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1979 lincoln continental parts are hard to find, any suggestion to where i can look for such as water temperature sensor unit?

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Those are pretty much generic. there are ptc and ntc meanig resistance goes up or down with temperature. most are the ones that go up with temperature. try an aftermarket guage manufacture sender you may need to install with a pipe bushing to make it fit the hole and you may have to change the wire connector to hook it up but it will work and be pretty close to the right reading on the guage

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