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Hot Rods Fuel sending unit

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boden, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
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    Do I need to get a 12v sending unit when doing a 12v conversion on a car. Or will the original 6v one work fine. By original I mean new but still 6v


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  2. Been there, done that. If you're running the original 6 volt gauge, the 6 volt sender will work just fine Under 12 volts.
     
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  3. BJR
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  4. The fuel level sender is just a variable resistance sender. Your fuel gauge is a calibrated E to F ohmmeter. Just put a voltage reducer on the gauge, the sender is not voltage dependent.

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  5. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    it depends on the car, eh? They used different systems on different cars.

    Let us know what you're working on. For example, a GM might be happy with a Runtz reducer, a Ford might be happy with a later stock voltage regulator, a Hudson might be happy just using it with 12v.
     
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