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Old 10-06-2017, 11:17 AM   #21
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If you had thoughts about replacing and did not know what you had now(not removed yet) would the #50 or #80 lb be correct for a Forty ?
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:44 PM   #22
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Sender needs to match the gauge (for original senders). Someone posted recently that they were using a modern sender (#60 lb) with an original gauge (#50) and getting correct reading.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:13 PM   #23
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Todays update. I had to make a new temporary gas line in order to get the car to basement. Had three on the shelf but not correct on incoming pipe so had to turn down the crimped fittings from the old pipe in lathe in order to have stubs to attach hose with clamps. Poking around in my scrap steel, I found enough odd pieces of stuff and am now making a wrench somewhat like pictures you folks sent along . My success will tell the story if it works ! Just one hurdle after another I guess.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:26 PM   #24
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Don't these little hurdles and trials test our resourcefulness as well as patience.
I can vouch for that. But in the end with a positive result its all worth while.
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:51 PM   #25
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When I resharpen a drill bit most of the time i get square holes.
Isn't that the truth.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:20 PM   #26
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go to vintage snap on tools on e bay they are on there a lot.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:10 PM   #27
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Here is the one from from Lawson Cox. Looks like you take a long open end-box end wrench , heat it up and bend it 90 degrees and weld a nut on top of the box end for a socket.
What size is the wrench? I've got plenty of old cheap tools I could bend.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:54 PM   #28
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The square shank you need to grip is 9/16...if you bend a 9/16 combination into a U you will be real close to the Snap-on purpose made tool. Just add an old socket at the top for a wrench extension. If you make one, the curve and spacing needed can be easily determined on a sender that's not on the car.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:48 PM   #29
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Plan "B"

After prying out the ill fitting repro floor board and contorting myself around pedals to get a wrench on the oil sender, I bought a 4" copper nipple of the same thread size and a threaded connector from Ace Hardware, and mounted the replacement Oil sender to that. Now I can get a regular wrench on it from the engine compartment. About $6.
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