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I made a 3 foot long jumper wire with alligator clips on each end. I used 14 gauge silicone hookup wire because it is very flexible. I have been trouble shooting the temp sensors on my flathead V8 (8BA) motor. Just jumpered across each wire between the two sensors, and each wire going to the gauge to check continuity, then check the temp gauge to see if any change occurs. Then I grounded the temp gauge to make sure it went all the way to "cold" then took off the jumper and it returned to "Hot" (with the ignition switch on) to verify that the gauge is working.

Sometimes simpler is better.
Be aware that the left sender is not really not variable. It is just on or off. . . . unless somebody replaced it with the wrong one.

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THis is a great diagnostic tool for tuning a flathead with a vacuum gauge. I think I have seen it before on this forum, but it's so good, it bears reminding members about it in this cool tips and tricks thread. The Van Pelt website is awesome and full of good information and drawings on flathead motors.

This vacuum diagnostic page is superb IMHO!

http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/F...auge-chart.jpg
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I GUESS THIS IS ONE THAT HAS BEEN COVERED BEFORE BUT I CANT FIND THE ANSWER SO DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT FUEL TANK I CAN FIND AT A JUNK YARD THAT WILL FIT BETWEEN THE BED RAILS ON A 52 F1 SO I CAN MOVE THE TANK OUT OF THE CAB
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Eddie,

you'll get better results by posting this in the main part of the 48-56 forum... lots of info over there

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also check at the top of the forum "forum tips and tricks

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...s-how-tos.html

I know there is some tank info there...

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Eddie, Welcome to FTE!
The advanced search function is really good for finding previously posted info and is almost always the best place to start looking. It's a bit hidden, so to find it go to the top of any page after logging in and click on search in the center of the narrow blue band just under the two color line drawing "Club Ford Truck Enthusiasts" logo. A drop down menu will appear, click on advanced search at the bottom of the menu. An advanced search dialog page will open. Fill in the info you want to search on. Don't forget to select this (48-56 F1, F100, etc forum) as the location to search box. If you don't find what you are looking for, try varying the keyword(s) to do more specific and/or generalized searches.

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