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1935-1956 Ford Fuel Sender Adapter

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Specs
Material Type:
Aluminum
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Overall Thickness:
.38
Inside Diameter:
1.65
Outside Diameter:
3.29
Hardware Included:
Yes
Notes
Adapts the 6-hole pattern from '36-'56 Ford fuel tanks to the aftermarket 5-hole pattern.
1935-1956 Ford Fuel Sender Adapter
1935-1956 Ford Fuel Sender Adapter

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1935-1956 Ford Fuel Sender Adapter

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If you have a 1935-1956 Ford car or pickup with a big 6 hole fuel sending unit, how do you put an aftermarket 5 hole sending unit in your tank? Simple. Use this adapter plate. Hardware included.

Notes

  • 5-hole mounting pattern for new style sending unit has one spacing at 1.38" and the remaining four at 1.25"
  • 6-hole spacing going clockwise is 1-9/16", 1-3/16", 1-7/16", 1-3/16", 1-7/16", 1-5/16" for the stock type pattern

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Stewart Warner 385C-F R Swing 6-12 Fuel Level Sending Unit, 240/33 Ohm
                        What brand of gauge will you use?
This Stewart Warner brand fuel sender is compatible with all Stewart Warner and Classic Instruments fuel gauges.

How deep is your tank?
Measure the depth of your tank where the fuel sender arm will be located. Choose the sender with an operating range which includes that dimension.

Right or Left-swing arm?
Most fuel gauge senders attach with a 5-screw pattern. Two of these screws are farther apart than the other three. Position yourself such that the 2 wider-spaced holes are closest to your chest; a right side sender will have the arm (or "float") extending to your right, and a left side sender will have the arm extending to your left. This only matters when replacing an existing sender. A first-time installation can use either one, just drill the mounting holes accordingly.

LH/RH Swing Guide (Link)

OHM
The OEMs used several different resistance ranges for fuel level indication over the years. However, some of the aftermarket gauge manufacturers follow the common Stewart Warner values (240 ohm empty, 33 ohm full). The gauges and senders that we carry (385 & 391’s) use these standard Stewart Warner values.

Ohms Chart (Link)

Stewart Warner 385B-F L Swing 6-12 Fuel Level Sending Unit 240/33 Ohm
                        

Choosing a fuel level sender:

What brand of gauge will you use?
Speedway carries the excellent Stewart Warner brand of fuel senders. They are compatible with all Stewart Warner and Classic Instruments fuel gauges.

How deep is your tank?
Measure the depth of your tank where the fuel sender arm will be located. Choose the sender with an operating range which includes that dimension.

Right or left-swing arm?
Most fuel gauge senders attach with a 5-screw pattern. 2 of these screws are farther apart than the other 3. Position yourself such that the 2 wider-spaced holes are closest to your chest; a right side sender will have the arm (or "float") extending to your right, and a left side sender will have the arm extending to your left. This only matters when replacing an existing sender. A first-time installation can use either one, just drill the mounting holes accordingly.

LH/RH Swing Guide (Link) 

OHM
The OEM’s used several different resistance ranges for fuel level indication over the years. However, some of the aftermarket gauge manufacturers follow the common Stewart Warner values (240 ohm empty – 33 ohm full). The gauges and senders that we carry (385 & 391’s) use these standard Stewart Warner values.

Ohms Chart (GIF)

Omega Kustom 97701 Fuel Level Gauge Sender, 240/30 Ohm, 6-24 Inch
                        

Sending unit for Omega Kustom fuel level gauges. Will work in tanks from 6" to 24" deep. It can be used as a right hand or left hand swing unit with minor adjustment.

Made in the USA.

Learn more about selecting the proper fuel sending unit by reading our tech article, Fuel Sending Units