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    At the top of the sender I have 0966. Next to the fuel line is a pentastar. On the right side is 3747113. At the bottom is 04091. The extra vent line is above and a little left of the sender connection. Inside the vent line has a plastic tube that goes to the bottom of the tank next to the pickup screen. Other than the vent they are exactly the same design but with a little bit lower quality metal.

    Looks like China must be out of steel and they'll have to mine and smelt more before I can get my TIG. It's scheduled to be here mid July.
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    I already put the new unit in the car and forgot to take pictures.

    Here is the original unit. The sender is removed from its mounting point in these pics, but I did my best to fake it. The longer bent tube is the pickup and you can see the stain on it where the pre filter used to be. The shorter tube would have about 7 inches of plastic tube on it so the return would end at the bottom of the tank. The outside pic shows the up/down orientation of the unit in the tank.

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    The dot on the pickup line is the remains of one of the spotwelds that mounts the sender. I was considering using the new sender on the old assembly so I drilled it off.

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    Here is the one I made for the early 76 gas tanks with the hump.
    I punched out the 5/16" line and bent up some 3/8" stainless line.
    Mig welded on both sides for a leak free seal.
    I still have it.
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    I'm having reliability troubles with this sender. Sometimes I get in when I know I have about a full tank and it will read a hair above empty for up to 10 miles. Not as empty as if there was a wiring problem.

    At least nothing is leaking where I added the vent line or around the mounting ring.

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    I had two aftermarket senders for my charger some years ago and they were horrible. One stopped working after a short time and the other was inaccurate as heck.

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    My wife's OE sender does that in her 12yr old SUV. It could be reading anywhere in between reality and empty at any time. Weirdness. We just watch the trip odometer knowing about how many miles a tank full gets before getting close to 1/4. Sure is easier than pulling the rear seats and carpet to play around inside the tank thru the dual floor plugs.
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    chaz, i have a original used one that worked when i removed it. I can check it with a ohm meter to make sure it is still good and if it is good you can have it. It will need a float. Just pay to ship. It is a single tube sender though not double like your Cali one. mike
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    Thanks, but I'll use the odo method until I convert this. At that point I plan to put in a capacitive sender.

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