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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 03, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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I wasn't sure where to put this one, so I decided on Engine. I noticed tonight that my passenger-side header comes within 1/8" of my fuel line (I have two fuel lines...from what I read here one is incoming & one is return for my Q-Jet). I haven't started it yet...pretty dangerous, I thought.

If I cut the fuel line(s) before they get near the header (there is also a close encounter of 1.5" where the header will mate to the converter), and add a steel flexible hose routed to the fuel pump, is this safe? About 3' of flex hose if I did that. I could route it (in the engine bay) on top of the coil spring instead of upward toward the top of the strut. Does anybody have any suggestions?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 03, 03:05 PM
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I have used the thermo-tech insulating material with good results in tight places. I bought it from Summit. I too have a fuel line that is close to a header tube and my exhaust is very tight to the floor in some places. I used their line wrap for the fuel line and self adhesive sheeting for the floor areas. They claim to reflect a significant percentage of the heat.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 03, 05:02 PM
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1/8" is awfully close. Beside the heat issue, I'd be worried about the header hitting the fuel line in the course of normal operation, and wearing a hole in it. I had a similar problen, so I cut the steel line and spliced in a new section with a brass compression union.

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