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    What can I replace the shellac on the cork float with? I have a 61 Hawk. The sender works fine but I think the e-10 gas dissolved the shellac from the float. -Jim

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    Jim,
    Check out this offering by Henry Votel in the Tech Tips pages of the SDC home page.
    http://www.gudim.com/ReplacingCorkFloats.html
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

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    • #3
      Several of us in the 1920s community have successfully used "crazy glue or super glue" to reseal the cork after it has dried out. We have cork in both the fuel sending units as well as in the carb.
      John
      1963 Avanti R2
      Marshall, VA

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      • #4
        Gas tank sealer should work,I have used it on brass ones but have not tried it on cork.( it will work on carb.floats also FWIW)

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        • #5
          They sell plastic floats. You run the wire thru the "float" and seal with Crazy Glue.

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          • #6
            Where can I get a plastic float? -Jim

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            • #7
              I have no idea
              A fellow up here took a hand full of senders from me and put plastic floats on them

              Never charged me or told me the source
              Bill

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              • #8
                S.I. sells the whole unit with either cork or plastic floats.

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                • #9
                  I have successfully used an old wine bottle cork, coated with POR 15, when I did not have any tank sealer available.
                  Barry'd in Studes

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