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Username Post: Fuel sender float came apart in tank        (Topic#353332)
MrImpalaMan 
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10-07-18 06:20 AM - Post#2748035    

What would cause this!? It’s a fairly new sender in a fairly new tank. I ran one tank of ethanol before switching to pure gas. Car runs fine. Wasn’t expecting to see this when I pulled out the sender. Would ethanol gas do this? I think I got my sender from Classic Industries.

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Paul
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55Brodie 
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10-07-18 06:57 AM - Post#2748040    
    In response to MrImpalaMan

Some ting wong.
I think your sender originated in China.



 
Tri5man 
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10-07-18 07:15 AM - Post#2748042    
    In response to 55Brodie

Brodie X2.



 
DonSSDD 
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10-07-18 09:54 AM - Post#2748046    
    In response to Tri5man

There is a ford float that fits, maybe someone will have the part number. It’s plastic and fits and works great.

63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
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Tri5man 
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10-07-18 11:36 AM - Post#2748058    
    In response to DonSSDD

Ford gas tank float part number is COAZ9202-B.

Don't use Chinese junk made by small children which is what Chevy parts vendors like Classic, Ecklers and others sell.

Wonder how high Chinese parts prices will rise after the new International trade tariffs kick in? Some of these parts vendors may be in for a rude awakening.

Gary



 
junky 
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10-07-18 01:25 PM - Post#2748065    
    In response to MrImpalaMan

That is a result of using flat material, and then using a large press to form the shape. It was then soldered. Problem is that metal unless it is properly heat treated always wants to go back to its original for, such as a lot of the stamped headlight parts from cars of the 1920's & 1930's. It is a metallurgy problem that is as old as cars themselves. The extra steps to properly anneal the metal is going to cost more, so they take th short cuts, and you the buyer is the one that suffers the consequences.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
Aussie_Chevy_Nut 
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10-07-18 08:02 PM - Post#2748084    
    In response to junky

Wow! What a strange thing. It would seem then that going back to using original floats that are still fitted to junkers in the boneyard might be a reasonable proposition; recycle OEM parts still hiding in old tanks. That way at least the float would have long ago self destructed if it was going to do that, leaving the useful ones for harvest!
John
We can still get Ethanol free gas but I have still had a "new" float from one of the major suppliers go south on me. Go figure.




 
MrImpalaMan 
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10-08-18 03:35 AM - Post#2748099    
    In response to DonSSDD

I actually looked up that part number for the Ford float that everyone mentions on here and called Ford parts department at a dealership in town and they wanted $85 for it! I said I don't want the whole sender just the float and they said this is for just the float...I said no thanks.

Paul
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MrImpalaMan 
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10-08-18 03:41 AM - Post#2748101    
    In response to junky

Thanks Junky, that explanation makes sense. Skipping steps in the process to save a buck.

Paul
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MrImpalaMan 
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10-08-18 03:47 AM - Post#2748104    
    In response to Aussie_Chevy_Nut

I actually did that, sort of. Called a friend to show him what was going on and he said he had some old senders with floats that he didn't throw away. So I went over to his house and took a float off of a 59 Apache truck sender. Looked like it would work so I popped it on my sender.

Paul
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DonSSDD 
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10-08-18 04:50 AM - Post#2748106    
    In response to MrImpalaMan

Test the float in a pan of boiling water before installing it, it will blow bubbles out any holes in the brass.

The ford float I got was about $10 at the time, it was black plastic.

Don

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DonSSDD 
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10-08-18 04:55 AM - Post#2748107    
    In response to DonSSDD

Google the part number, I got one for $4.95 at an old ford parts place. GO FIGURE with dealer prices.

https://cgfordparts.com/ufolder/fordpart.php?numbe...

It may have some cork? But likely lots of options for this part elsewhere at less than $85.

Don

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Tri5man 
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10-08-18 06:06 AM - Post#2748114    
    In response to DonSSDD

$85 is nothing and a cheap price to pay for not having to continually do the float replacement over and over again. Not to mention keeping contamination out of the fuel system.

Going "Cheap" always costs you and usually leaves you stuck on the side of the road somewhere.


Gary



 
turbo38s10 
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10-08-18 07:52 AM - Post#2748123    
    In response to Tri5man

Not to mention all those pieces floating around in your tank. You should send it back to the supplier.



 
Swifster 
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10-08-18 05:45 PM - Post#2748176    
    In response to Tri5man

Man, this was my thought. Do it once and never again...

Tom

1963 Chevrolet ?
$121.00


 




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