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Offline George Mann

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Fuel Lines
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:12:47 AM »
Anybody know of a source for pre-made fuel lines? How about someone in Colorado Springs/Denver that makes them for a reasonable price?
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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 02:04:49 PM »
Hose or steel lines? Most autoparts stores carry pre-made steel lines with fittings already on them. They are kept in the brake line section
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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 08:28:04 PM »
Should I replace the rusted steel lines with the same steel lines or can I replace them with rubber fuel line all the way back to the tank?

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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 08:50:02 PM »
I prefer steel
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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 08:56:48 PM »
I agree with Carnuck. The hose that's sold as fuel hose at the parts house collapses under suction if more than a few inches in length. You could use steel-braid hose but that's going to be prohibitively expensive. :eagle:
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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 09:07:20 PM »
Great thanks for the reply. :blob1: What size is the steel supply line?

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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 09:57:51 PM »
I'm thinking it's a quarter inch. It's dark now and the temp is below zero, so if someone hasn't confirmed this by tomorrow morning I'll measure my Eagle's fuel line and confirm.
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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 12:32:25 AM »
5/16"
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Offline TLC87Eagle

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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 12:39:35 AM »
In my area, I can only get straight sections of fuel and brake lines.
You can find different length tubes with flared ends on them already.
I bend mine myself with a small bending handle, and sometimes if I need a certain length, I will cut and re-flare with a double flaring tool.
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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 11:01:51 AM »
I prefer to buy a whole roll, it's cheaper that way, especially if you have multiple vehicle that take the same size line, lol.
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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2020, 11:26:21 PM »
My '86 wagon from Texas has finally started rusting out the fuel lines. The fuel lines and the brake lines were steel with steel coil/spring wrapped around them to protect them from rocks flying up. The coils/springs are so rusted they're about to uninstall themselves...

What's the best practice for robust fuel/brake lines now?
I was thinking of steel line with a rust treatment (Fluid Film) on them, running inside rubber fuel lines as a rock protector?

Thought?
Ideas?

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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2020, 11:42:00 PM »
the best stuff these days is th NiCopp lines (nickel/copper) available most anywhere including Amazon. bends/flares much easier than steel, and won't rust. btw,  the coil that wraps round the lines is also available by the foot thru Amazon. I just completely redid my 84 sedan  with the above. Works well, good luck, gz

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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2020, 10:59:41 PM »
the best stuff these days is th NiCopp lines (nickel/copper) available most anywhere including Amazon. bends/flares much easier than steel, and won't rust. btw,  the coil that wraps round the lines is also available by the foot thru Amazon. I just completely redid my 84 sedan  with the above. Works well, good luck, gz
Great to know!
Is that NiCopp good for brake lines too?

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Re: Fuel Lines
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2020, 11:36:31 PM »
yes it is. 3 sizes on an Eagle , 5/16 main fuel, 1/4" return line, 3/16 main brake line (If I remember correctly) and 3/16 fuel tank vent. 4 hard lines in all. good luck, gz

 

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