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what is best way to get fuel to the carb?? rubber, metal or other?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mike83blazer, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. mike83blazer

    mike83blazer Registered Member

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    I am currenly running rubber lines and they break constanly, i want something that is low maintenence. Any sugestions?
    Mike Pless
     
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    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    where are they breaking? under the truck? from the fuel pump to the carb??
     
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    bigmack 1/2 ton status

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    The rubber line should be lasting a long time unless it is getting snagged on something. You could always go with a metal line. Take a trip to your local junk yards and find a truck that has one that way you won't have to worry about bending the line.
     
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    I always try to use as little rubber line as possible.
     
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    very prudent
    well secured hard line where ever you can and flexible line where movement requires it.
     
  6. mike83blazer

    mike83blazer Registered Member

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    were can i go for a new hard line? do i have to end it myself? assuming a junk yard does not have one.
     
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    I've always preferred steel over rubber. used rubber only where flexing is required (duh) /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gifI went to Napa, and bought regular 3/8 brake line and bent it myself. Use mechanics wire or coat hanger wire to mock up the bends and buy a tubing bender while your there. You can also buy the necesary adapter in brass to go from fuel pump to carb or gas tank to fuel pump.
     
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    Where is it breaking?

    You can buy a new fuel line that snakes around the block from the mechanical fuel pump to the carburetor for $20 or something like that. I eliminated mine because I use a electric fuel pump now. It isn't easy to get in there.
     
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    are you trying to duplicate factory or imporove on it?
    I think LMC sells factory style
     

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