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1957 Pathfinder gas tank


The tank in my 57 isn't leaking but needs a new sending unit for fuel gauge. Will the tank from a 57 chevy fit. Looking at what Ecklers offers and wondering on complete change of tank or which sending unit would fit, if any. confuse



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Glen:

I have heard good things about Spectre. They are a Canadian company with many distributors throughout the Provinces.

You may need to contact them directly.

www.spectrapremium.com/products/fuel_tank.html

You can save on shipping costs and it is in CDN dollars.
BRITISH COLUMBIA

Burnaby

Spectra Premium Industries
3068 Beta Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5G 4K4
Tel.: (604) 298-5099
Fax : (604) 298-5077
800-881-2988



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Thanks, will give them a call.

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Plus one on Spectra. I have used a few of their tanks, always a perfect fit and appear just like the original. I also sell their products at my job and have been very happy with them.

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The gas tank is identical to a 57 Chevy and so is the sending unit.  I put a stainless tank in my car when I had to pull it for the exact same reason you are, the sending unit stopped working.

I also replaced the straps when I had it apart.



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What about the filler neck?

I'm about to replace my tank as well and when I look for 57 chev replacement, the filler neck show upper and lower but mine is only in one piece..Any idea?

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57 Pontiac's and Chevy's have different filler pipes. As far as i know no one repro's the Pontiac ones. You may want to try AMES PONTIAC in the U.S. for the 57 Pontiac filler pipe. 



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Hi guys, I replaced my sending unit on my '57 Pathfinder this past summer, as the screen was so blocked with crud on the old one I couldn't suck anything through it & the fuel guage wasn't working either. Fortunately my tank was in good shape as were the straps holding it & it was easy enough to drop it down to access the sending unit/pickup. Just had to remove the straps and the filler neck, which is a friction fit & easily done.

One word to the wise though, the made in Quebec Spectra Premium FG84B unit I bought to install, while billed as a "direct replacement" wasn't a direct replacement. While it fit well (and in the end, functions properly & was the identical shape to the original), the fuel line connection nut was metric & the fuel line was 7/16", as far as I can tell (or some metric size close to that)!

Why on earth a part billed as a "direct replacement" part for a North American car built in the 50s would have metric threads I have no idea, but I ended up having to cut the fittings on both my fuel line and the new pickup and bridge the gap with a short section of fuel line to make it work. I hated to do that, but what can you do?

So yes, the part works (both the pickup and sending unit work fine), but don't expect it to bolt right up if you buy one as an OEM replacement.

Good luck with your pickup!

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Good to know! Maybe you should let them know...not direct replacement!!! To be expected I guess.....

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