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Fuel Tank Sending Unit ?
I am trying to get my new fuel system put together and I have run into a snag.
I have my fuel tank: It is a plastic 20 Gal. tank from a 91 YJ, and it is in perfect shape. It has a sending unit in it, that has the in tank fuel pump. The pump still worked when I pulled the tank.
What I want is to get a new sending unit that does NOT have a pump. This tank will be feeding a SBC with a carb.
I was hoping to use a sending unit from an 87-90 YJ with a 258. However I have gone to three different parts places in my area, and all three of them told me they do not have that part. There was no listing at all, at any of the stores.
I did find out that a CJ sending unit will not work, because the YJs have a different shape hole in the tank where the sender attaches. (too bad, cause it is a lot easier to get a sending unit for a CJ)
I also got some information about Jeep using different fuel tanks starting in the model year 1991. But none of the parts people I talked to could tell me if the sending units from 87-90 have the same size mounting hole in the tank as the later tanks.
Pretty much the bottom line is that I am a lot more confused now, than I was when I started.
I would like to NOT have to deal with the dealership, but if worse comes to worse I will take my sending unit (with the pump) to the dealership and see if it matches up with the one for the 87-90. I am sure it will be expencive. If they don't match, I am really going to be stuck.
I am hoping that maybe someone has done this before, and may be able to give me a tip as to what to look for.
Thanks for any help, and sorry for the long post.