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Where can I find these hard to find parts for my 72 D200?

This truck has sat for a long time and the fuel system is paying for it. The fill neck to the auxiliary tank has completely given way and as you can see the inside of the same tank suffered as well. Luckily it is made of plastic and cleaned up fairly easy. But the sending unit and whatever else the other thing is has to be replaced. I do not know if this was a dealer option or a factory one. All I know is my grandfather special ordered this truck in 1971 and this fuel tank is one of the options he special ordered. It looks as though it was a very clean factory install though. No one knows anything about it or where I can get these parts. Do any of you have any idea where I can get them?






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Get a variable resistor and check the ohms that make the gauge work - it is under 500 ohms.

JC Whitney used to sell sending units for aux tanks in 4 flavors, big 3 and SW. Might look on Summit also.

Don't forget the filter sock on the pickup tube.

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The sending unit for the gauges I was hoping would be like that. I was htinking it is a generic type affered in aftermarket applications. The tube aasembly I may have to make.
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The grommet for the fill pipe is usually the hard one, any cap and neck will work, even a late screw in one. The pickup tube can be done with a bulkhead fitting and a nylon fuel line section to the pickup sock in the tank. Most machinery uses Stewart Warner; Ford, GM and Chrysler were different ohms and one reversed from the other 2 for reading on the gauge. The fuel fill hose is avail from marine suppliers.

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So far my search has turned up not a damn thing. The fill hose I have already taken care of. But those in tank parts are a different story. I think I can make the pick up tube assembly. But the sending unit for the gauge is the problem.
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Mouser Electronics has resistors, throttle position sensors and magnetic switches.

A simple way is to measure the travel distance and float a magnet on a tube with magnetic switches inside that connect resistors to the gauge sense wire. Add a gallon or 2 at a time to calibrate the position of the switch and set the gauge position with a reostate and measure the resistance needed to make the gauge read.

Or use a reostate with a float arm in place of the knob.

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Um, my brain hurts.
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Check with a well stocked NAPA. They have all kinds of senders in there catelog and I believe the even have a universal one thats adjustable for different tank depths.

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The one I tried would not help me. If it is not in thier computer I am out of luck.
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The one I normally go to will let me read the paper catalog on the counter.

JC Whitney has a universal 2 in gauge up for $24, 5 to 25 in deep with no dip tube - not hard to add one.

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