Jim - doing all this posting with a phone has to be really difficult, even with an iPad tethered.
So, how did the boat make out? Okay, I hope.
The weather news indicated lots of rain but the good part is the wind wasn't quite as bad, but that depended on what side of the eye one was on.
Spent all day today searching for the right part. This evening I canceled the Amazon part because it Haden't even been shipped yet and it was supposed to be here by Saturday. It was to be provided by a seller and not by Amazon. Went to contact them and discovered they really didn't do a lot of sales, and they had a lot of bad reviews that didn't really show up when I ordered it.
Getting parts for an older vehicle is becoming difficult. There are a number of tank and pump/sender models so it is important to select the proper one.
*Called (very long hold), then sent an email to Spectra but no reply.
*Called Parts Geek and talked to a gal in the US from Honduras, difficult to understand. Think she dealt mostly with Spanish speaking customers. She couldn't tell me the manufacturer of the parts.
*Called LMC again and learned their Sender module is just that, no pump, so that is why it was so cheap. The guy couldn't say what pump would be needed. Didn't feel like doing "some assembly required". It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so difficult to remove the tank.
*Called NAPA and they want over $150 for the mid tank plus $50 shipping, not in stock and it won't be available for a couple weeks. No rear tank available.
*plus several other places not listed. Besides trying to sort though a whole bunch of seller web pages, entering all the pickup information each time, frankly, I'm exhausted. This has been the third day of this.
Not familiar with these part brands, like, what is trustworthy:
Airtex, Carter, Delphi, Spectra (seems good but difficult to get information)
Then there are all the sellers:
Parts Geek, eBay, Advance Auto Parts, Amazon direct (tends to be good for price and delivery), Amazon sellers, Auto Zone, Carid (would like to know more about this outfit), Rock Auto, Summit Racing, NAPA (expensive, long lead times, lack of rear tank)
I'm really worn out. The days are getting shorter, cooler, and now with a bit of moisture. Lots of outside work that needs to be done, including sealant
-= John =- 1985 F-150 EFI 302/5.0L dual tanks, long-wide bed, "heavy-half"