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Username Post: 56 Fuel Line Question        (Topic#344809)
jkinz99 
Senior Member
Posts: 352

Loc: Hamlin, NY
Reg: 08-23-02
05-19-17 04:28 AM - Post#2691856    

I'm installing a new fuel line in my car. Complete with new sending unit. I have what may be a dumb question; Which end of the hard line does the short rubber line mount on? Or do I even need this part? the hard line could screw directly to the sending unit. Everything was already removed from my car when I got it, so I have no reference of what went where, and I can't find any good reference pic's on line.

1956 150 Sedan
1966 Impala Convertible
2005 Harley Fat Boy


 

chevyman57B.C. 
Contributor
Posts: 226

Reg: 08-29-12
05-19-17 08:19 AM - Post#2691888    
    In response to jkinz99

Your gas line that would go to the sending unit has a long bend curve to it and the other end has a small curve and is straight
The sending unit should recieve the bigger fitting where as the other end has a smaller fitting.
Larry



 
jkinz99 
Senior Member
Posts: 352

Loc: Hamlin, NY
Reg: 08-23-02
05-19-17 12:06 PM - Post#2691912    
    In response to chevyman57B.C.

I figured it out. The short rubber fuel line goes between the fuel pump & hard fuel line. Not sure why, but that's where it's supposed to go.

1956 150 Sedan
1966 Impala Convertible
2005 Harley Fat Boy


 
chevyman57B.C. 
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Posts: 226

Reg: 08-29-12
05-19-17 04:55 PM - Post#2691942    
    In response to jkinz99

the short rubber line next to the fuel pump, allows to move freely if you have any movement from the engine. and they do move.
If it was solid the steel line would break because
it would be stiff and the line would crack spilling gas out and your car would catch on fire
Larry



Edited by chevyman57B.C. on 05-19-17 04:57 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
jkinz99 
Senior Member
Posts: 352

Loc: Hamlin, NY
Reg: 08-23-02
05-19-17 05:30 PM - Post#2691946    
    In response to chevyman57B.C.

Thanks Larry, that makes perfect sense. Now my only problem is I'm going to have to change my fuel pump to one that has the threaded port for that tube. The one that on it had the kind of port that a rubber line gets pushed onto & clamped.

1956 150 Sedan
1966 Impala Convertible
2005 Harley Fat Boy


 
raycow 
Honored Member
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raycow
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Reg: 11-26-02
05-19-17 10:19 PM - Post#2691990    
    In response to jkinz99

How about a hose barb to screw into the threaded port?

Ray

There's a line between good and evil no wider than a razor's edge - D.S. James Hathaway quoting from The Night Keeper


 
chevyman57B.C. 
Contributor
Posts: 226

Reg: 08-29-12
05-20-17 06:09 AM - Post#2692014    
    In response to raycow

If you have the correct fuel pump, the rubber flex line would screw in to fuel pump and the other end would screw into each other.
Larry



 

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