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Logan

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Fuel Tank Sender
« on: July 02, 2020, 05:27:01 PM »
Hi All,

I'm trying to find a replacement fuel tank sender. It is a early locking ring type (I believe that's what its called). Does anybody know if there's a fuel tank sender that will replace it with little modification, or if there's a new one I can buy from somewhere.

Here's a pic of the one I have that I found on the internet.



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Re: Fuel Tank Sender
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2020, 09:13:58 AM »
There is a very good guide to rebuilding a sender unit by Maddog on Mokewerx.  He uses a new mini sender unit as a starting point.

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Re: Fuel Tank Sender
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 10:22:15 AM »
Hi Drakman,
Ill give it a look and see what I can do. I have a feeling it may be way to far gone to repair. The connections for the plugs and the float itself is missing. Ill have a look and see how I go I guess.

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Re: Fuel Tank Sender
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2020, 08:56:47 PM »
Hi Logan,

Is your sender the triangle shaped one like the second from left below?



If it is, then unfortunately these are probably the most likely to fail and the hardest to repair... :(

For a bit more information, some more pics and reading here...

https://www.moke.com.au/in-the-garage/fuel-system/447-fuel-senders

If it is more like the two on the right with a square body, then they are a bit easier to rebuild. :)

https://www.moke.com.au/in-the-garage/fuel-system/125-fuel-sender-repair

But if it is the triangle type and in pretty poor condition it may be easier to modify a new mini sender to fit your tank. Here's some photos of how I did one a few years ago.



A complete mini sender stripped down



Two mini bits and a new bracket to hold them together, plus a jig to line them up



And spot welded together. It is very fiddly and takes a while, but you end up with pretty much a new sender with a new float, arm, terminal and rheostat.

Hope this helps. If you would like some more information please just let me know.


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Re: Fuel Tank Sender
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 10:51:42 AM »
Cheers Maddog,

I will probably have to go down this path. Mine is the second from the left unfortunately.

Thanks for the extensive and informative reply mate!

If I run into any troubles ill give you a shout

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