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Old 12-17-2016, 01:42 PM
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1974 F250 Ranger fuel tank selector valve, fuel gauge selector switch.

My 1974 F250 has the front and rear fuel tanks that appear factory. It has the "Main Aux" switch on the climate control panel, with 3 wires orange, green w/ orange tracer, green w/ red tracer.

It also has a manual fuel tank selector valve, under the floor pan, below the drivers outboard seat belt. The mounting holes and handle pass thru hole, in the cab, look factory stamped. The is NO wiring in the cab, or under it, for a electric tank selector switch.

Did Ford build these like this? It sure looks like it. I guess one had to select the tank and select the gauge? Seems odd.

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My 73 was the same way. Manual valve with dash switch. The dash switch just changes the fuel level gage between tanks.
 
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Very interesting that ford would set it up that way. Oh well,is was a long time ago. Thanks.
 
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Yes, that was factory. In 1973 and 74 the dual tanks had a manual selector valve to switch the fuel tanks and had the switch mounted in the HVAC panel to switch the gauge.
In '75 the system was changed so it was all electric and the switch on the HVAC panel did both functions, switching the gauge and tank.
 
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Yes my 74 has the same setup. Manual valve to switch tanks and electric switch to show the level in tanks.
 
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Belated THANK YOU, for the replies!
 
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does anyone happen to know if there is a conversion to the 1975 electric switch? i have a 1973 f250 with a 460ci with the manual switch.
 
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Originally Posted by mikeceli View Post
My 1974 F250 has the front and rear fuel tanks that appear factory. It has the "Main Aux" switch on the climate control panel, with 3 wires orange, green w/ orange tracer, green w/ red tracer.

It also has a manual fuel tank selector valve, under the floor pan, below the drivers outboard seat belt. The mounting holes and handle pass thru hole, in the cab, look factory stamped. The is NO wiring in the cab, or under it, for a electric tank selector switch.

Did Ford build these like this? It sure looks like it. I guess one had to select the tank and select the gauge? Seems odd.
Pic: 9189 valve shown at center lower, 9A050 switch shown at upper right.





 
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ty for the info but i'm still wondering if it possible to install the 1975 electric switch into a manual switch 1973?
that is if in 1975 they went to the electric switch over the manual?
 
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Can you see on the back of the switch whether it's got two rows of terminals?
For the lowly utility Broncos, they got the manual selector valve all the way through the '77 model year. The dash switch only handled the gauge functions, just like yours is. The switch itself had two full rows of terminals so you could use the one row for gauge duties and the second row to control an electric valve.

It's possible of course that your switch is not like that, as the position of the Bronco's switch allowed for the large body, while the one in the heater controls might have been a slimmer version. However, it would be worth a look if you don't know already. Sounds from the description of the wire colors that you've already had the switch out and could confirm it's configuration.

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Originally Posted by 1TonBasecamp View Post
Can you see on the back of the switch whether it's got two rows of terminals?

For the lowly utility Broncos, they got the manual selector valve all the way through the '77 model year. The dash switch only handled the gauge functions, just like yours is. The switch itself had two full rows of terminals so you could use the one row for gauge duties and the second row to control an electric valve.

Your switch is not the same!
D3TZ-9A050-A .. Selector Switch - 3 terminals - Use with dual fuel tanks / Marked: D3TB-9A050-AA / Obsolete

1973/74 F100/350 - Use with manually operated fuel tank selector valve.

This switch only changes the dash fuel gauge from one tank to the other.
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D3TZ-9A050-B .. Selector Switch - Use with dual fuel tanks / Marked: D3TB-9A050-BA / Obsolete

1973/77 Bronco // 1975/85 Econoline.
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D5TZ-9A050-A .. Fuel Tank Selector Switch - 5 terminals / Marked: D5TB-9A050-AA / Obsolete

Use with dual fuel tanks and D5TZ-9189-B Fuel Tank Selector Valve & Solenoid Assy. / Obsolete

1975/79 F100/350 // 1980/86 F100/350 except with dual fuel line system, except 460 & 6.9L diesel.

This switch changes the tanks and the dash fuel gauge from one tank to the other.
 
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Thanks that made everything clear
 
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Hi all, I was actually also going to post on this topic tonight as well really looking to parts dummy for help. I have an old style valve which appears to be part number D5TB-9F271-AA. I want to use this valve vice the newer style that is made of plastic and seems pretty cheap. I can't find one anywhere, any thoughts? I don't want to use this one if I can't get a replacement in case it ever breaks.


This valve came off a 1975 supercab. Please see pics.
 
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Hi all, I was actually also going to post on this topic tonight as well really looking to parts dummy for help.

I have an old style valve which appears to be ID engineering number D5TB-9F271-AA

I want to use this valve vice the newer style that is made of plastic and seems pretty cheap. I can't find one anywhere, any thoughts? I don't want to use this one if I can't get a replacement in case it ever breaks.
D5TZ-9189-B (replaced D5TZ-9189-A & D8TZ-9189-A) .. Fuel Tank Selector Valve & Solenoid Assy / Marked: D5TB-9F271-AA or D8TB-9F271-AA or D9TB-9F271-AA) / Obsolete

1975/79 F100/350 ~ No Ford dealer or obsolete parts vendor has any.

This valve was used on 1975/79 F100/350's. The switch (D5TZ-9A050-A - see post #9) used with this valve, changes the tanks and the dash fuel gauge from one tank to the other.
 
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