Twin Grille Roadster 89809,

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Rusty Ferrell
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Twin Grille Roadster 89809,

#1 Post by Rusty Ferrell » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:14 pm

Decided to replace the wiring harness on the above Roadster, since it is a 62 the sending unit is on the bottom of the tank. The tank isn't in good condition and as such I want to replace it with a new tank, but no bottom sender tanks are being produced. Question, before I order the wiring harness from YNZ I need to determine if it will have a top or bottom sender. I don't see the down side of having a conventional top sender even though it may be incorrect for this build. Any comments, considerations would be appreciative.
I personally think a bottom sender is a sorry design.

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Re: Twin Grille Roadster 89809,

#2 Post by David Jones » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:38 pm

Putting it on the top is the sensible option and should make no difference to the price as under normal circumstances the sender would be out of sight anyway if it were correct, so being out of sight under the tank cover comes to the same thing for concours judging unless they lift the tank cover during judging. On the other hand you can always go to these folks and buy an unoriginal one. ... cat184.htm
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Re: Twin Grille Roadster 89809,

#3 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:47 pm

You might want to check with a few judges if you plan on showing the car. I seem to remember reading that points not taken off for top sender tank in a 62 any more. Then question is paint new tank black like bottom sender or grey like top sender tank?
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