Fuel sender unit Type 1

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DSU475
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Fuel sender unit Type 1

Post by DSU475 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:26 pm

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Hi All,
I'm trying to identify the sender unit as fitted to my Type 1. I have contacted Rimmer Bros, they say it isn't a Triumph one.
Any ideas welcomed.

Many thanks,
Andy.

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Re: Fuel sender unit Type 1

Post by Richard and Pat » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:23 am

Put this on Fadebook [sic] and also asked Richard Howard who used to work with Tony D and he has come back with what he thinks may be a Smiths part number TBS1515005 However he has some recollection of having to modify some of the fuel senders at that time due to them being either too long or too short.

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Re: Fuel sender unit Type 1

Post by Richard and Pat » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:24 am

Stuart Morgan says:
I was wondering about this, too, when I had an issue (turned out to be a bad earth, unsurprisingly) on my Type 1. I was told it was Mini, but it clearly isn't!

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Re: Fuel sender unit Type 1

Post by Richard and Pat » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:24 am

Scott Lyons says:
Car Builder Solutions have a good selection of horizontal mount senders and also do control box so you can adjust readings if you can’t get close enough with bending float wire, they also do vertical types if easier.

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Re: Fuel sender unit Type 1

Post by Richard and Pat » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:25 am

Henk Resink says:
I am building a type 3 and use a Veglia gauge with a universal sender unit (also used in the Yacht industry) ,
This unit looks like its from a Reliant or a fairly common British car

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Re: Fuel sender unit Type 1

Post by steveO » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:19 pm

Hi,

I gave up on this after we spoke a couple of years back. Alan could not help.
It turned out mine was petrol in the float and a Jeep one fitted. $5 and of course $10 postage lol.
These are a single winding of wire on a bobbin and could be repaired/rewound if stuck. Sounds complicated, but used to do similar when I was an apprentice for an instrument company. Single layer of varnished wire and you rub the varnish off with a green rubber where the slider/wiper tracks. Need to know the wire gauge and ohms per foot.
If you can get a universal with a converter sounds the way to go.
Steve

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Re: Fuel sender unit Type 1

Post by DSU475 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:40 pm

Hi All,
I have looked at Smiths part number TBS1515005 which appears similar and is a vertical mount, but doesn't have a fuel delivery pipe. I could probably modify one to fit.
I will probably end up blanking the existing sender hole and fitting a vertical sliding float type on the top of the tank.
The windings on my current sender are worn and broken.

I'm still holding out hope that someone will be able identify it :)

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Re: Fuel sender unit Type 1

Post by Richard and Pat » Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:33 pm

Note the PCD of the vertical type.

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Re: Fuel sender unit Type 1

Post by steveO » Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:06 pm

If fitting a vertical type you could leave the existing installed without the float arm and use just as a fuel pipe.

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