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What fuel sending unit is this?

I pulled this out of the tank of a 1971 914. It does not look like any sending unit I have seen in any other Porsche.

Anyone know what this went to when it was new? An old VW? A 356? A very early 914?

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The end plate looks like it says "AUSTRALIA".

I doubt it's from a 914, or from any Porsche or VW for that matter. My best guess is that it's something that someone had on hand that they figured would work.

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You are both right and somewhat wrong.

I did pull this out of a 914 gas tank. I have never seen one like it and could not figure out what the deal was. If you have ever seen a 914, or any Porsche, sender it is a long tube like thing that is a great deal better made than this is.

However, it is not a 914 part. It is a generic replacement part that fits a number of tanks and you adjust it to length. It works but it takes a bit of doing to adjust it. A person that works for VOD pointed this out to me.

VDO still sells these for about $35 each. Next to the price of a Porsche unit I can see where someone would opt for this method.

It still works, so I will just toss it back onto the shelf. Someday I might need it.
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Nice to know there is an inexpensive alternative to the otherwise high VDO prices Can you believe forty bucks for a VDO plastic gage "can" to mount on your dash????
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