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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject:  Let's talk fuel tank swap..... Reply with quote

Ok, getting ready to jump back into the car re-assembly.....

Looking to swap my 16 gallon(no longer in existence) fuel tank for the later 20 or 22 gallon one......for your gauge to read correctly, will I need the original sender, or the appropriate sender from the tank year ordered, or some bastardized version thereof?

(Oh, and Bob, the forums still work....in case you was wondering!)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:41 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I think a new sender for a new tank, if you use the original one its not calabrated for a larger tank.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

They all have the same resistance you need to see if the arm will swing through an arc from top to bottom of the tank and, more importantly, that the pick up is close to the bottom of the tank

Unit for 70 tank is D0WY-9275A
Unit for 68 tank is C8ZZ-9275C


If you are switching from XR7 to one of these then you should get the Mustang or non-XR7 harness that runs from trunk connector to sender. Makes it easier to ensure you have the thing connected
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:38 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm a standard, so the harness shouldn't be an issue, then?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:14 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I think its a crap shoot there 3 ... I don't think ANY of the fuel gauges were particularly accurate so ... I switched from a 69 to a 70 tank and used the 70 sender ... when I fill up the needle goes out to east bejeezus and when I "have a 1/4 tank" on the gauge it's actually close to a 1/2 ... but when it gets down to E on the gauge the needle swings less for the amount of gas that escapes so that when it finally hits E ... it is EMPTY ... ask me how I know
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:25 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks, One!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:09 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

BTW - My new sender lasted 3 months before it went RU
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Update.....22 gallon tank works well, ended up "modding" my fill pipe....just cut the thing off, and tighten the heck outta the clamp. Should be good. If not, guess I'll find out!
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... yeah and quick like too ... ask me how I know ::
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I wish I had known about the 22 gal trick when I replaced mine. :(
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