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Maurizio Hublitz
11-14-2014, 11:34 AM
I have noted a leak by the fuel tank sender sensor. Do I need to take out the tank to replace that or is it accessible from above? Is that a standard 5 hole seal that I can get at any marine shop or should I order it from Studebaker parts?
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Warren Webb
11-14-2014, 12:01 PM
There is an access cover in the trunk floor. I would try NAPA for the gasket. I see they have a sending unit listed as part# 701-1642. Just see if they have the gasket for that part and Welcome to the forum!!

Maurizio Hublitz
11-14-2014, 07:57 PM
To remove the sender unit and locate was easy, thank you for pointing out the access hole Warren. I was not able to find any gasket locally. So I made my own out of Karropak fiber sheet and gasket on tube. The original cork gasket was more or less dissolved and fell apart when the sender unit was removed. I will update and say if it worked.
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rkapteyn
11-15-2014, 09:34 AM
In addition to the gaskets , there are copper washers under the 5 screws.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/56Jonlygroup/conversations/topics/6753

http://www.1956goldenhawk.com/newslpdf/56jon070.pdf


Robert Kapteyn

RDWEAVER
11-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Mine leaked there as well, only mine was a new sending unit and gasket. My problem was the fuel cap was not vented and pressure would build in the tank and push fuel out there when it was at the full mark. If the gasket doesn't help the problem check the vent on the fuel cap.

JoeHall
11-15-2014, 03:28 PM
As long as you slathered the gasket on both sides with something like Permatex II, it should hold till the cows come home.