Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: On the road in NE Oklahoma
OK, I know everyone is sick and tired of hearing this (from me):
the best sending units I've EVER used have come out of pathetic rusty Mustangs that were sitting in a junkyard for 10 to 20+ years. They were 50+ year old Ford parts that somehow still performed better than the reproduction parts.
Is there a limited number of these original sending units ? Sure. So you better start looking now.
tracking down a Mustang boneyard and pulling parts may not be as easy as shopping online, but it sure is more satisfying to get a part that still works as it should.
PS most, if not all, successful Mustang and Shelby repair and restoration shops have their own private Mustang boneyard. If you cultivate a relationship with these owners, you too will have some access to these great treasure troves of GOOD used parts. And it's not just for sending units either. I use these private boneyards for good used Ford rear end gears. Which have ALWAYS performed better for me than anyones new production parts.