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perf-list-digest Sunday, July 4 1999 Volume 02 : Number 164

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Performance
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FTE Perf - Re: fuel line bending.
FTE Perf - Fuel line



Date: Sat, 03 Jul 1999 13:58:26 -0400
From: Rick and Deborah Kelso
Subject: FTE Perf - Re: fuel line bending.

Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 08:43:48 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - fuel line

>I need to replace the fuel line that goes from the tank to fuel pump in my
>'79 4X4. Is is safe to use rubber line? I know that steel is best but I hate
>bending that stuff, can the aluminum type be bent by hand with out it
Bending fuel lines (or brake lines, for that matter. ) isn't hard or complicated
if you have the right tools for the job. I bend alot of replacement lines as well
as "hard-line" alot of other things(instead of using Vacuum hoses,etc.). The only
tools you'll need are a good,quality cutting tool, a good quality double-flaring
tool set, and the key to success is the bending tool itself. I personally use one
sold by Snap-On. The part # of the tool is TSB200A. The suggested list price is
33.85 but it will bend 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, and 3/8 lines. Worth every penny. Use
cheap coathangers or some sort of stiff wire to make a "pattern" ,then bend your
line. It's really not that hard. I can bend a complete set of fuel lines for an
F-100 from carb to fuel tank in about an hour.

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Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 13:17:38 -0500
From: "ben"
Subject: FTE Perf - Fuel line

>I understand your wanting to use rubber, but I'd be afraid it would pickup
>heat and hold it for quite a while (introducing vapor lock problems),

What about it collapsing in on it's self under suction, this is my main

> not to mention it is much softer and more prone to damage, especially if
you >do any wheeling ...

But if it is tucked up in the frame shouldn't that protect it from damage?

>How many bends do you need?

Not sure yet, I haven't started working on it.

> Could you consider using rubber in the really bad bending areas, and then
long sections of straight pipe?

I like this idea, I think this might be the way to go. Thanks for all the

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