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#1 red1a

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 01:52 PM

gday
wanting to know if the weld on alloy fitting for the fuel sender LH torana on a drop tank are a available or does anyone know the measurements or have a diagrams,pictures of the weld on alloy fitting so i could get it made.
any help would be great
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#2 Statler

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:58 PM

I'm not 100% certain, but i think Brown Davis sell them.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 06:47 PM

Just recieved an email from Brown Davis and they wont sell one :dontknow: but I'm not giving up, some one will have them.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:09 PM

I used the original LX torana fuel level sender. Im not too sure on the fit up as I got the tank made. But there is a welded ring that the sender mounts too. Profab is Wollongong made the tank.

Thanks

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:12 PM

Paul, i have a damaged tank lying around somewhere. Alluminium.
It still has the welded on boss for the fuel sender.
If you get stuck, shoot me a PM.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 01:49 PM

There is a VDO sender that can be bolted into the top of the drop tank and calibrated to suit the Torana fuel gauge.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 02:56 PM

Hi Andy, Yeah I have seen those but was hoping to be able to use the original sender, only because that was the way it was done (old School).

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:46 PM

i got what you're after mate, PM me an offer.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:41 PM

u can buy them.i ordered one today.:)

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 03:21 PM

how much are they new? if you dont mind me asking.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:25 PM

not at at all.

about $77 he told me.if u are prepared to wait,till they make some.more if u want do straight away.they have to tool up for it

atm they have, to have a tank made in 4 weeks.so ill have one inside 4 weeks.if any one wants one,nows the time.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:40 PM

Thanks Chamois, But I have one coming thanks to Chris^^^ ;)

Cheers.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 08:56 PM

Mmm, maybe I need to measure and draw up that bit next time the tank is out. I don't think there is a whole lot to them.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:24 PM

Stirlo's Dad :blink2:

Yeah the only problem I have with making one is the part where the sender/pickup twists and locks in.
If I could see one or a photo of one, I'm sure I could have a fair o'll crack at making one.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

sorry to drag up a old thread but where the hell can i get one of these drop tank fuel sender rings??

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

I think HQ is the same. Tried Rares?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

sorry mate i shoulda put more info in, i mean the alloy fitting that the sender sits in.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

Mate drop ass308 a pm, he may be able to put you in contact with the people who made mine, but keep in mind it was near 3 years ago.

Cheers

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:39 AM

I just used a universal sending unit style one...drill one larger hole and 5? holes drilled and tapped to hold the sending unit down (on the top of the tank is where I mounted mine) works great. (it was adjustable for different tank depths too)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

Hey Jeff, have you got a link to the one you used? cheers :D

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:09 PM

Yeah, that's what I was going to do Jeff, but then heard stories about them not being comparable with the standard gauge, so I just used the original sender. :-)


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

I've used the VDO fuel level sender in a few tanks that i have made, the instrument place that i brought them from soldered


a resistor on to it to adjust the ohm range to make it work with the original gauge. I can't rememder the part number i think they


made it to work in a 10-75ohm range. Same as these ones http://www.summitrac...s/?autoview=SKU



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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:41 AM

I used the R8927 here...

http://www.egauges.c...ender=75_10ohms

It's from ISSPRO..




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