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Fuel Sending Unit/Pickup Questionsvadartlover
From: Winchester, VA, USA
Registered: Dec 2001
posted 07-13-2002 05:04 PM
How do you remove the fuel sending unit from a 67 Dart?
Unplug the wire and disconnect the grounding strap and the gas line. There is a ring with three tabs that has to be turned counterclockwise to make everything come loose. Take a small hammer and flat-ended punch to tap on the tabs to turn the the ring counterclockwise
You 'may' need to clean all the road grit and dirt off the rings to find them.
Remember what you're working with here!!!
I know I've used the screw driver as well at times but it always made me a little 'jumpy' to say the least when doing so. But in most caes I use a brass drift pin.
There was a thinng in the news awhile back where someone was working under the car on the fuel system and the drop light was 'splashed with the cold fuel and it exploded the bulb and that ignited the fuel.
Make sure you are at a half tank or less(preferably less)....Or you'll get a facefull!!!
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Fuel sending unit float
Hi guys. I need a fuel sending unit float for the 71 D200. All the parts stores and dealers around here say that none are available. But when my buddy ordered a new sending unit for his 67 R/T(from Year One), it had a new plastic float on it and we tried it on my sending unit, and it fit perfectly. Were can I get this float? And how come everyone is telling me they are not available when somebody is making them brand new
You can get the brass barrel float identical to the original for about 4 dollars, from your friendly neighborhood FORD dealer. They may also have a plastic version, I'm not sure. It is a standard stock item for them. Tell them you need one for a 60s Mustang. ( Make sure none of your buddies sees you there ! Embarrassing having to go to the Ford dealer for your Mopar parts because the Mopar parts network does not choose to service what they sell ! )
Fuel Gauge Doesn't Work
Whaz up everybody? I'm about to buy a dart swinger & one of its problems is that its fuel gauge doesn't work. Is this an easy fix? I was thinkin' that it might just be a fuse, but all the other gauges work. Thanks & God Bless.
It might be a simple grounding problem at the sending unit.
With the key on have somebody watch the gauge while you go under the car and unhook the wire from the sending unit and touch it to go ground. It should go to full. Don't hold it there just long enough to see if the gauge moves. If the gauge works then make sure that the sender is grounded. There shoud be a strap on the gas line at the sender to past the rubber hose connecter to the main fuel ine for ground. You can also take a wire and fasten to the sender and route to a body ground.
If the float is bad, you can get a replacement from your local friendly Ford dealer, as Mopar doesn't sell one. The Ford float is the same, cost about $4. Ask for one barrel float like in an early Mustang.
Phord part # coaz-9202-b Brass float. mdr
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Fuel Pickup Socks
John from Olsen Dodge got me the # for these pickup socks that go on the end of the tank pickup.
The first one is for 5/16ths line.