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Old 12-18-2008, 03:28 PM
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Running fuel lines like this?

Just trying to makesure I have it right..... Will be using stock in frame
tubing as it says and aftermarket fuel hose......




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I would relocate the vapor canister closer to the tank to reduce engine bay clutter. The second inline filter closer to the carb probably isn't necessary. Looks good though
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here's something else.
use high pressure F.I.hose.
why?
if something should go wrong (blockage, regulator goes nuts,etc) the pump WILL make 75 psi of fuel pressure and will burst the regular fuel hose.
use it on BOTH the feed and return lines...
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:31 PM
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here's something else.
use high pressure F.I.hose.
why?
if something should go wrong (blockage, regulator goes nuts,etc) the pump WILL make 75 psi of fuel pressure and will burst the regular fuel hose.
use it on BOTH the feed and return lines...
Alright... And also how would that effect my holley if that were to
happen?
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you have fuel spraying on a hot motor and you're worried about the carb?!?!?!
i'd be carring a BIG fire extinguisher and a LOT of insurance....
seriously...
anyway, the carb WILL flood, dumping mucho fuel into the intake.
you know the rest...
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Do you have to use the same vapor canister? K&N Makes a tiny little air filter I have used on RC cars. What about putting that on in an out of the way spot?
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:44 AM
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Why not use a low pressur fuel pump and eliminate that danger.
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you have fuel spraying on a hot motor and you're worried about the carb?!?!?!
i'd be carring a BIG fire extinguisher and a LOT of insurance....
seriously...
anyway, the carb WILL flood, dumping mucho fuel into the intake.
you know the rest...
You took it the wrong way.
I figured there would be gas spraying if the lines busted... BUT
Just wondered if the carb would be damaged if I ran F.I. lines that didnt bust
and the pressure regulator failed.

So just calm down my man.
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Do you have to use the same vapor canister? K&N Makes a tiny little air filter I have used on RC cars. What about putting that on in an out of the way spot?
I was gonna relocate the stock one to the tank area.... The tank
is being relocated.....
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:58 AM
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Why not use a low pressur fuel pump and eliminate that danger.

I will be down the line. Not too far down the line... But not
right now either. For now this way is a tried and proven way
from what all Ive seen so Im not THAT worried but im also
keeping a close eye on things... Im not running a different
pump until I get a 20 gallon cell. Unless my pump failed before
then id just get a holley RED instead of replacing the stock.
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You took it the wrong way.
I figured there would be gas spraying if the lines busted... BUT
Just wondered if the carb would be damaged if I ran F.I. lines that didnt bust
and the pressure regulator failed.

So just calm down my man.
i'm plenty calm.
i'm not the guy running for the extinguisher
i doubt it would do anything to the carb from excessive fuel pressure.
the carb burning up in the fire might be an issue

f.i. hose ain't hard to come by, ain't as cheap as the regular stuff, but that's what I'd do...
run as much hard line as you can and then use the f.i. stuff...
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i'm plenty calm.
i'm not the guy running for the extinguisher
i doubt it would do anything to the carb from excessive fuel pressure.
the carb burning up in the fire might be an issue
..

Im installing a sprinkler stystem in place of the windshield wiper
fluid that is set to go off when the temp gets to fire hot like the
kind thats right above your office space over der.



...how bout it.
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:42 AM
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My Vette has 3 regulators, one to drop the initial pressure down and then 2 right before the carbs to set the correct pressure for them. If the main regulator fails the second set should catch it.With the return line it should just circulate back to the tank if the first regulator fails open.
You could try something like that.
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Im installing a sprinkler stystem in place of the windshield wiper
fluid that is set to go off when the temp gets to fire hot like the
kind thats right above your office space over der.



...how bout it.


yeah that might work,but don't use washer fluid.
that's flammable and yes, i know THAT by experience.

btw, my "office"doesn't have a fire system, just an extinguisher right next to my toolbox

seriously,use the high pressure stuff.
hate to see the post that says:"well my car burnt up"
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:00 AM
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I see you have a 88 s 10 , so i assume your keeping the stock F/P in the tank , and it was tbi so your only gonna be running 15-17 psi maxs so no real worries about high pressure FI fuel line.

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