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Fuel Sending Unit/Pickup Questions

New Member
Posts: 30
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?

Moparts Member
Posts: 666
From: near Omaha, NE
Registered: May 2000
posted 07-13-2002 07:10 PM

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

Posts: 7113
From: Ohio
Registered: Nov 1999
posted 07-13-2002 07:18 PM

You 'may' need to clean all the road grit and dirt off the rings to find them.
And you 'may' also want to use a brass or bronze type punch when turning the ring.

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.
p/s; And just another thing to remember also.
Be carefully of the drop lights while under there also.

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.
Just a warning to be carefully when working on these things guys!!!!

Fairly Strange
Moparts Member
Posts: 1851
From: Gardendale, AL.USA
Registered: Nov 1999
posted 07-13-2002 07:22 PM

Make sure you are at a half tank or less(preferably less)....Or you'll get a facefull!!!
I agree with the use of brass....or get brass b**ls. Sparks ain't fun here!

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Fuel sending unit float

Kelob pie
Moparts Member
Posts: 57
From: Kewaskum, WI
Registered: Apr 2000
posted 07-14-2002 09:50 PM

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

doctor mopar
Moparts Member
Posts: 1593
From: slidell,la
Registered: Jan 2000
posted 07-14-2002 10:10 PM

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

New Member
Posts: 9
From: quantico, va
Registered: Apr 2002
posted 04-12-2002 10:23 AM

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.

New Member
Posts: 65
From: Tipp City, OH
Registered: Mar 2002
posted 04-12-2002 10:37 AM

It might be a simple grounding problem at the sending unit.

Moparts Member
Posts: 3117
From: Valley City, ND. USA
Registered: Oct 2001
posted 04-12-2002 11:16 AM

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 doing the above and the gauge works but improving the ground doesn't cure it the sender is bad. The float may be sunk. You can check the sender by removing it and attaching a ground to it and hooking up to the gauge wire and moving the float up and down and seeing if the gauge works.

doctor mopar
Moparts Member
Posts: 1545
From: slidell,la
Registered: Jan 2000
posted 04-12-2002 11:48 AM

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.

Moparts Member
Posts: 302
From: Mad River CA
Registered: Nov 1999
posted 04-12-2002 12:54 PM

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.
And the second one is for 3/8ths line.

For 5/16ths line

For 3/8ths line


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