Jump to content

I Can't find a replacement for Cork float in Sending unit.


Recommended Posts

I am getting ready to put the clean and sealed gas tank back in my 27 Cadillac. I want to replace the cork float in the sending unit. I have checked at Napa and other car stores. They look at you like what in the hell are you talking about. I even looked at Catalogs. I just can not find were to pick up a float. I have seen plastic ones. It is a retangle. 4-3-11/2 . Any ideas. I don't even know what the plastic float materal is called. I even googles . Nothing. thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

arm49...Welcome to the AACA Forum.

I feel confident that respondents will come on-line shortly.

In the meantime:

Click on "Search" within the header.

Left Column: "All Forums"

Right Column:

1. Key Search Terms: "Sending Unit"

2. Date Range: Newer than 8 Years. Older than 6 Months.

3. Click "Submit"

There are many discussions from the past within the Search feature.

Hope this helps.

PJHeizmann

Link to post
Share on other sites

Arm49; go to corkstore.com and click to yoga cork blocks. You will find blocks of cork as large as 9inches long, 5.5 wide, and 3.5 deep. There are many other sizes and shapes. Goodluck. regards; oldiron

Link to post
Share on other sites

the last three posts sound like just what you need , but if you do have to go to the straight cork replacement it will have to be sealed . i am not sure of this but i think the originals were sealed with shelack which is a type of varnish

Link to post
Share on other sites

Be VERY careful with the cork blocks. Most natural cork will float, but many of the cork blocks are "composite". They grind the cork into small bits, and "glue" it together with a binder. This stuff is heavier than natural cork AND WILL NOT FLOAT!

I am unaware of a source for the poly-nitraphyll closed cellular foam in blocks this size.

An alternative would be balsa wood. Most hobby or craft shops have balsa in blocks of this size. Whittle to the desired size, affix whatever arm may be necessary, and seal the exterior of the float. We would suggest using POR-15 as the sealant.

Jon.

Link to post
Share on other sites

It's fairly simple to make a float out of sheet brass. I tried composite cork and as a previous poster said it dosen't float. It took me about an hour to cut out and solder up one out of brass. Works excellent.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...