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  • 57 Fuel sender

    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?

    Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
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  • #2
    SI lists them for $135. Were socks included back then? I thought they were a more recent phenomenon.
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    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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    • #3
      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.

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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
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          Ross.
          Riverside, Ca.
          1957 Provincial X2
          1958 Transtar

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          • #6
            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?

            Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
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            • #7
              JDP, I have a 56 wagon that is in need of a sending unit. What year do I modify and what type. Thanks

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              • #8
                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
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                • #9
                  I'd think the later Lark job, not sure since I used a GT Hawk on a 57 Golden.

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                  63 R2 4 speed GT Black
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                  • #10
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                    Ross.
                    Riverside, Ca.
                    1957 Provincial X2
                    1958 Transtar

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