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Old 02-15-2011, 09:18 PM
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stock old ford fuel guage w/ new sender

I need to replace the leaking fuel tank on my '39 Ford. I'd like to keep the stock guage working. However, the replacement tanks come with the 5 hole opening for the sender, versus the 6 hole stock sender. Is there an aftermarket sending unit that will work with my stock guage? I was already running 12 volts. According to the only post I found on here that was pertinent to this question, it seems the old ones maybe don't work on the variable resistance like the new ones? If anyone knows anything about this, I'd love to hear what they have done.
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www.speedwaymotors.com has the adapter from 5 hole to 6 hole senders, you will run into this up to '59 in Fords where this adapter is needed with an aftermarket sender.
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The adaptor is for putting a new sender, in an old tank. I don't think the adaptor works backwards. I need to get a new tank. They only come set up for the new 5 hole senders. My stock sender is 6 hole, & probably won't fit into the tank. So, no choice but to get a new sender. My question was: How do I make a new sender work w/ my stock guage?
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Call Bob Drake and tell him what you want to do and he will send you the correct sending unit. I recently completed a 37 Ford pickup that uses the original gauge and a 12 volt sending unit from Bob Drake and a poly reproduced fuel tank. I am using the original tank, sending unit and gauge in my 36 Ford but have a voltage step down for it and the oil pressure gauge. If you do not have a phone number for Bob Drake, go to bobdrake.com to get it.

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sending units

there was and explanation on sending units posted last year. There are different resistance value sending units for different gages. a lot of vendors carry what you need.
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