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Norcal69's Common Sense Build.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Norcal69, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Jul 30, 2020
    jzeber

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    I was going to add my $.02 but don't want to get on the banned wagon.
     
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  2. Jul 30, 2020
    Norcal69

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    Exactly.......
     
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  3. Aug 4, 2020
    Norcal69

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    Right before the Rubicon I developed a fuel leak from the sending unit O ring on my rear tank. Since I needed to drop the tank to replace the O ring and run the fuel return line I decided to replace the finicky sending unit.

    I had to adapt the CJ sending unit to YJ tank. Lots of careful tack welding to not overheat the sender.

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    I also added an extension to the pickup tube to allow all 15 gal to be used.
    Before I would run out of gas at 12 gallons. After extending the tube I am able to use all but about 1/2 gallon before running out.
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  4. Aug 5, 2020
    Norcal69

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    I got the new sending unit in the tank and installed the whole mess with a functioning return line. Tonight's project is the fuel tank valve.
    I am hoping to mount it on the floor riser between the seats.
    Got it all labeled so I wont get confused when I'm lying on my back this evening...... :confused:

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  5. Aug 7, 2020 at 11:40 AM
    Norcal69

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    Finally got the fittings in and the valve mounted. I had to special order the 1/2"NPT-5/16" barb fittings. Its not the prettiest install I've done.... but it will work.

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    Just need to finish bolting it up and plumbing the return lines.


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  6. Aug 7, 2020 at 12:19 PM
    FinoCJ

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    So are you going to have an electric switch to flip the fuel gauge as well?
     
  7. Aug 7, 2020 at 1:17 PM
    Norcal69

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    Yup, I have a switch on the dash that transfers the sending unit signal.
     
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  8. Aug 7, 2020 at 9:42 PM
    Steve's 70-5

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    Do you still have the original/factory Jeep cluster?
     
  9. Aug 7, 2020 at 10:45 PM
    Norcal69

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    Yes
     

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