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Stang28965
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posted 01-06-2002 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How in the heck can you put a one peice line in? I am going to buy a prebent line, but the way I see it, its impossible. Do you guys have any tricks to do it? I was thinking about cutting it in half and just using a union to put it together. pleeeeeeease help me

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-06-2002 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It may be an almost no win situation. The only time I did it, the rear was out. What year do you have?? As for a union, guess they're OK. The late 67 and 68 had a two piece line that spliced by the torque box on driver side. All they did (Ford) was a piece of fuel line and two clamps. If it's good enough for Ford, oh well! I'd maybe double clamp it at each end and use good fuel line.

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Stang28965
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posted 01-06-2002 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its a 65 289.

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Stang28965
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posted 01-06-2002 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would -6 racing fuel line work? Its the braided stainless line. That would be fine to run from the pump to the tank i'd think?

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Fastymz
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posted 01-06-2002 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it would work many pro streeters use it around here.But it's kinda pricey,and remember it needs to be replaced I think it's every 6-8 years.Because the rubber inside it dose wear out.I really not sure on the time line.

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posted 01-06-2002 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
15 feet is about 60 bucks, which is the same price as the prebent line. But i did not know about having to replace it, thanks for the info. Also scoop, how does the line go to your fuel pump in your car? Is it ran through the wheel well and then through the front left fender apron into the engine compartment? thanks again.
-Jeff

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posted 01-06-2002 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes it dose,
The hose I've seen in summit racing,gose for $80 to $150 for 20 feet.Thats brand names like russel,and Aeroquip,ect.Make its a real steel hose not just a cover over it.
And dont quote me on the life of the hose I maybe way off.But I remember reading something like that when I was replacing my lines.

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posted 01-06-2002 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So how did you replace your lines? Did you use the prebent kit? I don't think it will ever fit being one peice.
thanks again
-Jeff

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posted 01-06-2002 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did I had to the old line had a leak and lots of junk in it.I used the moroso
aluminum fuel line.It was easy to bend and went on great.But its not real strong,and it's not good choice for the street.The aluminum line has to be tied down well so it dose not move around alot. I used rubber wraped clamps to tie it to the frame every 3feet or so.But at time I needed something easy to use and cheap $20.I will redo it next year,with either braided line or 1pc hard line.That would alot safer and last alot longer.
The 1pc line needs the car to be up high so you can get around easy.And it would help to remove the leaf spring too.And both driver side tires front and rear.

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posted 01-06-2002 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
K thanks for the info. I think I am going to go with the hose, What size do I need? I was thinking -06, or should I go bigger? What size does -06 covert to? thanks.
-Jeff

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posted 01-06-2002 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the 3/8 is the best chioce it's big enough to handle most upgrades.
I think the 6an is 5/16 not sure on that one.

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posted 01-06-2002 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop: Have you seen the Aeroquip used. It was suggested we consider this for fuel line on EFI conversion. No prebent lines available for this project. A local guy used aluminum which is definitely not good for EFI as there is a lot of pressure. Another alternative is the Ford style. Windsor Fox mentioned the Aeroquip. Will call Summit in AM for info. Thanks for your comments.

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posted 01-06-2002 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My brother inlaw and father inlaw both used the Aeroquip socketless hose it's black not the steel line,cool stuff seems like dam good hose.Its real easy to work with,and hooked up easy too.Both the cars have only had it on for 2years.And no neither have injection,reminds me of my favorite shirt that says,"injection is nice
but I'd rather be blown",
sorry could not help myself.
I thinking of the Aeroquip hose myself it's not bad on the price too.

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posted 01-06-2002 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do a search and read this post,"Car Almost Destroyed!" I dont know how to link you to it.

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posted 01-06-2002 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So you guys are going to run the Aeroquip hose from the pump to the tank? Thats just the rubber hose right? is that safe?
-Jeff

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-06-2002 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank for the feedback. Take a hard look at that. That explains why W-F said it was good!

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bifs66
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posted 01-06-2002 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66   Click Here to Email bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently replaced the stock fuel line in my 66 Fastback with an (optional) 3/8" line which comes pre-bent from several Mustang vendors. In my case, the driver's front fender was off the car and there was no engine, transmission, nor driveshaft. However, the rear end and brake system was completely installed. I would think that it can be installed in a fully assembled car with a little jiggling back and forth. The only hole it has to go through is the one in the front fender inner apron. I did have to make up some larger line clamps to accommodate the 3/8" line. I also installed a 3/8" tank sending unit to match the larger line. It was one made for a 69 tank but fit just fine.

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RobsRestoMod
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posted 01-07-2002 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RobsRestoMod   Click Here to Email RobsRestoMod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just replaced my fuel line with the stock pre-bent style, only thing is I didnt have my exhaust installed. I fed the line all the way up, under the left front fender, installed the back first, then massaged the front part in, not to bad. Hope this helps.

Rob
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posted 01-07-2002 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks for the info. Is it not good to run the stainless steel braided line all the way through the car? I was told its not something you want to do? I can't decided, hard line or hose. Thanks again!

-Jeff

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