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Old 04-08-2018, 01:11 AM   #16  
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Re: Looking at new shocks/struts and springs, would like some advice.

Hawks Motorsports has what they describe as a “good, used tank with pump and sending unit” for $200.

You might want to check locally for someone to clean you existing tank.

93-97 Camaro/Firebird LT1 Fuel Tank with Pump and Sending Unit, USED - Hawks Third Generation

I have a new, unused sending unit, no pump. It is missing the level sensor/float, which you could transfer from your existing sender. I also have my original stock fuel pump, with bucket. Was working fine when removed from the tank in 2000. Was removed because I replaced it with a Bosch 205 LPH high pressure pump, and modified the tank to feed a second Bosch pump off the bottom/rear of the tank. If interested, I'll let the parts go cheap. Hawks wants $125 for a used assembly:

Fuel Sending Unit, 93-97 Camaro/Firebird V8 LT1-Used - Hawks Third Generation

They want $240 for a complete, new assembled pump and sending unit:

93-97 Camaro/Firebird 5.7L LT1 V8 Fuel Pump & Sending Unit New - Hawks Third Generation

I have no idea how good these prices are. They just seem to be a source for many of the 4th Gen parts.

Racetronix sells new in-tank pumps. Hawks also sells them:

Shop by Category - Camaro - 93-97 Camaro - Fuel Components - Fuel Delivery - Page 1 - Hawks Third Generation

Racetronix - FUEL PUMPS, RAILS, REGS, FILTERS & ACC

My car has been sitting for about 5 years..... I need to get it back on the road. I'm afraid of what I'm going to find. I'll cut the hatch in the package shelf to inspect. That may still be a problem because my roll bar rear braces have an “X” above the package shelf. If I have to replace the tank, fortunately there is no exhaust in the way (dual exhaust dumps in front of rear axle), all the heat shielding has already been removed. I just need to get the back end high enough to drop the rear axle. I installed the Strange 12-bolt on jack stands, working by myself, but that was almost 20 years ago, and the years have taken a toll on my agility!
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Re: Looking at new shocks/struts and springs, would like some advice.

My car sat in storage for a long time. When I pulled it out of storage and started working on getting it running, we eventually replaced the fuel tank due to rust etc. Removing/installing the tank was a huge PITA, primarily due to the filler neck. We also replaced the pump a couple of times, the last being a Delphi that I got from O'Reilly, as well as the sending unit, which was AC Delco. Messing with the tank might be a lot easier if you had a lift and could remove the rear axle.

I picked up a Spectra tank from AutoZone, but I would check around for pricing. RockAuto might be quite a bit cheaper, but there would be shipping charges. I don't think you can get an OEM tank anymore.

You could call Jason Cromer at Sam Taylor Buick to get pricing on OEM replacements for the pump & sending unit. RockAuto shows AC Delco & Delphi pumps available. The Delphi pump is described as including the "Sender Assembly", but none of the photos actually show the "Sending Unit", so that's a bit confusing. Perhaps the sender assembly and sending unit aren't the same thing or perhaps the descriptions just aren't accurate. Based upon the prices they show, it's likely the latter.
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Re: Looking at new shocks/struts and springs, would like some advice.

The tank at Hawks is a great price, but shipping to me was $400 (I live in Vegas). Check with local junk yards for cost. I found that junk yards in my area charge $25 for a tank, but the tanks are drilled. Had I done slightly more research, I would have picked up a tank, then found someone to weld the drilled area.

I ended up converting to a plastic tank, which does give an extra gallon of fuel capacity, lower weight, and easier installation/removal (due to the removable filler neck), it was a major pain in the *** figuring out the process.
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