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Old 11-18-2011, 01:06 AM
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Suggestions where to find stock,OEM fuel lines?

Besides the salvage yard, where might you find stock, OEM-type fuel lines?

Specifically, pump-to-carb, smallblock chevy?

Well, to get really specific 2bbl.

i'm kinda shying away from inline tube---too many complaints.

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Depending on what make and model you may be able to find what you're looking for from Year One or Ground Up, etc. I'd trust Inline for that as well.

For that matter, a line like that can be bent by a capable mechanic w/a length of tubing, two fittings, a tubing cutter, tubing bender and a flaring tool. Parts stores carry lines that have the fittings already on them, starting w/one of them you'd only need to do the bending and one flare.

Another viable option is to use AN fittings and braided stainless steel hose.
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Classic Tube
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Both are quality suppliers of reproduction fuel and brake lines
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i'd like to get into the braided line route which i'm not totally ruling out. My big concern is that what exactly does the braiding do? Won't the line eventually have to be replaced?---because it's still rubber underneath? i don't know anything about braided line.

i like the idea of either metal or OEM. For example mine ran fine for 33 years until i messed it up last night---hence my asking of the original question. i'm not totally ruling out making one from scratch but will probably not do that this time due to lack of time.

i've(unfortunately) read too, too many complaints regarding Inline tube's poor customer service---a shock considering they are a michigan company; i find that michigan based companies as well as citizens of tend to operate with good ethics and behavior.

i noticed classic industries has direct fit OEM's.
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i was able to get one from the junkyard. But let's continue the discussion anyways because i think the subject is important.
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While most of us that live in Michigan are decent people, there are some that value money and trollphys over anything else, and those are the ones that shouldnt operate restoration parts companies.

I could drive 20 minutes to buy my fuel and brakelines, but I will gladly pay a shipping fee to get them from a reputable company.

Doesnt matter how close someone is if their sh t dont fit, and you get charge for taking it back.
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