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goodbye cheesy red fuel line

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bloodyjack, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. bloodyjack
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    I found this new old stock Carter ceramic fuel filter in a antique store for 13 bucks.

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    So I came home ripped of the red fuel line and made a more traditional fuel feed.

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  2. dirtbag13
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    nice clean work on the lines ! looks good
     
  3. Splinter
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    Berrrryy Niiice!!!!
     

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  4. looks freaking killer!!!
     

  5. MrkCat37
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    That's nice. Good job.
     
  6. 29SX276
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    Killer work on that fuel system!!Great looking flatty too.
     
  7. LaidoutRivi63
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    gotta say, thats awsome! wish i could find a filter like that!
     
  8. Anderson
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    Looks nice, but seems way overcomplicated. Why not just do a 90 from the fuel filter straight up to a T fitting, and out to each carb?
     
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  9. LSGUN
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    Very nice, little details sure can make a car.
     
  10. pasadenahotrod
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    Those filters can be found at almost any swap meet in the country and some hardware stores and old auto parts stores in the "country" too.
    The engine looks pretty good but the red fuel hose probably did too, just have to replace it regularly when it discolors and gets hard.
     
  11. Looks mo' better.
     
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  13. doctorZ
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    looks awesome! it is always the little things that make a car anyway.
     
  14. lostforawhile
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    looks good, If anyone has red hose, I believe it's Barry Grant fuel systems who makes it in a modern type hose now, supposed to be just like black hose, but just translucent instead of black, much better then the old red hose, I do like these much better though, reminds me of the fuel systems on turboprop aircraft.
     
  15. bloodyjack
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    It looked OK

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  16. Terry O
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    Looks good and this is really nit-pickin but the new filter should go before the regulator not only to protect it but also as the ceramic filter becomes dirty it will restrict the fuel flow changing the fuel pressure. If the regulator was on the carb side of the filter it would adjust for the filters restriction.....I'm sure you'll never feel the difference.

    Terry
     
  17. Kan Kustom
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  18. Watch when you tighten the hold down screw on filter you can over tighten and warp the casting easily and cause fuel to leak. I went through several of those till i figured out what I did.
     
  19. Damnit, I was perfectly happy with my red fuel line until this. That does look great - where did you get the lines & fittings from?
     
  20. flatoz
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    I prefer hardlines, don't ask me why, I just do, I think they look good when some thought has been put into making them, red/black line I guess just looks like the easy way out. Not that it is, but making a hardline look right takes that bit extra thats all.
     
  21. bloodyjack
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    Your right, but I figured this old filter might leak with the higher pressure and I am going to have a modern filter hidden on the fuel pump side. I only wanted the glass bowl look for the modern fuel regulator
     
  22. bloodyjack
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    Ready made brake line and brass fittings from napa
     
  23. krooser
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    Geez....back in the day we used the "cheesy" red fuel line 'cuz only a few could afford fancy tube bending tools... looks to me like you had the "traditional" stuff all along.
     
  24. poofus1929
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    It looks really good.
     
  25. bloodyjack
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    brake line and weatherhead Ford nuts would have been way before cheesy red fuel lines.

    and as to cost
    RED FUEL LINE
    5/16" hose fittings for a Stromberg 97 are $8.95 each
    6 foot of red hose is $16.95
    if you want a nice cast fuel block $40
    fittings for fuel block $15
    I had to add postage to this as well

    OLD SCHOOL
    Ford nut to suit Stromberg 97 $1.75 each
    2 ready made brake lines $7
    2 brass fittings $6
    tube bending tool $15 and it was made in the USA
    Oh and a trip to my local NAPA parts store
     
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  27. lostn51
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    It looks good but if it was me hide the pressure regulator, sorta looks out of place on a Flathead.

    You did an excellent job on the fuel lines and I am like the rest of the group it looks really clean and detailed!!!
     
  28. 8flat
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    Nice looking setup, but I agree, I think the regulator should be out of site, (if possible). I'm just putting together all the parts for the fuel system on my 8BA. Electric pump, regulator, then fuel block, etc. I was hoping to mount the regulator on the inside frame rail. Once it's setup you shouldn't have to access it very often.
     
  29. kustombypook
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    I was going to say I liked the red line better, but this statement pretty much hits the nail on the head.
     
  30. 8flat
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    I agree. You rat-bastards have me questioning my red fuel line setup I was just getting ready to bolt together.....haha.

    I do like the Moon fuel block I have, and it pretty much needs to go on the firewall, which means too much flex to allow steel lines to the 3 carbs, right?
     

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