fuel pickup from MoparMall and rear sway bar incompatibility

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  1. 66 Monaco 500 365

    66 Monaco 500 365 New Member

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    I installed an Addco rear anti sway bar while I was replacing the fuel tank and pickup.
    I thought that paying extra ($133 vs $50) for a USA made pickup/sender would be the best option, it had a 5 year warranty and came with a new seal and lock ring.
    I installed the sway bar while the tank was out of the car, that went really well, the extra room was nice.
    I installed the new tank and pickup and the fuel nipple aimed right at the center of the sway bar with only about 1/4" clearance. I looked at the pickup that was still in the stock tank and the output was angled about 20° up, it missed the sway bar, so I put the old pickup in the tank, and it works (except for the fuel level), why I was replacing the pickup in the first place.
    I can't wait to put some miles on the car to see how it handles with the new rear sway bar. I'll be returning the MoparMall pickup. If you have a rear sway bar, make sure the pickup nipple is not straight.
     
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  2. mr. fix it

    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    I fell for the similar quality fuel pickup story but from a different online supplier
    The unit I received was wackier than the original unit.
    To the credit of the supplier, it was replaced after a phone call and the replacement works perfectly
     
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    Polara_500 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    It took me 3 tries to find a fuel pickup that fit correctly on mine, and I've got some incorrect, (for my car), units for sale here.
     
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    odcics2 Well-Known Member

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    You will love that ADDCO bar!
    It was designed when your car was new!!!
     
  5. 66 Monaco 500 365

    66 Monaco 500 365 New Member

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    I'm looking forward to driving the car, but I'm not putting more than a gallon or two in it because ironically I have to drop the tank again to put a new sending unit in it. I did a complete suspension under my '69 Roadrunner, and the rear sway bar made the biggest difference in the feel of the car.