I am assuming that, for some reason, SPICA-equipped cars have different fuel lines running under the chassis than to carb-equipped models. I also want to fit fresh fuel lines to feed my carbs, seeing as I have a fresh tank, electric pump and soon a new engine too . Are all fuel lines made of steel pipe or can they be made of e.g. copper alloy (etc) which would be easier to form?italianbikenut said:Has anybody actually made up fuel lines by bending them to match the original? There are a lot of bends and I wonder how hard it would be to make up new ones. Mine are pretty rusty on the outside and one has the end broken off and I was wondering how big of a job it is to make new ones. Also, does anybody know why they are covered in insulation? Is it important to repace the insulation?
Actually, I would go so far as to suggest getting stainless line if you can find/ afford it. There are a lot of new things in the fuels that Alfa could never have dreamed of- mostly some type of alcohol derivative. Some of these things are not so friendly to your average fuel line... The very modern rubber lines I see are great.Roadtrip said:Absolutely, positively, DO NOT fabricate fuel lines out of any soft metals. Use only steel. In an accident steel is much more likely to retain its integrity. Also, I would retrofit an inertia switch to cutoff current to the fuel pump in the event of an accident. Be wedged in a car dazed and not thinking to turn the key switch off, if a fuel line is breached the electric fuel pump is likely to empty the contents of your fuel tank under the car. I think everyone gets the picture.
I felt sure I had recently seen a photo of a GTA with fully braided fuel line running under the chassis, but is this the rubber fuel line you were referring to? I think this is a pic of the underside of Max Banks' GTA replica. And how durable are they, really?turbolarespider said:Actually, I would go so far as to suggest getting stainless line if you can find/ afford it ... The very modern rubber lines I see are great.
Nope. Haven't heard that. The heavy duty filtering is done by the rear filter. If you keep rotten fuel lines out of the fuel system, the front filter is going to last a long time.turbolarespider said:Hea- Roadtrip- I understand that early underhood filters are harder to get- my mechanic suggested converting to the later Spider filter- heard that?Eric Storhok
Gotcha- I stand corrected.mubezzi said:IAP sent me Item Number 1997 (picture #1) for the rear filter, per their 'Search by Vehicle' site preference. What I pulled from the rear of the car is Item Number 314201 (picture #2).