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    I just put in new gauges and along with them I received a new fuel sender. It has a five bolt mount. Is there anyone that knows the proper way of installing one of these in our gas tanks?

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    Simply follow the Shop Manual, and be sure you ground your tank. Six volts has a real hard time punching through rusty straps. - Dave
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    • #3
      Thank you for your reply. However, I now have a 12 volt gauge system, no constant voltage module, and a new gas tank. The problem is that the new fuel sending unit has five holes for mounting. I need to know if any one has adapted this type of sender to fit in the hole where the old sender was held down by the twist ring?

      Originally posted by simplyconnected View Post
      Simply follow the Shop Manual, and be sure you ground your tank. Six volts has a real hard time punching through rusty straps. - Dave

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      • #4
        There is only one model year (that I know of) that Ford used 12-volts in their gauges; 1956. That was the first year for 12-volts. In '57, Ford quickly went back to 6-volt, and kept it that way. GM and Chry also used 6-volt gauges. If yours is 12-v, that's news to me. What brand of gauges did you use?

        My '55 uses the holes and not the locking ring. Does your new gasket cover the holes? If so, it should fit with the locking ring. The gasket goes on the tank, then the sending unit, then the locking ring. - Dave
        My latest project:
        CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

        "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
        --Lee Iacocca

        From: Royal Oak, Michigan

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        • #5
          Fuel Sender

          It sounds to me like you have the wrong sending unit for our Squarebirds. The correct sending unit for a Squarebird is A4-25 on Page 15 of the Bird Nest catalog.

          Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
          '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
          "It's Hip To Be Square"
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          Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

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          • #6
            Its 12 volt because I replaced the original gauges with Classic quad gauge. The sending unit came with the new gauge. The Quad gauge fit in the original bezel with some slight trimming and provides for oil, water temp, volts and fuel.

            Originally posted by simplyconnected View Post
            There is only one model year (that I know of) that Ford used 12-volts in their gauges; 1956. That was the first year for 12-volts. In '57, Ford quickly went back to 6-volt, and kept it that way. GM and Chry also used 6-volt gauges. If yours is 12-v, that's news to me. What brand of gauges did you use?

            My '55 uses the holes and not the locking ring. Does your new gasket cover the holes? If so, it should fit with the locking ring. The gasket goes on the tank, then the sending unit, then the locking ring. - Dave

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