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66 f100 352 oil pressure sending unit question

I installed power steering on my 66 ford 352 f-100, now the power steering bracket to the oil filter/oil pressure port is too close to mount the new electric sending unit to the oil filter housing. Does anyone know if the filter housing mounted on the engine block (held by four bolts) can be flipped 90 or 180 to accomodate the new style sending unit? Or do I need to put an oil filter relocation kit on it?
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I installed power steering on my 66 ford 352 f-100, now the power steering bracket to the oil filter/oil pressure port is too close to mount the new electric sending unit to the oil filter housing. Does anyone know if the filter housing mounted on the engine block (held by four bolts) can be flipped 90 or 180 to accomodate the new style sending unit? Or do I need to put an oil filter relocation kit on it?
Without seeing pics, I'm just kinda guessing but usually one can come up with a combination of angled fittings and/or extensions for attaching the oil pressure sending unit to it's current location.
I don't think you can rotate the oil filter mount however some cars & other trucks with FE engines have the oil filter mounting at different angles. For example, I think the 390 engine found in Ford cars usually has the oil filter mounting at 90 degrees towards the bottom but I think using a full size oil filter on that unit in your slick would hit the crossmember. You would have to use a shorter filter.

Anyway, somebody should come along and confirm or deny what I said. In the meantime, if you could post a pic of your new sending unit, that might help us see what you're up against.
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i got rid of the electic gauge and put in a manual one it even fit where the original gauge went with no cutting of the dash
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I installed power steering on my 66 ford 352 f-100, now the power steering bracket to the oil filter/oil pressure port is too close to mount the new electric sending unit to the oil filter housing. Does anyone know if the filter housing mounted on the engine block (held by four bolts) can be flipped 90 or 180 to accomodate the new style sending unit? Or do I need to put an oil filter relocation kit on it?
There are two types of FE oil filter adapters.

1) Filter mounts vertically (Passenger Cars).

2) Filter mounts horizontally (1965/76 F100/350).

Passenger Car type shouldn't be used on F100/350's, because when (not if!) the left rubber insulator breaks (common), the filter will hit the engine crossmember, splitting it open.* Not pleasant!

1965/66 F100/250 with optional oil/amp gauges: C5TZ-9B339-B .. Oil Pressure Gauge Sending Unit Adapter ~ Both the oil pressure and warning (idiot) light sending units thread into this adapter.

GREEN SALES CO. in Cincinnati OH has 15 = 800-543-4959.

* Alternative "Spin-On" oil filter to Motorcraft FL-1A = Motorcraft FL-300

1975/78 Mustang II: Ford "shoehorned" the 302 into the engine compartment, had to use this shorter FL-300 oil filter. There wasn't enough space between the crossmember and adapter to install the longer FL-1A
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Had simular problem with power steering upgrade on the 65 only differnce is the engine is a 302. Installed electric oil pressure, and kept the idiot using both sending units. Went to local auto parts store picked up, believe it's 1/4" pipe thread, measured to get the desired length, in my case came to about 2 1/2" and then attached a 'T' fitting making sure the thread count on the 't' were same for the pipe, and also for both sending units, seem to recall they are threads on pipe and sending units are different. If decide to go this route make sure to use steel pipe and not brass. Anyhow, food for thought??
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