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    Do not use the stabiliser, the correct senders have built in regulators.
    As the temp gage does not move to C when power is applied, but does when grounded, then you are right that the sender is either bad or the wrong one. You will have to get one from any 1955 U.S. Ford product. It has not been available from the aftermarket oem suppliers for many years but some restoration suppliers, T Bird, Crown Victoria etc, have had some reproductions made. I lost faith in this supply line when early ones failed prematurely. I am told that the quality has improved but I prefer to use used ones.
    If cleaning the points does not fix the sender, then I think the best solution is for me to send you a pair of used gages and matching senders, unless you know of a place over there that is parting out old American tin.
    PM me a mailing address if you choose to go that route.
    Pete.

    I assume that the use of an underdash accessory gage set is not something that you want to employ?

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    I checked a couple of vendors catalogs today, and they list the same temp sender for all Ford vehicles 1940 to 1955. You might try one of the flat head specialists for this part over there.
    Pete.

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    Thanks again Peter for your help,here is an update in what i have done,took out the tank sender and cleaned the points although they weren' to bad,took out the fuel gauge and wired them on the bench still went straight over to full and the bimetal st rip and points don,t work,just as a test i put 12 volts straight to the sender and the sender points happily click on and off as the bimetal strip warms.

    So i am presuming by this little test the gauge and the sender aren,t matched as when the gauge is wired in it goes to hot and the points dont click in and out as the bimetal strip hasn't got warm enough.

    As a tempory measure i am making an adaptor to fit a landrover sender to the tank and a landrover fuel gauge as i have these lying around,if i have a temp gauge and sender i shall fit these as well for now so i can use it safely until i can sort the origanals,you are right at the moment,havent been able to sort a temp sender localy yet.

    Thanks again for your help look forward to any more sugestions you have or if you think there is something i have missed,

    regards Chris.

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