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Old 05-16-2007, 12:07 PM
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Need help building a fuel system.

I'm now about to finish the '34 Ford frame.
Before I mount the body ihn place, I would like to do as much as possible on the chassis first.
The brake system is fairly clear for me, but not the fuel system. Some unanswered questions. Not much about this in my hot rod building books either.

Let's take what I do know first:
-I have been told a 3/8" line/pipe dimension will suit my needs. (350 CSB engine with carb. Maximum 400 hp.)
-I'm planning to use an electric fuel pump who I've heard should stay as close to the tank as possible, right?
-I will be needing a fuel regulator, right?
-The tank will be a tall and narrow stainless steel or aluminium type located behind the front seats. Not bought yet. The body is '34 roadster.

I'm planning to fasten the fuel pipe to the inside of the right frame rail.
Some fuel plumbing kits have fuel lines only. No pipe at all. What's the point in fuel pipe?
What kind of material do you recommend in the fuel pipe? Aluminium is probably easy to work with compared to stainless steel? But stainless steel would probably last longer?

And then I would probably needing a flaring tool, right? Single flare to 37 degrees(?)
How is it to flare stainless steel? Hard and brittle?

Would very much appreciate very some comments here.

Maybe some of you have photos of your fuel system? details like the bend where the pipe goes from the frame rail, turn and into the tank and such?


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mount the pump low and as close to the tank as possible. Use a relay if possible & good quality connections at all points. Invest in a good tube bender & a selection of Adel clamps to support the lines.
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