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Fuel Lines, What size and hose or steel??

 
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:55 AM
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Fuel Lines, What size and hose or steel??

Hi Everyone,

So getting the tank painted but wondering on a 1950 F1 do I use a metal line off of the tank or hose line.

The plan is to move my carter fuel pump from the fire wall to the back of the truck near the tank. We plan on mounting it to the frame of the truck. It is my understanding that the cab moves or slightly flexes at times which can put strain on the fuel line coming off the tank. I was thinking of coming off the tank with steel line, then connecting hose line to the pump, hose line off the pump to steel routed close to the carbs, then hose line to the fuel log.

How have many of you set up your fuel system?? What size fuel lines should be used to feed to Strombers?? 3/8, 5/16??

Thanks for the help and sorry for the novice question!
 
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Hey Vegas,

I am in a similar place; plumbing my fuel lines. There was a recent thread that talked about what people have done. (Most steel brake lines)

I would agree with your mention that you should provide cushion in certain areas where your fuel lines connect. My thought and research has lead me to go with the following. (running a bed mounted aluminum tank with an EFI pump inside)
When talking with No Limit (built the tank) they recommended to me to run the elbows off the pump on the tank to stainless braided lines that would connect to hard steel brake lines on the frame. I will be running all steel brake lines for fuel (including the filter which will be on the frame) along the frame then going to stainless braided where it comes off the frame to the fuel rail, stainless braided off the fuel rail back to the frame then steel hard line back to the last cross member then finished off by one more stainless braided to the tank.

Hope this was of help

Here's the thread
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...fuel-line.html
 
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If it were me, this is how I'd do it. Run the petcock at the bottom of the fuel tank with a 3/8" barbed fitting coming out. Attach 3/8" rubber fuel hose to the barbed fitting. Run the hose to the fuel pump mounted on the frame. Then run the hose again out of the fuel pump to a metal fuel line near the pump. Run the metal line inside the frame rail towards the carb. Run a fuel hose out from the metal line at the frame to the fuel pump on the engine, if you have one. If not, then run in to the carb.

You want the electric fuel pump mounted as close to the tank as possible. Also, don't forget to put in a fuel filter between the tank and electric fuel pump and another before the carb if you're running a stock fuel pump as well.

I was just at Royal Brass yesterday and picked up to barbed fittings to modify the electric fuel pump in my Airflow. I need to get two new fuel filters today. One for the Airflow and the other for the 52.
 
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You could run the stainless braided hose all the way, but make sure you get the hose with the Teflon liner. If you don't, you will be changing it out in about a year. The "new" gas does not like the rubber liners.
 
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Thanks everyone for the great ideas. I plan on drawing out a plan for the lines next week. Ilya I will give you a call this weekend to see if you will be working on your truck. Maybe I can stop by and take a look at your set up. I want to see how your lines are ran in the frame well and how they are supported.

Thanks SVT and dongc1.
 
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I went with a 3/8 hard line...but there's more...

Out of the tank I used a short section of flex line with AN fittings. I bought a marine shut-off valve and spin on fuel filter setup, and a Facet electric fuel pump. So as Ilya points out...the order from the tank is...shut off valve, filter, pump, then hard lines along the frame up to the engine compartment, then a section of rubber line with more AN fittings from the frame up to the carb.

Sorry...I didn't snap any pics of that one.


Dan
 
 
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