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Fuel line to carb routing.
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Replaceing an old Holley with a newer Edelbrock carb. The Holley fuel inlet was on the front fuel bowl drivers side, the Edelbrock fuel inlet is on the rear bowl, passenger side. What it the best way to route my fuel line to the new one? 
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Hey, that carb looks familiar........I cant believe it got there already. I'll see if I have a photo for you of how I had my Edelbrock line routed but it was nothing fancy. I just had the fuel line in front of the carb and then to the inlet.
Don't forget to put a ground wire on the electric choke.
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#3
Fredensborg,

First thing would be to get rid of the glass fuel filter. If that gets broken, it will blow fuel all over the place. You could get a nice 3/8 fuel lines and then insert the fuel line into the Thermal Heat shield HP Color Sleeve to protect the hose from the engine heat.

https://www.heatshieldproducts.com/autom...lor-sleeve

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(03-20-2017, 03:00 PM)Twins Wrote: Hey, that carb looks familiar........I cant believe it got there already.  I'll see if I have a photo for you of how I had my Edelbrock line routed but it was nothing fancy.  I just had the fuel line in front of the carb and then to the inlet.
Don't forget to put a ground wire on the electric choke.

HAha, yup came a day early according to USPS! Thanks again man. Hopefully it's up and running soon.


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(03-20-2017, 03:27 PM)mustang7173 Wrote: Fredensborg,

First thing would be to get rid of the glass fuel filter. If that gets broken, it will blow fuel all over the place. You could get a nice 3/8 fuel lines and then insert the fuel line into the Thermal Heat shield HP Color Sleeve to protect the hose from the engine heat.

https://www.heatshieldproducts.com/autom...lor-sleeve

mustang7173
I never thought about it breaking....good point. But this car has been sitting so long I just want to get it driving again. If I get it all squared away, I'll probably spend a few bucks and get a better setup going.


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Quick couple of suggestions for a clean looking install. Ditch the glass filter, as stated above NOT SAFE!!!. Second if you are handy and have a tubing bender (they are cheap at the auto parts store) buy some hard line and make a template with a coat hanger to route the hardline clear of everything and up to the fuel inlet. Then use that template and the tubing bender to make a hard line for the fuel line. Looks much better than rubber lines and is safer.
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#7
Wow those Edelbrock carbs look weird, kinda sideways when you're used to a Holley.
Absolutely agree, loose the glass filter and get a steel one instead, not even plastic will be safe.
I know this is for my Holley, but here is a picture of the 3/8" fuel line I just made up. It may give you an idea. I would suggest a short length of High Pressure Ethanol safe rubber line (with an elbow fitting off the pump) to take vibration out, then go 3/8" steel all the way and if possible a solid connection at the carb. I used a 30" length, but you will need longer and you may need to get a double flare end remade. Just my 2 cents worth.......... or not.


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Wow. That is the exact route I am planning to run mine. Not to mention I have the same tubing bender as well. Looks great!
'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, 750 CFM double pumper, Holley Street Dominator intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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I also used that heat shield mustang 7173 suggested.

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On my 460 I used the metal OEM fuel line up to an inline fuel filter (not glass) then bent some new metal line to go along the side and around the back. It makes for a very clean install.
When I use the Holley I flip it's fuel feed over so the inlet is at the back.
I keep it up off the intake and have never had any heat issues with it.
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