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Old 03-06-2003, 09:47 PM
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I have a 1982 camaro z28, the first year of that body style the fuel lines run along the drivers side frame rail until about mid way along the transmission they cross over to the passanger side and go up along the frame in the engine compartment on the passenger side. I put edelbrock tubular exhaust on and the fuel lines are right against the headers, my question is were else can i run the lines and how far away from the headers is a safe distance <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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i'd use a length of braided steel hose to replace the line in question. move it at least a half foot away, but i never did it before. i am sure it doesn't matter where it goes, as long as it gets theere.
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Are the lines actually touching the header tube? If you have say at least 2" clearance, insulation wrap can be bought (JEGS or SUMMIT) to insulate the lines. If too close, you have no choice but to reroute the lines away from the heat source.
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the lines actually are touching the headers right were the collector hooks to the y pipe, i unbolted the line brackets, and was able to get the line about 2 inches from the collector, but i fear that is not enough. i think my only option is to run the lines up the firewall and over my heater box then down the frame rail any suggestions
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Two inches oughta be enough, if you follow KULTULZ advice and put some heat reflective insulation on it.
And if you're really cheap like I am, you can make a heat shield out of a piece of stove pipe and some fiberglass from your attic (the matt kind). Just wrap it around the line and hose clamp it, and keep it from contacting the header.
Sure its ugly, but it works, and you probably won't drag too many people under your car to look at it.
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I was wondering if i cut the metal line jsut befour the back of the engine and ran rubber fuel line along the block to the pump and insulate the rubber hose if that will be sufficient. i was also wondering what to do with the return line since my fuel pump doesnt have 3 nips. should i just cut it back at the frame and block it off? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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