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Fuel Line Flare Tool for TBI

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tys, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. tys

    tys Registered Member

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    Hey guys...I'm putting a TBI into a non-TBI vehicle. The TBI came with the hard to braided stainless fuel lines, which I'd like to use. I tried connecting my existing hard line to the stainless line, but it wouldn't work. Looks like it requires a special flared end w/o-ring (similar to the end which goes into the TBI). Anyone know what I'm talking about?

    Chris
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    The easiest solution may be to get the last few inches of hard line from a donor truck, then splice that into the existing hard line on your truck so that the flex line can be hooked up. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  3. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    and TBI system in stock form is around 9-13 PSI so you can rubber hose and hose clamp the system without worry.

    good luck
     
  4. K5 NUTT

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    Or the other option is what i did twice now...donor fuel lines froma 87 to 91 K5...yes...that means the Chalet is allmost done... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  5. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color="blue">You can buy 12" fuel line repair kits complete with o-ring flared end, male fitting and a coupler for about $12 a peice at your local Napa. This is how I hooked my home made lines to my TPI fuel rails
     
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    I pieced mine using ends from a donor truck and common brake/fuel lines from the parts house.
     
  7. tys

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    Thanks. I will stop over there in the next couple days to check them out. Need a fuel pump relay anyways!

    Chris
     

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