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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 10, 9:26 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel line material

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I have got to replace a 3/8" stainless fuel line....it was quality work...but just not big enough.....that is long story..

What is my best bet here?

I need to run a -10 size line from my cell to the front of the car.

The car has a cage in it..so taking it off the frame is a no go....

My "hot" master disconnect wire runs down the same frame rail.

What is my best bet here?

I have searched and it looks like maybe a combo of hard line and braided line.

The nylon braid seems to withstand pump gas better than stainless braid...but I'm asking if that is true.

Any guidance would be great..

67 chevelle malibu / SS/ custom

Currently undergoing a metal work to remove all rust, if I ever get there.

Cant decide on prostreet or cruiser with a 4 speed.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 10, 7:10 PM
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Re: Fuel line material

Did mine in a combination of 1/2" Stainless hard line that I purchased from McMaster Carr and -10 Stainless Braided line w/the nylon inner tube. Not hard to do if you have the correct bending and flaring tools and the time. The fittings and adapters are a bit pricey but in the end it works and looks much better IMHO. I used the hard line wherever I could with short sections of Stainless Braided line. I'm also running a return line.

Since you said you needed -10 it's going to require you to use 5/8" hard line which is harder to bend. Honestly, depending on your motor's fuel requirements, you would be better off going with 1/2" hard line & -8 or -10 Stainless Braided if you decide to use a combination of hard line and braided stainless. The 1/2'' is much easier to get tighter bends on but the flaring is the same.

If you go with all Braided stainless line go with the stuff that has the nylon inner tubing instead of the rubber inner tubing especially if you are running pump gas.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 10, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Fuel line material

Any sources of -10 or 5/8" hard line...like stainless steel?

67 chevelle malibu / SS/ custom

Currently undergoing a metal work to remove all rust, if I ever get there.

Cant decide on prostreet or cruiser with a 4 speed.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 10, 12:22 AM
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Re: Fuel line material

If you need any braided with the teflon liner inside check this site they have the best prices for hose and fittings I have found anywhere. Look under the stainless steel lines tab on the menu.

http://www.frozenboost.com
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