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sending unit
« on: January 22, 2017, 05:34:09 PM »
 Has anyone been able to find a sending unit for a 1979 Pinto. Please help! Part number would be a bonus

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Re: sending unit
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 06:11:43 PM »
This one went into my 1977 Tank .  It does say it will not fit your Pinto but........It did/

https://www.amazon.com/Spectra-Premium-FG178A-Sending-Unit/dp/B006GZB5N4/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t/185-7439620-7306157

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Re: sending unit
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 08:53:09 PM »
thank you fast fred....do you know the differences in the sending units fg178a and fg178b on amazon

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Re: sending unit
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 08:10:17 PM »
I don't at the moment. but.....I had the new sender unit fitted and connected up but this is crazy. The more fuel i put in the gauge shows less!   

Any one have an answer? 

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Re: sending unit
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 11:53:31 AM »
Change the resistor ..IE check what yours is reading on an ohm meter and if it's 100 ohms change it for a 90 ohm etc.. Nope off hand I do not know the value of the resistor but that's all of the sending units read via float position versus fuel level.

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Re: sending unit
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 12:42:08 PM »
Look on ford pinto nos on E-gay.
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Re: sending unit
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 02:39:11 PM »
Fred

I was the one who first posted that I bought the Amazon unit. That was over a year ago. I have had bad health and have yet to install it. I do not know if I will ever finish the build.
 About how the unit works. If I just imagine the E equals full and the F equals empty, will it do the job?
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Re: sending unit
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 05:00:23 PM »
Maybe it will. LOL  Will let you know!

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Re: sending unit
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 06:04:45 PM »
Dumb ? But Could it be mounted upside down?

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Re: sending unit
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 06:33:30 PM »
Didnt want come across a jerk but I had mounted one upside down to make factory Datsun gauge work with a fuel cell using GM sender.

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Re: sending unit
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 12:00:08 PM »
The sender has an arm with a float on the end.  If it were possible (don't know for sure) that the arm was mounted 180 degrees out then you might possibly get the reverse reading.

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Re: sending unit
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2017, 12:41:51 PM »
Makes sense!