Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01
so '95 ranger cluster to rip the gauge itself off of, and a sending unit off '95 ranger? Any other options on the sending unit?
No, the 95 sending switch will not work because it is the same type of on/off switch that we have on the later Rangers. A Standard Products PS60 or equivalent sending unit should work well with the 95 OP gauge.
Like I said, the PS60 should be adaptable to the 3.0L but it is too bulky to fit directly into the block on the 4.0's because of the A/C lines nearby. It might be possible to remote mount the PS60 but I prefer not to add any extra plumbing to a pressurized oil line.
Instead, I chose a narrow Chrysler PS210 SU for mine when it had the 4.0L. It clears the A/C obstructions but the resistance curve is not correct for the Ford gauge. To get it to read correctly, I had to change a resistor on the back of the gauge and move the needle position.