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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:03 pm    Post subject: 72 fuel tank and sender vs 73 Reply with quote

My 72 bus has a rotten tank and sender. the sender bolts on and is a sleeve type float.

JBugs is having a sale on the 73+ tank. The only difference I can see is that the sending unit twists on. Thus it must use the extended arm type sending unit, correct?

So what other differences am I missing?

electrical connection on my 72 had a spade connection to the sender and a ground wire under a mounting bolt then the wire was screwed to the engine compartment.

How does the arm type sender get wired?

Anything else? Since I need a tank and a sender, should I pull the trigger on both?

Here is a 73 tank

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 72 fuel tank and sender vs 73 Reply with quote

you say rotten - meaning perforated thru, or just dirty and rusty on the inside? From what I have read here in the bay forum, many of the newer senders aren't the most reliable.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 72 fuel tank and sender vs 73 Reply with quote

SGKent wrote:
you say rotten - meaning perforated thru, or just dirty and rusty on the inside? From what I have read here in the bay forum, many of the newer senders aren't the most reliable.


Yep.... happy easter holy. A rinse with large nuts and bolts knocked lots of rust off and holes appeared. Lots of holes.

I see the difference now.... 72 has a large vent pipe infront of the sender. the 73 does not.
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