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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 04, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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I have a leaking brass float in my fuel sending unit on my antique Dodge. Will 2 part epoxy hold up to being submerged in gas?
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Not sure if it will. If the hole is small,could you solder it ?

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I did solder it however the brass is thin and last time it cracked in a new spot so I thought I would coat the float with epoxy to strengthen it.
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either the epoxy for nail polish will do.

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Micky,
Have you tried looking for a float ? I have a pretty good source that has not let me down yet. E-mail me the year, engine size and carb number if you have one and I will see what I can find.
By the way, completely coating the float might add enough weight to it to keep it from working properly.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 04, 12:30 PM
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I would think that JB Weld would work fine if use sparingly.

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Coat a nail with JB Weld and drop it in a small container of gas. If it looks good in a day or two, go for it. But keep the jar around. Check it from time to time. If the JB starts to break down, you'll know it's time to peak at the float. A little dab'l do ya.

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Installed it back in the Dodge earlier today. Gauge works again,I have to admit I never thought about the extra weight of the epoxy weighing the float down. Guess I will find out when I fill it up! If that fails I will send you an email BillK.
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