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Old 10-14-2004, 11:40 PM
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Aluminum fuel line???

i was just curious on everyone's oppinion on the Summit brand or Russell Anodized aluminum fuel line. would it be okay for street use? i heard it might get damaged by rocks and break? is it easy to install such as bending and flexing it to fit the car?

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That's pretty much all I use. Just don't stick it out in the open where it could easily get hit by a rock and it's fine. I usually tuck my fuel line up against the inside of the frame rail and have never had a problem with it.

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Why go for the extra expense, and the fact that it is more suseptible to dammage? Why not just use steel?

If rust is your worry, paint it.

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We sell 1000's of rolls of the stuff every year. It is very popular and easy to use.

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Since it is never seen anyway, I cheap out and use 3/8" brake line. Universally available, way over rated for the application, dirt cheap, easy to use.
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I used steel on the 53 Ford and the Vette but I did run into a problem going from the steel line to the braided steel lines. Russel sells adaptors for the Aluminum line to braided but Not for steel to braided. I tried to use one anyway and it leaked.
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The aluminum line is great, much easier to work with than steel, looks better and will never rust. As far as the price goes I doubt you can buy steel line any cheaper. You get a 25' roll of aluminum 1/2" line for $24.00.

I ran it on my last street car for about 7 years never had a problem with it. It is still on the car today. I will use it on my current project as well. Most bends can be made by hand without much effort.

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The heck with Russels. I just go to the local hardware store and pick up however much I need of the 3/8" aluminum line for free. They have 1/2" too. On the shelf right behind the tubing, they have all of the flare and NPT fittings you need. It usually costs under $10 to finish the whole fuel system.

A rock flying up isn't going to compromise the aluminum fule line. You would have to crush it somehow, and then tear it at the same time.
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