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Gas line woes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TX Mudder, Aug 1, 2001.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Am I crazy to have done this?
    I have been looking and looking for large diameter gas tubing to hook my gas tanks up to the filler doors. NOBODY (Autozone, Hi-lo, Mom and Pop parts stores) seems to sell gas lines in biigger than 3/8" diameter.
    I had to get (cringe) two radiator hoses and cut and hoseclamp them together. Now I'm sure the hose will eventually gum up because it was never designed to come into contact with gas, but I guess it's a temporary (for me, that means until it gums up my carburetor) fix.
    Where can I buy some friggin hose? It good size, like 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 or so. I could measure it pretty easily.
    -- Mike

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  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Check with NAPA - they should be able to order it.

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  3. Jason73K5

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    I got mine at Napa, they had some in stock.

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  4. dyeager535

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    Worst case call GM : ) I had the same problem with our chain auto store (not NAPA though, didn't call them) I ended up using one off a wrecking yard truck.

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  5. Emmettology 101

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    I have a Dayco hose at home, i will get the number tonight and post it.. I also checked around here and no one had any. Also try your local small shops..

    On another note, I talked to a local GM mechanic and he said that using radiator hose would be ok, but I am with you and would rather use what you are supposed to.. My gastank had another hose section on the input spout and the filler door hose slide over that...

    Mike

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  6. beater74

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    let us know what ya wind up use'n caus i'm fixen ta drop my tank and i need one to, please
     
  7. LKJR

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    try again man, some of these places are pretty dumb. There's tubing and hose, u say tubing there brain thinks tubing. I forgot where I got mine but they had it just had to tell them how much usually it's a big roll.

    Like em big and topless
     
  8. beater74

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    looked in me classic industries catalog last night and they have'm give them a try www.classicindustries.com sorry not clickable, they also got a good deal on blinker fluid.
     

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