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 Posted: 09-20-2009 07:12 pm
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Dr. E. Lopez
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My fuel gauge is stuck in "empty' even when I fill up the tank. Any advise? is it serious? what to do? Thanks

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 Posted: 09-20-2009 07:13 pm
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You'll want to check the wiring and the fuel sender. Generally the problem isn't the gauge, but the sender. And, good luck finding a new sender.

 

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 Posted: 09-20-2009 07:18 pm
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Thanks, Jodi. I usually get my parts from Delta in Phoenix,  is it hard to find? oh boy

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 Posted: 09-20-2009 07:25 pm
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Jim @ Delta doesn't have any, last time I checked (I need one for one of my project cars). The problem with the senders is getting original cores to rebuild. No other car that I've been able to identify uses the same fuel sender as the Jensen Healey.

On my to-do list is to pull the fuel sender from my Triumph Spitfire parts car to see how comparable the two units are (They're *roughly* the same design). The idea is to figure out how to fabricate the Jensen Healey fuel sender using parts available for the Spitfire (Spitfire parts, compared to Jensen ones, are dirt cheap).

 

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 Posted: 09-20-2009 09:52 pm
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Thanks again. I'll let you know what my mechanic tells me about this, and we'll take it from there.

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 Posted: 09-21-2009 02:07 am
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The sending unit float might have a leak and be full of gas preventing it from floating. It will always read low or empty if that is the case even if the sending unit is ok. Replacement floats are avail for less than $5.00. Ford part number is COAZ-9202-B. Google search and you'll get a lot of options. Try your local Ford parts dept too. Hope this helps. John

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 Posted: 09-23-2009 09:21 pm
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You were right, Delta, doesn't have any senders. However they told me if I send them mine, they will rebuild it. Should I ? thans again jodi.

 

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 Posted: 09-23-2009 09:24 pm
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My mechanic said is the sender definetly. I was told by Delta that they can rebuild it, but I will be without a car for a while, so maybe I'll wait until the cold weather is here. Thanks.

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 Posted: 09-24-2009 12:17 am
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Well, it's up to you really. If you normally garage your car for the winter, then that's definitely the time to do it. What I do know is the car will not be in running condition minus the sender. Good to know they can get them rebuilt. I'll have to call Jim an dsee if he'll accept a "bag of parts" as a core. :).

What I'd do, is while the sender is out, take the opportunity to examine the gas tank too. And if it's never been removed, I'd take it out and get rid of the pad that the factory put underneath it. It's a recipe for rust. You can replace the pad with a piece of rubber.

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 Posted: 09-24-2009 08:55 pm
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How do you know so much? thanks again, I'll follow your advise. Yes, I storage the car for winter, it snows a lot here in the Chicago area. Thanks again.

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 Posted: 09-24-2009 09:26 pm
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Heh, I don't know half as much as people think I do, I just have happened to had the opportunity to have already muddled through the exact problem you're working on. That, and having started as my dad's assistant "tool hander" since I was five means I've spent most of my life in, under or around cars.

Try checking out my website: http://www.theymightberacing.com/ I'm presently working on building a Jensen Healey out of, well, more or less spare parts. I have another one in the driveway, and 4 or 5 other project cars laying about (I lost count).

Jody

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 Posted: 09-25-2009 04:27 am
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Hi Jody,

Are you making the trek to the Jensen Nationals West? I'm hoping someone brings a nice JH so I don't have to vote for myself again!

Kurt

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 Posted: 09-25-2009 03:21 pm
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Kurt,

I'm very much waffling on Jensen West this year. I've got a 9month old, a big merger at work, and an incomplete car. We thought about doing it as a family vacation but school schedules and such didn't work well.

I'm still thinking about coming out by myself, but I wouldn't be driving a Jensen. More likely is that the whole troop of us will be there next year.

Jody

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