006, 10:51 PM
You can add the tube to the later senders. There is even a hole for it under the top plate. Just drill a hole, insert the tube and solder or epoxy in place.

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Rosstude
06-09-2006, 10:59 PM
I have pulled the senders out of my two 57 Provincials, there was no filter sock on either, just the angle cut end. I took a scotch bright pad and scrubbed the surface rust off mine, rinsed it in carb cleaner, tested the sender, and bolted it back in. Been working great for about a year now. I had problems with the solder joint at the tube to mounting flange being cracked. Tricky little bugger to re-solder, as the electric connection was up against the solder joint. Watch out for this. I found the cause, the bottom of the pick up tube was resting on the bottom of the tank, and stressing the solder joint when the sending unit was tightened down. I just trimmed a bit off the tube.

Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar
1961 Cruiser

bams50
06-10-2006, 07:24 AM
Hmm, thanks all...

I wondered how durable and complicated these are... Ross, you've convinced me to look closer at mine... may be able to clean it up and reuse it...

I'll go after it with some carb cleaner and see how bad it really is... how do you test it out of the car?

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KGlowacky
06-10-2006, 07:31 AM
JDP, I have a 56 wagon that is in need of a sending unit. What year do I modify and what type. Thanks

Roscomacaw
06-10-2006, 11:16 AM
There were NO filter socks on any Studes that I know of. Avantis maybe[?]
Ramblers of that era had them tho. At least some of them I worked with had them.[^]

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1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

JDP
06-10-2006, 12:24 PM
I'd think the later Lark job, not sure since I used a GT Hawk on a 57 Golden.

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Rosstude
06-10-2006, 02:43 PM
You can bench test it with a multi-meter set to ohms. I do not know what the scale or range is off hand, but you can at least tell if it varies the resistence between full and empty. You can test it “on the car” without mounting it back into the tank, just remember the gas fumes are explosive, NO sparks allowed, make sure the ignition key is off, or better yet disconnect the battery.
Position the sender near enough to the opening to connect the wire from the harness, then before connecting the harness wire, securely connect a jumper (I made one with alligator clips, or you can buy one too) from the sender mounting flange to a good ground, then connect the harness wire to the sender. Now turn the key on (connect the battery first if disconnected) and walk back to the sender, grab it being carful not to disconnect the jumper or harness, and slowly move the float up and down while looking forward at the gauge, you will know at this point how it works. I think this is a relatively safe operation, with little or no risk of sparks, but why risk it.

Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar
1961 Cruiser