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  This topic is about my 1972 MG MGB GT
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jrhickmn James Hickman
Sevierville, TN, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Maggie Rose"
1963 MG Magnette MkIV "Iris"
1966 Jaguar 3.8S
1972 MG MGB GT "Liz"    & more
my fuel gauge tanked (ha!) about two weeks ago and i ordered a solid state upgrade replacement sender unit from Moss....since the old sender had a float full of gas. i spent two hours this afternoon trying to do the part swap. gas EVERYWHERE. i just couldn't get it to seal, no matter WHAT i did...until i tried installing it RIGHT SIDE UP!



Jim H. is a grease-stained wretch, too.

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HoosierMGB Gold Member Steve Koller
South Bend, Indiana, USA   USA
1976 MG MGB
Oh man...ouch winking smiley



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barry s Silver Member Barry Stoll
Alexandria, VA, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB GT
1974 MG MGB
1976 Triumph TR6
1980 MG MGB
seems like the thread title is a slam on Moss. Not so???

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oleanderjoe Silver Member Joseph Baba
Fresno, Ca, USA   USA
If the old unit is still good except for the float, Moss sell a BRASS replacement float. I hate the plastic units.

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stuntflyr Chris McMillin
Catalina, Foothills, USA   USA
Funny.
Chris...

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MGB567 Gold Member Barrie Braxton
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB MkI "Money Guzzler"
1979 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "Darkside"
Too late now but there's several topics on fitting these; one in the past 6 weeks. As for the brass float it too has featured often here - no need to buy from Moss as it's a readily available (in NA) early '70s Ford part.



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MG Cruiser Gold Member Keith Delta4
Rockingham, WA, Australia   AUS
1970 MG MGB "Moneypit"
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jrhickmn James Hickman
Sevierville, TN, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Maggie Rose"
1963 MG Magnette MkIV "Iris"
1966 Jaguar 3.8S
1972 MG MGB GT "Liz"    & more
yeah, not Moss' fault at all. all the issues that i have ever had with Moss parts were really with the DPO or my own fault. some days i am a better (completely amateur) mechanic than others.



Jim H. is a grease-stained wretch, too.

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tbarker7815 Tom .
Knoxville, TN, USA   USA
Jim, your daughter has to be a lot taller than that since the last time I saw her.

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jrhickmn James Hickman
Sevierville, TN, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Maggie Rose"
1963 MG Magnette MkIV "Iris"
1966 Jaguar 3.8S
1972 MG MGB GT "Liz"    & more
In reply to # 3553233 by tbarker7815 Jim, your daughter has to be a lot taller than that since the last time I saw her.

oh, yeah. (hijacking my own thread.) couple pics here of the daughter you remember--who is an inch and a half shorter than me--plus her younger sister who is 6, and even one with the wife, if i do this right. the pic of Afton driving the red jag with the tatty headliner is when it was being towed up onto the uhaul trailer. (red jag--project, green jag--parts car)(baseball game--at tampa bay.)

(edit: you will notice that i am wearing an MG hat in two of the three pictures....and holding it in a third picture.)



Jim H. is a grease-stained wretch, too.



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Diver648 Gold Member Warren Siringer
Tucson, Arizona, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB
1967 MG MGB GT
1971 MG MGB GT
1974 MG MGB
Do you want some spare parts for the Jag? I have some leftovers I will never use.

Warren

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Ex-Calif Gold Member Dan D
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA   USA
1968 MG MGB GT "Bart - Yellow And Naughty"
1977 MG MGB "Red Betty"
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Steve S. Stephen Strange
Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB MkII "The Mouse Trap"
Jim-
Why do I get an eerie feeling of Deja-Vous when I read your post?

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smirkinwill William McCurdie
Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1969 MG MGB "Lady Jane"
Wait! Doesn't everybody use the trip odometer for a fuel "gauge"?



1969 MGB "Lady Jane"

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KRCaddis Gene Johnson
Santa Margarita, CA, USA   USA
1961 Morris Minor Pickup "Morris, Of Course"
Lacking a gasket, I used silicon to seal the tank sender on an old Chevy PU one time. Quite a learning experience (if you ever need a learning experience). It turned to jelly and dripped into the tank. Fortunately it didn't get past the fuel filter.

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