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My 1950 Ford F1 needs a new gas tank, YIKES!!

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:04 PM
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Hey Vegas,
The tank sender is a can of worms - You have to know what
your fuel gauge requires for Ohms. The guage won't work if the sender doesn't match the electrical input it's designed to look for.

I've got a sending unit in our's that matches the electrical part but it doesn't fit the tank just right so it reads Full when it's at half - more frustrating to get right than it should be. If you don't have to open the
"sender unit can of worms" I think I'd leave it alone if it's working IMHO.

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:06 AM
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Thanks ben. I now plan on using the sameone.

I need help locating the paint code for my 1950 f1. I just got my tank in and will be having it painted in about 2 weeks.

The interior of my truck still has the original blue. Does anyone know the paint code for it?
 
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:29 AM
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Sorry to hear that.

I know it hurts, it hurts me deep! I did not think i would be faced with this problem so soon since the guy i bought the truck from said he would drive it to new york. He probably would have only made it to LA before blue choked out.
Caveat emptor! What a seller says, I take with a grain of salt, until I can confirm it myself.
 
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:13 AM
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Fuel guage

I bought a new sender for my 52 F-1 stock gas tank from So-Cal. I also have a voltage regulator that provides 6 volts to the original gauges. All works perfectly. I did take the old tank to a radiator shop and had it boiled out.
 
 
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