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Technical New fuel sender original 32 Tank?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Duke, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. Duke
    Joined: Mar 21, 2001
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    Has anyone added a fuel sender for a Stewart Warner gauge to an original 1932 ford tank? Is there a sender that is close to the right size? I don’t want to cut this nice original tank. Thanks
     
  2. $um Fun
    Joined: Dec 13, 2008
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    from Nor Cal

    I thought Stewart Warner made a fuel sender for a 32 back in the day. I see them every once in a while at swap meets.
     
  3. Deuce Lover
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
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    The issue with the 32-34 tanks is the fuel pickup. I've not seen a modern sender that fits these tanks that has both.
     
  4. Duke
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    I was thinking of adding a pickup to the modern sender
     

  5. 325w
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    Thought all that was needed was the correct hole pattern and correct Ohms . Set the float arm.
     
  6. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    Just buy a new tank. Sell the original or store it away for your auction.
     
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  7. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    I redrilled the new SW sender pattern in the top of the original sender 32 hole. But, I had to weld two bungs in the top of the tank also, one for the pickup and one for the vent.
     
  8. Classic Instruments p/n SN33.
    Combo pickup and sending unit, 240/33 ohm, 5 hole. Adjustable sending unit and arm. Shorten the tube.
    I redrilled and tapped my stock tank.
     
  9. Duke
    Joined: Mar 21, 2001
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    Did you add a vent to the sender? Thank you
     
  10. Nope. Just a vented cap. No problems, but it’s a stock 59AB flathead and fuel pump.
     
  11. Duke
    Joined: Mar 21, 2001
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    Thank you, do you know what fitting the fuel line takes? Seems to be some confusion in the reviews.
    Thanks
     
  12. 19Eddy30
    Joined: Mar 27, 2011
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    from VA

    I do not recall ever seeing a aftermarket for original gas tank.
    That what I would do & have done ,
    Made my own , bolt in Original tank using Original pick up pattern.
    No big deal , time ,thinking it out ,
    Silver Solider, braze , weld .
    Original tanks are nicer "fit "the only advantage you have over aftermarket would be an extra few gallons, & trimming required.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2021
  13. Old age memory lapse, but I used a regular inverted flare male/female 90* elbow and inverted flare nut with steel brake line. Made it so I could slide the tank to the rear far enough to clear the body and access the sender. Pic is from the build thread a couple of years ago.
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  14. Duke
    Joined: Mar 21, 2001
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    Thank you! I have the sender on order.
     
  15. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
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    from norcal

    I found a generic standard replacement sender probably from napa. The only problem is it reads full to half, half being empty. I’m guessing I didn’t adjust the float right.
     
  16. Duke
    Joined: Mar 21, 2001
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    Should I add a vent into the sender? Does the vented cap leak? I am running a 283 Chevy.
    Thanks
     

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