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    I took the non-working gas sender out of the Hawk apart. The tip of the wiper had long corroded away and the boards holding the resistance winding are falling loose. Is it beyond repairable? Is there a workable substitute for under $135?
    1963 Champ "Stu Bludebaker"- sometimes driver
    1957 Silver Hawk "Josie"- picking up the pieces after an unreliable body man let it rot for 11 years from an almost driver to a basket case
    1951 Land Cruiser "Bunnie Ketcher" only 47M miles!
    1951 Commander Starlight "Dale"- basket case
    1947 Champion "Sally"- basket case
    1941 Commander Land Cruiser "Ursula"- basket case

  • #2
    I bought a replacement from Chuck Collins, works fine on my GT Hawk.
    Lou Van Anne
    62 Champ
    64 R2 GT Hawk
    79 Avanti II


    • #3
      I used a stewart warner universal type from speedway motors, think it was about $35.00 .Just had to measure tank depth and adjust to fit.


      • #4
        I think yours has a line going thru the sending unit. That makes it a little harder to find a replacement

        1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
        1961 Hawk 4-speed
        1967 Avanti
        1961 Lark 2 door
        1988 Avanti Convertible

        Member of SDC since 1973


        • #5
          The Fuel Pickup Tube does go thru the Sender on '56 & '57's so you will have to modify one or create a New Fuel Pickup in the Tank, THAT would NOT be the easy way!
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner