Product Review: A100 Fuel Sender For 67 Dart

Fuel and Air Systems

  1. Dana67Dart

    Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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    Dart 67 recently posted about a sender that he found that was very close to an OEM A Body. It is for a 60's A100, sold on E-Bay, here is his post:
    Close as you will come to getting an OEM fuel sender..

    Post 11, Arron Tate did an awsome wright up of the sender with some fantastic in tank photos.

    This led me to buy one to see how it works out in the real world.

    This might be the part number, it was on the shipping label.
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    There was a part of the box cut off from one end which leads me to believe that there were other identifying marks that the seller did not want to share
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    As Arron Tate (AT) noted it came in a nice box fairly well packaged.

    I noted that the sender had the same quality issues that AT noted so I don't think it is a one off issue but built into the design. The manufacturer could correct these issues if they chose to.

    I don't think I will need to point out which is my junk yard find OEM sender.
    As you can see the shape is very similar, the OEM is about an inch longer, has a longer float arm and has a turn down at the filter.

    As AT's photo of the sender in the tank shows (photo used with permission, thank you Arron)
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    OEM Fuel Sender in tank Arron(4).jpg

    I don't think this will effect the pickups ability to get the last drop of fuel.
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    Side view of the senders, you can see the new sender bends down more which makes sense due to its shape

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    The cage that holds the rheostate is nearly identical, some changes for how the board with the resistor wire on it mounts etc
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    Hard to see but the resistor board looks like the OEM unit

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    • Dana67Dart

      Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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      Part 2...

      Hard to see but there is a sweep and what looks like a set screw to hold the float arm to the sweep. Not sure how I feel about it, point of failure???
      I also noted that when the rheostate sweep moves across the resistance wire there is an audible sound of each wire being touched, kind of like a guitar string.

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      The connector for the sender looked like it might be a problem,the nut and washers left only a short threaded section. As it turned out the nut and washer are not a structural part of the assy, the stud has a flange that when pressed / crimped in place to attach the connection to the rheostat is what applies the sealing force. ( The OEM post is hanging on the lip on the right)

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      The supplied sealing ring and washer,
      Not sure if the PN is L0-006-N or N-900-07
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      Comparing OEM to new (I would use the OEM retainer)
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      Gasket, ( I did not have an OEM to measure)
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        Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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        Part 3...

        Brass float has a couple dings in it but doesn't seem fatal. The filter seemed well attached.

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        Resistance values were right on par with OEM

        Once I get it installed I will update with my findings
         
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          Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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          Conclusion...

          Well that was disappointing!

          The A100 Sender is worse in the low end and as liner as the Spectra

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          I do not think that this sender is worth the money. So sad, it had such promise!

          The shape was good the shape of the rheostat was good, But I suspect the amount of resistance wire in the empty range compared to the OEM rheostat board is the killer.

          I also noted that when I was putting the sender in My OEM tank it could tip down a few degrees suggesting the pickup could be bent down a few degrees. This would not effect the empty range of the sender just where the pickup is in relation to the fuel.

          You could also bend the float rod down to allow the float to start floating sooner, assuming it is not already touching the bottom of the tank.

          As for me, I'll run it down to a few gallons and reinstall my late model OEM moper sender at least until I can get a rebuildable OEM 67 era sender. :(

          Side Note... I have tweaked the empty stop for the float arm on my OEM late model Mopar sender. It will get much closer to 80+ ohms (IIRC) when empty now and I tweaked the full stop to prevent it from going under 10.8ish (IIRC) to prevent the gauge from reading over full.
           
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            I would look into finding a way to secure the plastic filter/sock onto the tube. I have that A100 reproduction sender in my van, sourced from “Vans” in Wisconsin. Same made in Taiwan sender offered by many. The element ends up coming off the tube over time. I would remove it and knurl the tube end somewhat and then reinstall the element so the knurling grabs onto the element. Also had this happen to a reproduction sender for a 78 D150 pickup.
             
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