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1935, 1201 fuel tank sender
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I need a new sender for my 1935 Eight 1201 Phaeton. I took the fuel tank out, removed the sender and called Max Merritt, sadly the reproductions they make are not right for my tank. My question is does anyone know how many OHMS the original sender should be. I connected an after market universal sender I had to the fuel gauge and nothing, my original will move the gauge from empty to full but the needle bounced quite a bit and is not very stable. The gauge worked previously with periods of a bouncing needle, then fine. It stopped working completely and this was probably from the cork float that was looking pretty bad when I removed the sender. I want to get the car back together ASAP and an aftermarket universal sender may be the best way to go. I am hoping one of you wise folks knows the maximum ohms required to make this gauge work. My original sender seems to read no higher then 34 ohms with the sender float arm in the empty position
Thx.
Andy

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Re: 1935, 1201 fuel tank sender
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A quick internet search yielded:

http://www.mykmlifestyle.com/KM_Lifestyle_Fuel_Senders.html

bobsspeedometer.com

I have no experience with either business. Perhaps other members of this site can offer other ideas.

Posted on: 2/25 4:37:54
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Re: 1935, 1201 fuel tank sender
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Re: 1935, 1201 fuel tank sender
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Second the suggestion to see if KM Lifestyle can help. A few posters here have bought from them and while I believe one poster said there was some confusion on a sender I don't recall it being a big issue that went unresolved. http://www.mykmlifestyle.com/KM_Lifestyle_Fuel_Senders.html

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Re: 1935, 1201 fuel tank sender
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Assuming your unit is repairable, my preference would be to have it rebuilt by Wolf & Co.

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Re: 1935, 1201 fuel tank sender
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Thank you for all the suggestions. The long wait time to have it rebuilt has me thinking that if I can get a universal unit with the correct OHM range I will just put one of those in, then get mine rebuilt.The thought of having the car down for 8 weeks which is the time required by one vendor I contacted so far, awaiting responses from the others, I don't want the car down that long if avoidable.

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Re: 1935, 1201 fuel tank sender
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The cork float was completely degraded, it crumbled in my hand. The rivet washer on the inside of the unit had fallen off, I think this may have caused some of the troubles. I cleaned everything, the rheostat was not going anywhere, so I just removed the loose rivet.I added a modern float and now the gauge working great.

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