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Old 06-15-2010, 12:45 AM
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Is This Safe?

is 37" of braided fuel line too much to run before the pump? 12 gal cell outlet pointing rearward, not a sump, Holley blue pump definitely below lowest point of cell, all -8 An. line. Its mocked up now, I bent the tape measure along the line closely as possible so this is + - an inch.
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Safe? Sure, as long as you're talking about real, genuine stainless braided line and not that Fosdick stuff that is just a cheezy covering for cheapo rubber fuel line. Hell, you can plumb the entire car front to rear with stainless braided line, depending on the thickness of your wallet.
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As Tech sez, don't worry bout the length. Its the size of the line inside. My system in 100% braided, from cell to carb. 3/8 id is good.
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Thanks you guys. I wasn't too clear, I meant "safe" for the fuel pump, they can only have so much line before them before failing quicker?
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So long as your pump is lower than the tank , the pump can't tell how long your line is.
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is 37" of braided fuel line too much to run before the pump?
As long as when (more like IF) you were to remove the pump from the end of the three foot run of hose, that fuel would flow out by gravity alone, it'll be OK. What you want to avoid is where the pump would have to "pull" fuel from the tank against gravity- it works much better "pushing" the fuel, w/a gravity fed inlet.
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