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pinto gas tank sender resistance?
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:09:21 PM »
  I can't find a new tank sender unit for my 77 Pinto. I've scrounged up 3 senders and they all have different resistance even after cleaning them up. Anyone know what's resistance on a good sender? full to empty.

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Re: pinto gas tank sender resistance?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2016, 07:52:04 AM »
According to the 1977 Ford Pinto "Electrical and Vacuum Troubleshootin g Manual" the sender resistances are: 60 to 86 ohms when empty and 8 to 12 ohms when full.

As to finding a replacement, a NOS unit may show up on ebay.  The search function here showed three pages of "fuel sender" related threads.  There was a recent thread on a 1973 fuel sender replacement that may or not help, see below. 
http://www.fordpinto.com/index.php?topic=25711.0
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Re: pinto gas tank sender resistance?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 12:00:43 PM »
According to the 1977 Ford Pinto "Electrical and Vacuum Troubleshootin g Manual" the sender resistances are: 60 to 86 ohms when empty and 8 to 12 ohms when full.

As to finding a replacement, a NOS unit may show up on ebay.  The search function here showed three pages of "fuel sender" related threads.  There was a recent thread on a 1973 fuel sender replacement that may or not help, see below. 
http://www.fordpinto.com/index.php?topic=25711.0
80-10 ohms is standard for Ford I believe.  Summit carries universal but I'd think a MII can be sourced.  I've only seen P/N for 74-76 but I'll be installing that one in a 72 Pinto.  It's identical from pics.

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Re: pinto gas tank sender resistance?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 10:29:14 AM »
Installed this weekend and MII is the replacement.  Arm approx. .75 inch longer but made no difference. 

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