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Techical Discussions => Tech- - FUEL => Topic started by: attkrlufy on September 19, 2008, 09:16:21 AM

Title: Fuel lines
Post by: attkrlufy on September 19, 2008, 09:16:21 AM
I have access (sorta) to my "old" parts car - and might be able to pull the remaining parts off it that I didn't get a chance to when it was mine.

My question:

Are the fuel lines the same in R-body cars with 2bbl carbs and 4bbl carbs, or are they different?

I ask because I need a new fuel line, my car has a 4 bbl carb and the doner has a 2 bbl.

Thanks.


Title: Fuel lines
Post by: Snotty on September 19, 2008, 09:32:36 AM
I would think they are the same.  The key word is "think."
Title: Fuel lines
Post by: Steve on September 19, 2008, 03:45:10 PM
If you are talking from the tank to the pump, they are the same.  If you are talking about from the pump to the carb, no they are not
Title: Fuel lines
Post by: attkrlufy on September 19, 2008, 07:59:26 PM

Quote from: POLARACO
If you are talking from the tank to the pump, they are the same.  If you are talking about from the pump to the carb, no they are not

I'm talking about from the filter to the carb.

Guess they're different, huh?  Damn.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley18.gif)

Title: Fuel lines
Post by: Stan Paralikis on September 20, 2008, 03:08:39 AM
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Not to worry.  That's the easiest part to reconfigure.
Title: Fuel lines
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2008, 04:16:29 PM
I would get it anyway.  It might be close enough that you can modify it
Title: Fuel lines
Post by: attkrlufy on September 21, 2008, 09:13:22 AM

Quote from: POLARACO
I would get it anyway.  It might be close enough that you can modify it
How would you modify it?

So you're saying the THICKNESS of the lines are the same, but they're a different length or bent into a different shape?

Title: Fuel lines
Post by: Steve on September 21, 2008, 03:55:59 PM
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Yeah. . .something like that. 
 
I believe the fuel ports in the two carbs are in slightly different places.  With a bender, you may be able to make it work.  Or just get a new piece of fuel line and bend your own.  If you don't have a double fair tool and a couple of different benders, it's not a good idea though
Title: Fuel lines
Post by: attkrlufy on October 16, 2008, 10:34:55 AM
Well, I did it - new returns, new filter and a new splice to the carb WITHOUT blowing myself up.

Thanks for the info, guys.  I still need to find someone who makes good fuel lines out here (can you believe NO ONE in Ithaca makes hard lines?  I think I have to go to Syracuse) because what I have isn't really what I want....but it works and it isn't spraying fuel everywhere like the old lines did.


Title: Fuel lines
Post by: Steve on October 16, 2008, 10:50:03 AM
There are several different tubing bender designs around.  One is like a pair of pliers, another has a screw with a half moon, and another is just a round dish with a handle and a tab.
 
I own all three of them.  They are made by KD Tools and are about 15 dollars each.  A small tubing cutter is about 20.00.
 
Then you can buy a lengths of that No Kink stuff and bend waht you want.
 
POLARACO2008-10-16 15:50:23
Title: Fuel lines
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 16, 2008, 04:50:15 PM
If you have to go to Syracuse,come up my way.I am two hours north of Syracuse.I bent up all my lines on the BoaB.

Title: Fuel lines
Post by: Steve on October 16, 2008, 05:20:51 PM
Finest pretzels in Canada.  Did leaburn tell you he was Kinky? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Sorry. . .it fit
Title: Fuel lines
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 16, 2008, 07:13:29 PM
ROTFLOL!!
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I do have a good sense of humour .....It takes a lot to get me bent outa shape!!