Completed first bend of the sending unit’s float arm.
A vice was used to secure the float arm and the bends were made by using a piece of wood to bend the arm … doing this leaves the metal rod as straight as possible. Once the bends are completed and the excess rod cut off, the float rod slips onto clips on the sending unit’s arm. Ohm readings were made and were almost spot on to the published 30 to 240 ohms as the float arm is moved through its full range of motion.
Completed float arm attached to the fuel level sending unit.
At this point the plans have the builder temporarily install the sender unit onto the tank to check for clearances and to adjust the float position. At the bottom of travel, the top of the float is to be 1 5/8" off the bottom of the tank … and at the top of travel, the float is to be 10 1/4" off the surface of the bottom of the tank. I used a ruler with two pieces of tape to identify the low level and high level and used that to make the adjustments. Also, the float arm is not to rest on the T-1208 baffle.
Top of the float in the low position is approximately 1 5/8" off the bottom of the tank.
Top of the float in the high position is approximately 10 1/4" off the of the bottom of the tank.After completing the adjustments to the float arm, there should be clearance between the T-1208 baffle and the float arm. Looks good, I can get my finger between the two.
Today the plan is to install the top skin of the fuel tank … more fuel tank sealant fun, can’t wait ... not.