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lawyercalif 02-17-2012 06:38 PM

Fuel Sender
 
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?

simplyconnected 02-17-2012 07:08 PM

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

lawyercalif 02-17-2012 10:50 PM

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?

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Originally Posted by simplyconnected (Post 62437)
Simply follow the Shop Manual, and be sure you ground your tank. Six volts has a real hard time punching through rusty straps. - Dave


simplyconnected 02-17-2012 10:57 PM

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

YellowRose 02-17-2012 11:27 PM

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.

lawyercalif 02-17-2012 11:47 PM

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.

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Originally Posted by simplyconnected (Post 62445)
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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