Posted by BDeB on 2020/11/4 0:03:09

Dads 56 wrote:
So decided to get the gas tank properly cleaned and tested. Should be ready in the next couple of weeks.

Question. They asked what color I wanted the tank painted after primer......................I honestly don't know. Didn't look like it was painted originally. Been searching the forums and the web to no avail.

Should I just paint it black? Or a silver to kinda match the original state?

Another question
Can the fuel sender be cleaned up and tested? I did read somewhere about ohm readings for them. I have 2, other then fuel varnish on them they look? .....fine? It seems a $70 replacement in the US is $230+ here in Canada. And Napaonline won't ship to Canada........go figure.

Still airing the car out, might get in the garage for the winter yet 🙄

I stand corrected, maybe is an option

The gas tank was originally coated with terne plate which is a tin/lead alloy that has a dull silver colour, so silver would be a good choice.

The float arm on the Ford/Thunderbird fuel sender is a different length than the Packard one but otherwise the same as the Packard unit.
It would be worth trying to clean up your old fuel senders. They can be taken apart by carefully bending the tabs that hold the upper unit together. The resistance wire that is wrapped around a semi-circular insulator is often damaged.

You might try checking with the Mustang Shop in Calgary for a replacement sender.

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