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Where to get steel fuel line

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chris Demartini, Jun 23, 2002.

  1. Chris Demartini

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    <font color="blue">Where can I get some steel fuel line from? I'm putting in my 31 gallon tank this week and I need to hook it up to my TPI fuel rails.

    Also, can I use 3/8" rubber fuel hose for the return, or does that have to be steel too? I think theres only 4 or 5 PSI going through it.
     
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    I might be able to get you some stainless line through my cousin, at cost, of course. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    If youre wanting the braided stainless, Speedway motors has premade lengths or custom cut ones.
     
  4. Chris Demartini

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    <font color="blue">How much is this braided stuff? I just found some 3/8" steel in a 25' length for $20 in summit. Pete, can I use the same flare and bending tools for stainless as regular steel?
     
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    Napa sells it in 6-8' sections, that is ALL you need. Pre-assembled flare fittings are included, and you just need a union to hook two different sections together. The return can be 5/16", and can be rubber - that's what I used - stainless braided covering the rubber.
     
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    <font color="blue">Do these peices have the correct fittings for my fuel filter? I got one for an 87 K5. Are these lines universal, or vehicle specific?
     
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    I just used the steel brake line sections that you can buy at the parts store. I figured that if it can withstand the requirements of a braking system, then it should never be taxed at all just dealing with the measly 45-50 PSI of a TPI fuel system. I used the same stuff for the return line, simply because it was easier to route. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Not sure, my TPI setup has the typical/standard IROC metric 14mm fittings.........so my local hydraulic supply store made me an adapter to go from standard flare fittings to the metric hookups to the supply lines. As far as pickup, you decide if you are going in tank pump or external, either way should be easy.
     
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    Stainless will be quite a bit more $$$
     
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    <font color="blue">I have an 87 K5 tank and sending unit with a 87-91 camaro fuel pump (fit right in). The only threaded fittings I need is for the fuel filter, the rest I will connect with rubber hose.
     
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    *Personally*, I'd avoid rubber as much as possible. From the tank to the filter near the tank rubber, then steel line all the way to the engine bay, direct to the high pressure rubber hoses. Just my opine /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    <font color="blue">Thats how I was going to do it. I am mounting the fuel filter to the front gas tank crossmember and connecting it to the sender with rubber hose, then all steel to the engine bay, then connecting that to the fuel rail with rubber hose. I have some 3/8" high pressure EFI hose I "borrowed" from work /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     

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