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1969 BBC fuel line

Hey guys, having a tough time with finding a fuel line from pump to carb. I have a dual inlet Holley Street Avenger and was looking for a line that would be close, I could tweak it as needed. I thought the 3 piece 396/375 line (3/8)would be close, no dice, must be for a short water pump. I really need a single 3/8 line that would get me close to the carb. I have a filter by the brass y block. Already returned 3 lines. Shipping is expensive! Any ideas?? Thanks.

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Re: 1969 BBC fuel line

Just got mine from Heartbeat for Z/28 302, I beleive it is same setup.

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Re: 1969 BBC fuel line

Thanks Jeff. If at all possible could you post a pic after you install?? Thanks for the reply.

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Re: 1969 BBC fuel line

You might check out The Right Stuff Detailing. They were able to make me a set of dual 1/2" stainless lines that followed the stock location. They have 3/8" listed on their site:

http://www.getdiscbrakes.com/RSeComm...Alphabetically

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Re: 1969 BBC fuel line

I used the ones you sent back, it took some serious tweaking but it turned out nice. I have a long water pump.
not the best picture, but I hope this helps.

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Wow, Nice Kent!!! Thanks

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Re: 1969 BBC fuel line

Here's what that kit looks like on its original application ('69 Z/28).
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Re: 1969 BBC fuel line

You can get a custom built line that looks absolutely correct here:
http://www.classictube.com/

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Re: 1969 BBC fuel line

Great pic John, Thanks! Yes I have used classic tube once before. They want a mock up of the line. Last time I used a hanger for a mock up and they duplicated every little bend in the hanger, as a result the custom line didn't look to good.

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... have used classic tube once before. They want a mock up of the line. Last time I used a hanger for a mock up and they duplicated every little bend in the hanger, as a result the custom line didn't look to good.
- for some reason I don't find that hard to believe at all
This time try starting with a piece of TIG wire to make their pattern

I've used standard 3/8" fuel line available from many auto and truck parts stores to make custom feed lines.
I have a couple nice benders, and fill the line with sand or cornmeal to prevent collapsed inner bend areas.
You'd be surpirized how good a fit you can get - maybe after a few practice funs if necessary ...
Once your done with getting it to fit, just flare the ends for the correct flare fitting.

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- for some reason I don't find that hard to believe at all
This time try starting with a piece of TIG wire to make their pattern

I've used standard 3/8" fuel line available from many auto and truck parts stores to make custom feed lines.
I have a couple nice benders, and fill the line with sand or cornmeal to prevent collapsed inner bend areas.
You'd be surpirized how good a fit you can get - maybe after a few practice funs if necessary ...
Once your done with getting it to fit, just flare the ends for the correct flare fitting.
Thanks John, I have a very good bender. Its been so long since I have used it, I trashed 3 pieces already. LOL

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