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fuel line coming off gas tank
#1
I was just wondering if anyone has any good ideas of a precautionary insulator to put around the fuel line coming out of the gas tank. It is so close to the exhaust it just bothers me knowing if that thing sprang a leak that it wouldn't take long to go up in flames. I was thinking of some cool tape or a spark plug cover.
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#2
Oh Great! Now I have another thing to worry about.

Realistically I don't know that it is hot enough back there to cause the gas to reach auto ignition temp which a quick web search (always taken with a grain of salt) is 475 degrees or higher.


'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#3
its close but as long as you have a air gap between the tail pipe and the hose you will be ok.

Fuel isn't that easy to ignite on its own. its vapors that ignite.

however, the Tailpipe section doesn't get that hot compared to before the mufflers.

as long as the hose is routed so it doesn't make contact with the pipe and has maybe 1/2" clearance your fine.

look its a 40 year old car, your in more danger of getting rear ended bursting the tank and causing a fire then the hose being too close for comfort around the tail pipe. The original tailpipe extensions were more dangerous with sharp spears pointing at the gas tank.
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#4
You can use a piece of heater hose as a sleeve.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#5
One word: sidepipes. Problem solved.
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72HCODE;27363 Wrote:look its a 40 year old car, your in more danger of getting rear ended bursting the tank and causing a fire then the hose being too close for comfort around the tail pipe. The original tailpipe extensions were more dangerous with sharp spears pointing at the gas tank.

Thanks for the comforting thought! rofl
Couple that with no rollover or side impact protection...

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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droptop73;27371 Wrote:
72HCODE;27363 Wrote:look its a 40 year old car, your in more danger of getting rear ended bursting the tank and causing a fire then the hose being too close for comfort around the tail pipe. The original tailpipe extensions were more dangerous with sharp spears pointing at the gas tank.

Thanks for the comforting thought! rofl
Couple that with no rollover or side impact protection...

Then buy a SAAb you sissiestease
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72HCODE;27363 Wrote:look its a 40 year old car, your in more danger of getting rear ended bursting the tank and causing a fire then the hose being too close for comfort around the tail pipe. The original tailpipe extensions were more dangerous with sharp spears pointing at the gas tank.

yes lol rofl how very true...



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Tnfastbk;27416 Wrote:
droptop73;27371 Wrote:
72HCODE;27363 Wrote:look its a 40 year old car, your in more danger of getting rear ended bursting the tank and causing a fire then the hose being too close for comfort around the tail pipe. The original tailpipe extensions were more dangerous with sharp spears pointing at the gas tank.

Thanks for the comforting thought! rofl
Couple that with no rollover or side impact protection...

Then buy a SAAb you sissiestease

Not complaining but I have had the stuff scared out of me due to everything you can hear in an open car (a friend with a diesel horn on his car). But... like I've said before coupes are for chickens. Big Grin

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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droptop73;27371 Wrote:
72HCODE;27363 Wrote:look its a 40 year old car, your in more danger of getting rear ended bursting the tank and causing a fire then the hose being too close for comfort around the tail pipe. The original tailpipe extensions were more dangerous with sharp spears pointing at the gas tank.

Thanks for the comforting thought! rofl
Couple that with no rollover or side impact protection...

71-3 Mustangs do in fact have side impact beams in the doors and IIRC, were one of the first cars to be so outfitted. Rollover - whatever, the beltline on these cars is so high you'll be fine.

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