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I've just discovered ( by running out of petrol!) that my series 2 has had a later type petrol sender fitted.
As it reads 1/4 full when it's actually empty, is there a way to adapt it? I've tried to get a pre-'64 sender but the suppliers all say out of stock!
Good second hand one anybody?
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UPDATE.
Hopefully I've got this problem sorted....found stock in the USA (Sports & Classics Stamford, Connecticut) for around the same price (including delivery) as from the usual UK suppliers....how does that figure?!!

£58 all in... Fingers crossed!



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I may have remembered this wrong but I have this memory that you can adjust the sender somehow apart from bending the float arm.


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Apparently the sender is not only physically different it's gubbins and electrical values are too.simple rule of thumb seems to be two types...gold speedo face and black speedo face sender versions to match.



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Yes, I believe that is why the later cars have a voltage stabiliser.

Mine is still in the condition I got it with the later black speedo, but the gold fuel gauge, which is the other option to keep sender an gauge matched.

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jcrcleeman wrote:
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I've tried to get a pre-'64 sender but the suppliers all say out of stock!
John.
Honestly?? I'd be very surprised it that was really the case. There are SO many Morris Minor specialists that I have never been unable to obtain anything for my Minor.

There is a list on the forum here of 30 odd parts suppliers.



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Following on from Old English White's comments I've spent over an hr having another look at web sites offering morris minor spares and at last i've found one for sale in the UK.....only snag is that it is an eye watering price!!!

USA Morris Parts Supplier £58 inluding delivery........UK supplier £125.29 PLUS DELIVERY!!!!

I'm more than happy with my New York supplier thankyou!
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These are quite reliable generally. I have never had any trouble with mine. Surely there are plenty of secondhand ones around in working order?



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You would think so, but I've not seen one on ebay or other secondhand online sites for ages and with the lack of opportunity for auto-jumbles there is apparently a shortage of them and similar normally reliable parts.



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I must say that I am surprised. You really have tried all the of the specialists listed under "Parts suppliers" on this forum have you?
Not all of them will have a detailed website and not everybody automatically lists their stock on ebay where, it seems to me, prices are often rather high in any case.
Whenever I have needed unusual bits for my Minor I have found much better response from telephone calls.



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Just for the record...Fuel sender (NOS) sent from New York to East Yorkshire in 5 days!

Now to fit it and then drive with belief in the the gauge reading!



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