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Fuel Sender

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Does anyone know who might manufacture a RELIABLE fuel sending unit for a 1968 Cougar XR7 WITH low fuel warning light?

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I've heard it's really hard to get a relieble low fuel sender. Hopefully I'm wrong

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You can buy the thermister and replace it on your existing sender for low fuel warning. Mustang senders will make your fuel gauge read incorrectly. Have not heard of anyone making the correct resister section for a 68 (but that doesn't mean someone isn't)
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No, and I don't know why this is because the Thunderbird folks have a good reasonably priced sender unit with low fuel available from any T Bird part supplier.

In any case, you can buy the T Bird sender and swap the important parts (thermistor, sending unit, filter sock, and float) to rebuild your original cheaply. Click here to see the T Bird unit that you need to buy:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400862986134?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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sjrdcr wrote:Does anyone know who might manufacture a RELIABLE fuel sending unit for a 1968 Cougar XR7 WITH low fuel warning light?
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Royce wrote:No, and I don't know why this is because the Thunderbird folks have a good reasonably priced sender unit with low fuel available from any T Bird part supplier.

In any case, you can buy the T Bird sender and swap the important parts (thermistor, sending unit, filter sock, and float) to rebuild your original cheaply. Click here to see the T Bird unit that you need to buy:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400862986134?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

Wow, that's pretty reasonable. I wonder what it would take to get them to start making one for the XR-7's?
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It should be a matter of Bill Basore or Don asking the Chinese to do it. They have all the stuff they need.
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Royce wrote:No, and I don't know why this is because the Thunderbird folks have a good reasonably priced sender unit with low fuel available from any T Bird part supplier.

In any case, you can buy the T Bird sender and swap the important parts (thermistor, sending unit, filter sock, and float) to rebuild your original cheaply. Click here to see the T Bird unit that you need to buy:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400862986134?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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sjrdcr wrote:Does anyone know who might manufacture a RELIABLE fuel sending unit for a 1968 Cougar XR7 WITH low fuel warning light?

Royce.

Do you know if the sender unit is correct for Cougar gauge. The repro Mustang one doesn't read correctly on the three gauges I have tested. Mustang one goes full ok then drops to the empty mark (before the red area) when the tank is half full
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We have commissioned all four versions (67-8, 69, 70 and 71-3) to be reproduced in stainless and the prototypes were sent back for minor revisions in August. We hope to see the first shipment soon but I would prefer not to give a solid date as they never come in when we think. For now you will have to hit the "notify me" button on our site.

Here is the link for the soon to be available 67-8 version.

Here the link for the soon to be available 1969 version.

Here the link for the soon to be available 1970 version.

Here is the link for the 71-73 version which is in stock now.
http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/stor ... attribs=84

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Leon that would be a minor bending of the wire that holds the float. I don't use the reproduction sender without comparing it to an original and tweaking it to match exactly. Electrically the variable resistor (rheostat) is identical in the repros.

leonbray wrote:
Royce wrote:No, and I don't know why this is because the Thunderbird folks have a good reasonably priced sender unit with low fuel available from any T Bird part supplier.

In any case, you can buy the T Bird sender and swap the important parts (thermistor, sending unit, filter sock, and float) to rebuild your original cheaply. Click here to see the T Bird unit that you need to buy:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400862986134?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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sjrdcr wrote:Does anyone know who might manufacture a RELIABLE fuel sending unit for a 1968 Cougar XR7 WITH low fuel warning light?

Royce.

Do you know if the sender unit is correct for Cougar gauge. The repro Mustang one doesn't read correctly on the three gauges I have tested. Mustang one goes full ok then drops to the empty mark (before the red area) when the tank is half full
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1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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That is awesome news Don!

Don Rush wrote:We have commissioned all four versions (67-8, 69, 70 and 71-3) to be reproduced in stainless and the prototypes were sent back for minor revisions in August. We hope to see the first shipment soon but I would prefer not to give a solid date as they never come in when we think. For now you will have to hit the "notify me" button on our site.

Here is the link for the soon to be available 67-8 version.

Here the link for the soon to be available 1969 version.

Here the link for the soon to be available 1970 version.

Here is the link for the 71-73 version which is in stock now.
http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/stor ... attribs=84
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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