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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 09, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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69 Camaro SS 350 fuel line install

Hey all I have read a few posts dating back awhile on the topic of fuel line replacement on a 1969 Camaro. Was wondering if anyone else had any tips or tricks in doing the install. My Camaro is a '69 SS 350 with the fuel and vapor return line. I do not have a lift. Just a jack and some jack stands. Any info would be great if anyone has experience doing the job and how you did it.
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Re: 69 Camaro SS 350 fuel line install

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Re: 69 Camaro SS 350 fuel line install

Well, I did one on a '67 I had, changed from OE 5/16" to 3/8 inch and what I seen to be the hardest part was the line under the pass front spring mount.

It appears the fuel line went first, then the springs/rear axle.

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Re: 69 Camaro SS 350 fuel line install

I did mine when I had the car apart and had the advantage of rolling the subframe to the body. I put the lines on the body first, then guided the line to the inside of the subframe as I rolled the subframe towards the body. I know this doesnt probably help in your situation. I havent been under my car for awhile, but I would think you could route the front first with a little bending and massaging and then the rear lays out pretty easy. My brake lines came in a box bent to reduce for shipping. I just took and bent them back using my old lines as a guide.

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Re: 69 Camaro SS 350 fuel line install

Thanks guys for the information. Will give it a try here in the next few days.
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Re: 69 Camaro SS 350 fuel line install

I just did mine last weekend... 2-guys, the fuel line come bent into a U-shape leave it that way, 1-start to feed it in the front between the frame with one person guiding it from causing any damage, 2-then working towards the rear of the car before you straighten the line start to feed it under the rear frame to the gas tank, 3-mount it to the tank and work back to the front on straightening and clamping down... My motor is out but this is the best way to complete the installation.

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Re: 69 Camaro SS 350 fuel line install

Thanks for adding to the info Skip. I appreciate all of your help.
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Thanks for adding to the info Skip. I appreciate all of your help.
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My pleasure, just take your time and make sure you tank is empty first. A little of twisting and pushing/pulling you will be good to go.

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Re: 69 Camaro SS 350 fuel line install

Thanks again guys for the info. Installed the new fuel and vapor return lines yesterday along with the help of a friend. It only took about an hour and a half. We were amazed at how easy they came out and went back in. Jacked the car a couple feet off the ground and removed rear passenger wheel assy. That was all that we removed. This car is all together so was very pleased it went so smooth. If anyone is thinking about doing this job go ahead and do it. Thanks again.
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Re: 69 Camaro SS 350 fuel line install

Thanks for the update and glad to see it went easy for you. How long did it take to pump the fuel up threw the lines. Just curious because i haven't got that far yet.

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Re: 69 Camaro SS 350 fuel line install

Skip,

When I did my lines it took maybe five to ten seconds of cranking to get the fuel up to the carb.

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Re: 69 Camaro SS 350 fuel line install

Right around the time John stated above.
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