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Technical Metal fuel line

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chttles, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. chttles
    Joined: Jan 27, 2015
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    chttles

    Looking for a metal 3/8 fuel line from fuel pump to carb on a 1966 327...having a hard time finding one that is accurately run behind the water pump


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  2. gimpyshotrods
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    DIY.
     
  3. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
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    Make your own. It's easy peasy!

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  4. squirrel
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    buy three pieces of pre flared fuel line, the third one you'll bend the right way....
     
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  5. BamaMav
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    Use wire or coat hangers for a pattern, then bend one to suit.
     
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  6. el Scotto
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  7. patterg2003
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    Ditto on bending a coat hanger or a heavy wire. That will allow the run to be perfected then bend the tube to follow the wire. As Squirrel said get about 3 pieces or at least 2. Mark a piece and put it in the bender so you can see how much tube it takes for a 90 bend. You can eye the 90 degree bend over the wire and see where the tangent occurs then mark that on the 90. It is possible to measure and mark the start and ends of each bend with reasonable accuracy. If it is complex it may take a couple tries.
     
  8. noboD
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    Look in restoration catalogs for a car that uses the same carb.
     
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  9. 41rodderz
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    I would just PM DDDenny . I am sure if you ask nice he would give you the one off his prized sbc.:D
     
  10. Tell me I am wrong, But I didn't think there was room behind a short pump to run fuel line?

    unless the OP has a long pump on it.

    And I don't recall the fuel line went behind the water pump went around it..
     
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  11. vinfab
    Joined: Apr 18, 2006
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    66 is an odd year for 327s. If you order a prebent fuel line, you need to know the original horsepower rating. A 275 horsepower version could have used one of three different carbs. Early in the year it could have had a 600 cfm Holley or a Carter AVS. Mid year, they switched to a Rochester Quadrajet. The 300 horse version used a Holley with a cast iron intake, the same as the 275 version. Finally the 350 horse version used a Holley with a semi hi rise aluminum intake. So there are 4 different possible fuel lines.
     
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  12. southcross2631
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    I had a bitch of a time bending my clothes hangers to get the right bends . Had to get my heat gun out to bend those plastic coat hangers. The good thing was they are the same diameter as the fuel line.
     
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  13. Blue One
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    But, that still doesn’t mean you can use that as your pattern until you figure out what your bend radius will be from the tubing bender.

    It will get you close but you know what they say about close.
     
  14. Blue One
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    Most of the auto parts places I shop at will order all 4 and then I’ll buy the one that fits.

    That applies to a lot of other parts too.
     
  15. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
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    I believe Fine Lines carries those of you want to buy pre bent lines.


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