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    Posted: 06-August-2017 at 6:22PM
quick question... will a 72 ranchero tank swap with a 79 ranchero tank?
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A '72 tank will swap into a '79, but the '79 tanks are 26 gallon tanks and the '72 tanks are something like 23 to 24 gallon tanks. So the '79 tanks use longer tank straps than the '72.
 
The '79 tanks might also use a different sending unit than a '72. There is also a possibility that some of the '79 tank vent parts might also be slightly different than a '72 tank vent parts.
 
The '79 gas filler tube/neck might be the same or very similar to the '72 gas filler tube/neck.


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A 72 torino has a smaller 21 or 22 gallon gas tank than a 74 to 76 torino which have a 23 to 24 gallon gas tank. But you can install a larger 74 to 76 (23 to 24) gallon torino gas tank onto a 72 torino by installing the longer 74 to 76 gas tank straps onto it, or you can use longer than original carriage bolts on it with the 72 straps.
But I do not know if you can use the longer carriage bolts to install a 79 ranchero gas tank onto a 72 ranchero by using the 72 straps on the 79 tank.

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So they can be swapped but you might have to use a 72 sending unit with a 72 gas tank, and you might have to use a 79 sending unit with a 79 gas tank or you might not get an accurate reading on your gas gage.
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the late tank uses a rubber grommet mounted vent on top of the tank where the 72 has a twist lock same as the sender. you need the grommet and the vent
 
i used my original sender in the late tank, the center of the tank is about the same depth but doesn't taper upwards to the rear like the 72 tank. the added capacity is in the squared off rear of the tank
 
i did use new correct for the tank straps but I'm pretty sure if you re-shape the contours and use longer carriage bolts you can get away with using the original straps
 
BUT I've recently learned that Ford used special carriage bolts on the Crown Vics that are intended to snap off the extra length after installation, there's no length at all below the nut to prevent puncture in a rear end collision so IDK if you'd want to go that route?
 
what's the chance?
 
 
also plan on 1/2" ? filler breather hose, filler grommet and vent line (1/4"-5/16"? i doubt it's 3/8")
 
i did a short piece of hose then a small engine fuel filter to stop bugs and more hose to the side of the tank, just kinda hangin out IIRC
 
Haha i also found a pinhole in the metal line coming out of the sender, right at the top of where the old hose ended and would hold a drop of water. i just made sure the new rubber hose covered the hole for now LOL
 


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ok here's the deal... i'm working on a 79 ranch for a guy i work with, his tank has a tiny pin hole i noticed seeping, i was going to just patch it with fiberglass but now i can't find where it was at Confused BTW he's a cheap SOB but i have a 72 tank under that parts ranch! wondered if the complete 72 tank would work in the 79 with the 72 sender??? i've spent way too much time on this POS as it is
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complete tank with straps is a direct swap AFAIK
 
still, expect all the rubber to be junk, filler breather hose, filler grommet, vent hose to metal if that's still intact
 
depending upon vapor return you might want to swap the sender too (keep it original to the car)
 
 
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after you do this he's got a mech for life & it's all your fault Shocked
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oh no... he had his 21 year old son and his buddies put the motor in, sh*t not hooked up stuff hacked things broken.... Angry
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

ok here's the deal... i'm working on a 79 ranch for a guy i work with, his tank has a tiny pin hole i noticed seeping, i was going to just patch it with fiberglass but now i can't find where it was at Confused BTW he's a cheap SOB but i have a 72 tank under that parts ranch! wondered if the complete 72 tank would work in the 79 with the 72 sender??? i've spent way too much time on this POS as it is
 
Hand that "cheap SOB" a lighter and tell him to find that darn leak, problem solved and no more time wasted on that POS. LOL Just a thought. 
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