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Does it look like this? The pump is like 68 dollars and these are 69. From what I gather the ...


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Old 12-13-2016, 01:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Does it look like this? The pump is like 68 dollars and these are 69.





From what I gather the pump is in a velley in the bottom of the tank, the sender is this seperate deal.. Mine is a 1991 after the change to the integral unit they used for years even thru the second gen trucks use a pump like mine. I just did mine.


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Old 12-13-2016, 07:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Does it look like this? The pump is like 68 dollars and these are 69.





From what I gather the pump is in a velley in the bottom of the tank, the sender is this seperate deal.. Mine is a 1991 after the change to the integral unit they used for years even thru the second gen trucks use a pump like mine. I just did mine.
I wish. No it's nothing like it. I'll have a pic up shortly. Weirdest thing I've ever seen.
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Originally Posted by Sniper X View Post
Does it look like this? The pump is like 68 dollars and these are 69.

From what I gather the pump is in a velley in the bottom of the tank, the sender is this seperate deal.. Mine is a 1991 after the change to the integral unit they used for years even thru the second gen trucks use a pump like mine. I just did mine.
that looks like a ford part. this is what the sending unit looks like for a 88-90 truck. looking at it again makes wonder if you could possibly use the sending unit out of a new truck as long the round plat up to was the same diameter


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that looks like a ford part. this is what the sending unit looks like for a 88-90 truck. looking at it again makes wonder if you could possibly use the sending unit out of a new truck as long the round plat up to was the same diameter
Exactly what I got. However I wish mine was in that condition.



I've read that the newer ones are a different diameter and if you're going to swap it all to new style the best thing to do is get a tank and sending unit from a newer 90-93 truck. I'm going to soak this one in Evapo-Rust and see what happens. If she cleans up well I'll probably just keep it. Hell I already got a new pump and sock for it.
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ya i check that today. i still think you could make it work. you don't have to worry about the curly line holding fuel. it just has to press the sending unit down. the only thing that you might have issues with is the fuel sending unit. once you get some of the rust removed you may want to hook the sending unit back up to the truck and see if it is working or not. it would definitely suck to put it all back together and not have it work.


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Yea having the bed off would make it not such a pain to pull it back out but yes I plan on making sure the unit works before I get too far.
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hopefully it works. if not you could possibly get a 90's jeep Cherokee fuel tank and modify it to work in a truck. i have considered putting one in my 81 but the jeep tank is too tall to look right since the back end of my truck sits pretty high. if your lowering your truck and building it for performance then it might be the better route. just so you have the weight sitting behind the axle instead of it hanging on the 1 side of the truck.


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Interesting. Never thought of that. Perhaps maybe even a fuel cell and a electric fuel pump with a pressure regulator?? I'm definitely not up to par on efi stuff. I know this TBI seems to be the most primitive form EFI but I still know little about it. I have always been a carb guy when it comes to my street cruisers and leave the new stuff for the grocery getters. But I do think I'd like to keep this one TBI rather then carb it.
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i don't know how legal fuel cells are on street vehicles which is why i suggested a jeep fuel tank. it is plastic and it is approximately 32"x22"x12" which should fit between the framerails at the back nicely. the only thing is the one i got off a 96 had no return line so one would have to be added to make it work with TBI. as far as pressure regulators go you shouldn't need one. there is one on the TB. i think the TBI system only requires 15 PSI to run and everything else runs back to the tank.


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Good point about the cell. Definitely something I'm going to look into. If I could mount a stock style tank where the spare tire is and make it work with the throttle body then I'd be in good shape. Weight distribution plus getting rid of that terrible fuel pump assembly. Sounds good to me. I guess the filler hose may be an issue bit nothing I can't figure out.
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