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Im trying to find a -8 AN Barbed fitting. WTF.......

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Silver84k5, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Silver84k5

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    the hardware store has every other fitting but this one... I need -8 AN style fitting With a barb on it so i can finish hooking up my fuel cell.. Is this a rare fitting? does it exist?... im passed the point of frustration and im starting to get pissed... help is much appreciated...
     
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    thx... i was looking on there.. but i get so frustrated some times when im searching for something i become really impatient and pissed, I stop looking.. heh

    thx again :bow:
     
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    If you have a Checker Auto Parts store nearby, they usually have a high performance section that stocks some AN stuff. You won't find AN fittings at the typical hardware store since they aren't used in home plumbing.
     
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    Ive never seen a checker in oregon... do they have sister stores? Shucks maybe?

    I went to baxters.. that was worthless, they wouldnt know their ass from a hole in the ground...

    Maybe napa? id really like to buy this piece today...
     
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    Yep, Checker, Schucks and Kragen are all the same outfit. Check 'em out at www.cskauto.com
     
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    an is flare fittings, so they do have it, it just needs to be made up. i made a setup from mine a female to female 7/16" or 3/8" flare, i cant remember to fitting that was that size male flare with male pipe thread on the other side, and then from that i went female pipe to barb. ill snap a pic of it later, easier to just buy a fitting from summit but if you need it right away then the hardware store is an option. its 3 pieces so theres 2 more connections and potential leak points but so far so good with mine.
     
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    AN is a VERY specific flare fitting, typically used on aircraft and in many military applications. It's NOT the same as the flare fittings that you can buy at Home Depot.
     
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    it works. i have it setup, working and not leaking right now. i did nothing special, i simply screwed it on. it may be "special" but i cant see it being differant? both the -6 and -8 worked w/ flare fittings. the only problem with flare is the have no "female fittings" you have to use a female end w/ a piece of copper to another female end and the copper has to be flared on bothe ends, is basically a union.
     
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    AN fittings have 37 degree flares, as I recall, plumbing fittings have a 45 degree flare. I suppose you could jury-rig 'em together, but you'd never find stuff like that on anything that I'm driving. :eek1:
     
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    im just gonna order one from summit... I bought some fuel grade teflon tape while i was at the hardware store.. so it wasnt a complete wasted trip...

    Im almost to the point where i no longer want to call an auto parts store again.. I really there was more requirements for parts counters guys... That should seriously be considered a Trade. cuz im convinced that 99% of em have **** for brains...
     

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