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I took my gas tank out today..can't save it too badly dented up,the price of a new one if you can find one is crazy  anyways  took the sending unit out and have never seen one like it,  its a canister, is the  floats inside it and can you get to them to check it out or do youi replace the whole unit ??  thank you  !!



-- Edited by Bill shuba on Wednesday 15th of May 2019 09:08:25 PM

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Yes,you should be able to measure the resistance of the float as it moves up and down(ohms).If you can't there are a few shops that can do that for you.Short of rebuilding it you can replace it inexpensively.Did you have problems with it or just needing/wanting to replace the tank itself.Not sure about up there but tanks down South here are relatively inexpensive.What do they want for one? Mark G

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I cant get at the floats they are in the canister, just want to make sure it works hasn'had gas in the tank since 87 they were going to order me one  tank  from south but they wanted 525 ..I think I will check around for a good used one if possible



-- Edited by Bill shuba on Wednesday 15th of May 2019 09:28:21 PM

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Fuel Tank Dorman 576-064 fits 68-70 Chevrolet Chevelle
Genuine Dorman Part - Lifetime Warranty - Free Shipping



This should serve your needs,and at $99.98 US,should work in your application.Includes FREE shipping,This is from e-bay.And it comes with a filler neck as well.Anyone have any other thoughts on this? Mark G

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Hang onto that old sender Bill. Apparently they can be rebuilt. The quality of the offshore replacement units can be pretty poor.

Somebody with experience on this will certainly chime in.



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I have some extra tanks .... PM sent

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Thanks guys I will check it with a ohms meter and try that Howard thank you but your a bit far away ..darn it !!

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Bill, 69 full size Canadian Pontiac tank?

Let me check at work tomorrow if Spectra Premium offers one. I can't find it online. I know they make it for 65-66 and they are perfect. And affordable.

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You can check the original sending unit with an ohm meter. If I recall, it changes from about 90 ohms to zero ohms (one is full, one is empty - I don't remember which is which). Just hold it right side up and check resistance, then turn it up side down and check resistance again. If the float isn't stuck you should hear it move.

The replacement is readily available, but will have the swing-arm design you're likely more familiar with.

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Is this what it looks like.

Fuel Pump canister  67 Impala  (7).JPG

 

Fuel Pump canister  67 Impala  (3).JPG

I saved mine because I had heard they can be rebuilt.  Have not found a source yet....... have not been looking too hard!!!!!

Replaced with a tank unit that had a float on the end of the rod.    Dont have details on just what it was, so looong ago... 



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This is going back 10 years ago but when I had my 69 Laurentian the sending unit was still available at GM. Now it didn't have the "can" but it fit and worked fine.

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I sent an inquiry to Spectra Premium and unfortunately they replied back that they don't make for a 69 B body Pontiac.

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Yes Cliff thats the funny looking thing, Carl the place I went to say if they dont have or can't find it can't be bought...so I know they checked around forsure..gotta be a used one I quess..learning I will find one just relax and wait..soon as I find one there will be 3 others forsale haha Thank you guys for all the help !!

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Spectra Premium sending unit, part # FG105A. We have one on the shelf at our Calgary warehouse, but readily available. Has 3/8" line. Same unit for 1967 - 1970.



-- Edited by seventy2plus2 on Thursday 16th of May 2019 03:21:12 PM

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Spectra makes a tank for the '69 B body Chevs, is it not the same?



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2drpost wrote:

Spectra makes a tank for the '69 B body Chevs, is it not the same?


 Same thought I had! I was going to check the parts books tonight and see what GM says. I'm betting the only difference is the filler neck.



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will it work though Carl ?? never heard of Spectra and where are they located ? shipping costs prob the shits

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found thier website,,pontiac parisenne 69 don't look like my tank..69 impalla don't look like it either ?? darn nothing is easy

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Spectra headquarters are in Quebec. Lots of auto parts stores sell their tanks though.

This really is a head scratcher.

We know the trunk floor on a 69 Parisienne and a 69 Impala is the same, right?

We know the frame on a 69 Parisienne and a 69 Impala is the same, right?

The tank fits in and around those 2 items. The only other thing it could be is the filler neck, right?

GM says the following:

68, 69, 70 Impala tank is 3961918. Old numbers for it are 3930951 and 3947521.

68, 69, 70 Parisienne tank is 3961918. Old number for it is 3947521.

If Spectra makes a tank for a 69 Impala as per what 2drpost says, why do they say they don't have one for Parisienne? Way back in the 1970 GM parts catalogue, GM says it's the same tank.



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https://ecat.spectrapremium.com/products/GM53B



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I'd say go with the Spectra GM53B as Carl has provided a link to. It's used in 1969 & 70 Chev B-body. It looks the same as what's in my 1970 Cdn Pontiac's, but I have a bracket across the filler neck that bolts to the trunk pan.

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Thank you Carl...it don;t say how much but gives me some places to check out !!

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Just an FYI - if you walked into one of the Auto Value stores in Calgary, here's the pricing on the website:
Fuel Tank: GM53B $694.37
Sending Unit: FG105A $113.49

You may be able to do better locally or online.



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oh my !!! looks like I am looking for a decent used one haha darn

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Bill here's some pics of a 69 in a yard in Alberta ( pics are 3 or 4 years old ) but if you think it's worth a chance then ask for contact info



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