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Fuel level sensor/meter replacement for Durant 614

Maybe a new topic for this instead of continuing the manual search topic.

The fuel level meter is probably beyond repair and looking for a replacement that would work.

Any ideas where to look or how the old one could still be fixed?

Where Are You From? Finland

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant 614

Re: Fuel level sensor/meter replacement for Durant 614

Could this be a solution?

Gas Fuel Sender 5 Bolt Sending Unit GM '65 & Up TAN-GML

0 ohm is empty, 90 ohm is full, is this correct for 1930 Durant 614?

Adjustable for fuel tanks from 6 to 24 inches deep, should be ok.

Where Are You From? Finland

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant 614

Re: Fuel level sensor/meter replacement for Durant 614

Good Morning. If you are careful going about the disassembly of the unit, it can be restored to working order. Mine was in the same shape and I was able to work each screw and fastener loose and clean each of the moving parts. The round unit on the top may need to be disassembled (drill out the rivets) to adjust the spring finger so it makes contact throughout its travel. Before installing new rivets, check the unit with an ohm meter to see that it works smoothly and properly throughout the travel. Let us know how you make out with it.

Where Are You From? Hyattsville Md

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: Fuel level sensor/meter replacement for Durant 614

Juha , I gave you the info on the one I got from Horton's in the other forum

Instruction and Operation Manual, Durant 614

I would give Horton's an email to ask if they still have that one. I know its not shown in the online catalogue nor the old paper one they sent me free 2009. I was dealing with a Paul Barber at Horton's over it. I just checked the top of my unit and it has 100436 stamped in the metal on top and other side on top is 9/23.
You just twigged a memory about 0 - 90 ohms. There are two of that type one was 90 - 0 and other was 0 - 90. I borrowed and sat with a meter a long time trying to figure what ours did, after I removed the rivets. I'm sorry I don't recall now which ours is. Mine was froze (gears) at 65 ohms. I'm 99% sure its 0 empty and ohm's rises as you fill the tank.

Too expensive to call Horton's from your place but here's Horton's info ..

http://www.horton.on.ca/Main%20Pages/contact.htm email mail@horton.on.ca

Give them the part info from the other forum and see if they still carry it so you know the correct one. The only thing that metal shop did right was I gave them the sending unit as they made that tank mess, and he cut and installed the unit as it should be in the tank. He makes custom gas tanks as well for rod's.

Here's the welding shop http://www.johnsonweldingworks.com/ which is has a few hot rod pic he's worked on.

Where Are You From? Ottawa, Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? Dominion built 1932 614 Sedan

Re: Fuel level sensor/meter replacement for Durant 614

Hi, I actually e-mailed Horton and asked for the part but didn't get any answer yet. This was Feb 29th. Maybe I should call them...

I'll try to disassemble and fix the old one but I have no big hopes for success. I'll keep you posted

Where Are You From? Finland

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant 614

Re: Fuel level sensor/meter replacement for Durant 614

Have you tried Stewart-Warner? They have a website. It's what I'm using, There is even a NOS sender on ebay now that looks close to the one I'm using. I can get the exact number of the one I have, but it was thirty years ago, so I'm pretty sure their parts numbers have changed. Ross

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: Fuel level sensor/meter replacement for Durant 614

Juha,

Your sending unit may still be rebuildable.
I've used Atwater Kent now known as KM Lifestyle Products.
They rebuilt the water temp gauge in my 31 model 619 and can rebuild others.
They don't advertise the service but you can call them for details.



http://www.mykmlifestyle.com/


(508) 792 - 9500
12 Jacques St.
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 792 - 9500
Hours M-F 9 to 5 EST

Re: Fuel level sensor/meter replacement for Durant 614

I asked KM Lifestyle for the possible fuel sensor resurrection

Let's see if it is possible, otherwise I have to check other possibilities, like the new unit previously mentioned in this thread.

Where Are You From? Finland

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant 614

Re: Fuel level sensor/meter replacement for Durant 614

Juha;
I too have had my gas float repaired and rebuilt by them and also had them make me a new temperature sending unit. I dealt with a guy named Mike there at the time several years ago and the job was perfect.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

Re: Fuel level sensor/meter replacement for Durant 614

Hi,

I will try an universal fuel level sender, 6”- 24” adjustable, 0-90 ohms.

The rebuild would cost 185 + shipping. Have to think about it if this universal sender does not work.

Where Are You From? Finland

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant 614

 

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