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Old 10-07-2011, 11:21 AM
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Is this fuel line too close to heat.............

I just routed my fuel line from pump to carb and was womdering is this a good spot away from heat, I eventually wanted to route it under the electric choke next to carb but went this way instead. I had to go buy another spacer for the carb to raise the air cleaner up a bit.

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That`s just one of the reasons why I don`t like edelbrock carbs, the rear fuel entry is a joke. Heat rises, and you have to run a mile of fuel line to the rear entry and that`s what turns me off to the idea.
Valve covers do get very hot, especially the chrome ones. However, you have it spaced somewhat so it should be okay unless you let it idle for a long period of time in traffic on a really hot day. Only issue I see is if you have to remove the valve cover the fuel line has to come off with it. It looks like your still running points or have you a conversion kit? If not the best place for points is the trash. I`d get a conversion kit or get a HEI.
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I´d have put a 90º right at the carb, putting the filter/gauge more inboard.
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Nothing in that area of the engine will cause you excessive heat problems. Is that isn't a Holley? I have never seen one like that.
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I have a conversion kit inside, but eventually will get an HEI. Its not holley its an edelbrock. I do agree that I wish I could get it more inboard, and also I need to find a clamp instead of using the zip tie.
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I had the 90 degree right at the carb but that made it run right on top of the electric choke and couldnt get the intake on, but that was before I got the spacer for the intake, I might try it again now.
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Why not run a shorter line coming off the carb. The distance from the carb seems excessive. Isn't there a middle ground that would put it just off the choke, but not over the valve covers?
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I was thinking about that but I only have about 3 inches of line that is visible the rest is just the fittings that make it look so long
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Quick question, does putting a inline filter before the pump(chrome canister) cause fuel pressure to be lower. Right now with the filter before the pump also, my pressure is barely 5psi, but before I put it there, it was about 6psi or so. Do I have to have the filter before the pump when I have one between the carb and pump? I put one before the pump because my fuel gauge isnt working so I assume its something with the sending unit.
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If you have a filter after the pump, before the carb, this will be plenty. Does not hurt to have one before the pump and again after, but does not prove to be an advantage, because your not going to contaminate the fuel by going thru the pump.

I'd run fuel line from pump to fenderwell, across to firewall to a regulator and pressure gauge. Then from there over to the carb from the backside. This will keep heat to a minimum.





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Quick question, does putting a inline filter before the pump(chrome canister) cause fuel pressure to be lower. Right now with the filter before the pump also, my pressure is barely 5psi, but before I put it there, it was about 6psi or so. Do I have to have the filter before the pump when I have one between the carb and pump? I put one before the pump because my fuel gauge isnt working so I assume its something with the sending unit.
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Not quite a mile of fuel line to my E-brock(phew, what ....). I used a banjo fitting and could just as easily have mounted my filter where the coil is right now and saved at least a half mile of line. Might even do just that someday but would have to find a home for all that left over gas line

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