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Old 05-05-2020, 11:41 AM   #6
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Default Re: 57 Tbird fuel tank sender

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Originally Posted by RobD55 View Post
OK, thanks everyone.
I've just spent 5 years restoring the old girl and despite the care during body resto it seems there is probably blast grit in the tank and lines. I've rebuilt the carby twice and both times after initial starting and road testing the carby has flooded over due to both float chamber seizing up. the fuel filter and bowl have a superfine (like talcum powder) white grit which is passing through the paper element. I intend to remove the sender and do a full tank drain and wash to try and get it clean. I will remove the sender unit during cleaning and use the port to inspect the tank also. I will also flush the line from tank to filter inlet. If I have to replace the tank it would cost me about A$1500.00! I don't know what else to do.what else to do
Does the car have an original style fuel filter? If the filter isn't installed properly it doesn't seal inside.
The filter element goes up into the housing first then the bowl gasket, to cover & seal the edge of the filter, but the gasket must be well centered or it will pass debris around the edges & into the carb. Example in the 1st photo below...

Fuel tanks aren't that expensive, around $300+/- ...(more if you want a really nice stainless steel one)
See these two links...
But a good cleaning should fix the one you have.
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File Type: jpg fuel filter gasket c.jpg (53.2 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg AC fuel filter housing.jpg (85.8 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg fuel filter.jpg (19.2 KB, 5 views)

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