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Fuel line to carb routing.
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(03-20-2017, 04:39 PM)73pony Wrote: 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!

 Thanks. Not shown is a metal inline filter I use between the apron and pump on the inlet side. The benefit is it is easily change on a regular basis, but I may switch that to install after the pump as was suggested. To do that, I will need to change the entire tube or make a new double flare with an adaptor as I can't find a small metal filter similar to the stock type that screws into the Autolite carb, for 3/8th" hose. I would need to go from 5/16th to 3/8 as it presently stands.
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#12
Those custom bent lines look nice! I'll definitely be upgrading my set up!


My carbon footprint is exceptionally large.
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#13
Stanglover,

Very Very Nice looking tube routing!

mustang7173
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(03-20-2017, 09:47 PM)Fredensborg Wrote: Those custom bent lines look nice! I'll definitely be upgrading my set up!

 Thank you. I hoped it might offer some suggestions as to how to route your new fuel line. Basically, you'll need to extend past where mine meets the Holley inlet and figure out your connection. PLEASE, make sure everything is tight and secure before pumping fuel and have someone watch while you're firing it up. I nearly burned my car up when I put the Holley inlet on without someone there to watch for leaks. Could have been a really bad day!!
 I figure you'll need at least a 40" line, maybe longer. You can likely rent a double flare tool kit if need be. Practice with it first if you have not done it before. If I can help further, perhaps a PM would be best.
Geoff.
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(03-21-2017, 05:33 AM)mustang7173 Wrote: Stanglover,

Very Very Nice looking tube routing!

mustang7173

 Thank you too. Still room for improvement though. FYI, it took a 30" length of tube with the inverted flare nuts already on, but I cut one off to attach the rubber vibration tube/connector to pump.
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#16
To plumb my Edelbrock 1406, I used the included (I think) pick-up elbow and bought a Mr. Gasket fuel pressure gauge, a Holley fuel pressure regulator, a clear plastic-cased inline fuel filter, and pretty much used the original line... although somewhat trimmed to line-up with the extra inline 'features.'  I also went with an electric fuel pump, so right about where the fuel pump block-off plate is, the frame fuel line just connects directly to the engine fuel line with some bubble flares, worm-screw clamps, and EFI fuel line.

So far, so good... but of course, it all goes out the window when I install the fuel injection (Edelbrock as well, of course).  whistling
Eric

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(03-21-2017, 09:23 AM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: To plumb my Edelbrock 1406, I used the included (I think) pick-up elbow and bought a Mr. Gasket fuel pressure gauge, a Holley fuel pressure regulator, a clear plastic-cased inline fuel filter, and pretty much used the original line... although somewhat trimmed to line-up with the extra inline 'features.'  I also went with an electric fuel pump, so right about where the fuel pump block-off plate is, the frame fuel line just connects directly to the engine fuel line with some bubble flares, worm-screw clamps, and EFI fuel line.

So far, so good... but of course, it all goes out the window when I install the fuel injection (Edelbrock as well, of course).  whistling

 Eric, I do not agree with the use of plastic filter either. While definitely safer than glass, they can break or even melt. OK so you can't see through a steel inline and generally they are bigger, but when you've dumped a ton of money into your ride, why take a chance. But that's just me I guess, I'm not about to risk a 50K car over a $4 filter. Also while I'm at it, I do NOT use worm gear clamps other than for set up and or testing. Not only are they UGLY, they can fail when least expected. I use factory style tower clamps or when appropriate, the spring type as supplied with the filter and replace when changing a filter.
Just my opinion.
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#18
goodpost

Thanks!  I can respect your opinion, and I'm not offering any arguments either - your points are sound, and make perfect sense.  I think I forgot to mention that the filter is pretty much right where the fuel pump block-off plate is, and having ran the engine while observing with a laser thermometer - with average temps in that area at just about 150F, I'm pretty sure it's in no danger of melting.  (knocking on a wooden surface, just in case  Wink  )

I've never had any issues with worm-screw clamps failing or otherwise, however, I have had to fix someone else's worm-screw clamps, though on other previously-owned vehicles I've had (over-tightened and mangled the hoses, stripped out the threads, etc.) - I think we've all had vehicles where we've had to undo the sins of the previous owners before they were up to our standards.  thumb


Besides, the Edelbrock E-Street EFI will be eliminating every bit of my plumbing job from the front frame rail fuel line to the TBI with pre-fabbed EFI lines using AN fittings.  Cool   That's intended to be happening probably within the next few months, after I get some spring cleaning things done and out of the way.

But yeah - I'm right there with ya not wanting to risk it all on "iffy" components.
Eric

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(03-21-2017, 10:23 AM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: goodpost

Thanks!  I can respect your opinion, and I'm not offering any arguments either - your points are sound, and make perfect sense.  I think I forgot to mention that the filter is pretty much right where the fuel pump block-off plate is, and having ran the engine while observing with a laser thermometer - with average temps in that area at just about 150F, I'm pretty sure it's in no danger of melting.  (knocking on a wooden surface, just in case  Wink  )

OK, if it's out of the way, I see your point. It's when they get placed on top of the intake, I worry.

(03-21-2017, 10:23 AM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: I've never had any issues with worm-screw clamps failing or otherwise, however, I have had to fix someone else's worm-screw clamps, though on other previously-owned vehicles I've had (over-tightened and mangled the hoses, stripped out the threads, etc.) - I think we've all had vehicles where we've had to undo the sins of the previous owners before they were up to our standards.  thumb

True when they are used correctly, but they still look UGLY!!

(03-21-2017, 10:23 AM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Besides, the Edelbrock E-Street EFI will be eliminating every bit of my plumbing job from the front frame rail fuel line to the TBI with pre-fabbed EFI lines using AN fittings.  Cool   That's intended to be happening probably within the next few months, after I get some spring cleaning things done and out of the way.

The new EFI set-ups are really the way to go. Most of us use new carbs anyway and an EFI unit doesn't look much different, but a whole lot more efficient. It's the cost that stops me from going that route.... until I win the lottery!

(03-21-2017, 10:23 AM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: But yeah - I'm right there with ya not wanting to risk it all on "iffy" components.
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