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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 19, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel line from pump to carb

Guys - I'm looking to put in a braided fuel line with AN fittings. Can someone tell me exactly what I need in terms of fittings and line? It would be going from a standard mechanical fuel pump to the fuel filter (link below) Is there a kit out there? Already purchased the threaded in-line fuel filter from Summit.

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Re: Fuel line from pump to carb

Wow, looks like the same filter Jegs sells.



You are using 6AN fittings on the filter so a 3/8" fuel line is needed. You will need two female 6AN fittings for the filter.

Decide which manufacturer you want to use for the fuel line and fittings. You might be able to mix and match different manufacturers fuel line and fittings but I would not take the chance. Choose the type of hose you want to use and then order the matching fittings.

Earl's makes hoses and fittings. Russel is another manufacturer. Download their catalogs. Use the catalog to match the correct flexible hose to the correct fittings for that particular hose. You might need some sort of adapter to convert from the AN fitting to the connection on the fuel pump. The connection to the old fuel line between the filter and gas tank might need another adapter. They are in the catalogs.

As the photo above shows, I used a hard line product called NiCopp. It is a viable alternative to flexible lines.
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Re: Fuel line from pump to carb

Any local speed shops ? or even a Pep-boys ?

Easy enough to fab up, but you'll need to know what size fittings you'll need to make the fuel pump and carb (like a 1/4" NPT to -6 AN) then the size line you want/need along with fittings needed to connect.
-6 is 3/8" ….which is most likely what you'll need.

AN is measured in 1/16' 's just FYI if you didn't know.
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Re: Fuel line from pump to carb

Get the proper tool for cutting the braided line. Tape the end before you cut just not too thick so you can twist the AN fitting onto the hose.
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Re: Fuel line from pump to carb

And if you have not already bought the hose and fittings, I highly recommend Hot Rod Fuel Hose, cheapest place i've found https://hotrodfuelhose.com/
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Re: Fuel line from pump to carb

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Get the proper tool for cutting the braided line. Tape the end before you cut just not too thick so you can twist the AN fitting onto the hose.
Has anyone tried the cable cutters from HF for braided line? They are only $20 compared to the $60 -$90 for others and for such a limited use might be fine? I'm not a big fan of HF other than for disposable type tools but this might be one to look at considering a typical setup may only result in a handful of cuts.

https://www.harborfreight.com/28-inc...q=cable+cutter
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 19, 10:06 AM
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Re: Fuel line from pump to carb

a cutoff wheel on a 4" grinder works wonders for braided line. as said just tape it before you cut
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Has anyone tried the cable cutters from HF for braided line? They are only $20 compared to the $60 -$90 for others and for such a limited use might be fine? I'm not a big fan of HF other than for disposable type tools but this might be one to look at considering a typical setup may only result in a handful of cuts.

https://www.harborfreight.com/28-inc...q=cable+cutter
Can't imagine why they wouldn't be ok for limited use as long as that's all you use them for. I bought a set from Lowes and they work great
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Re: Fuel line from pump to carb

Thanks all. Great input and advice. Much appreciated.

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If you have a compressor, you can buy the cheap cambel air cut off tool at Wally world and get the good wheels at depot or lowes and it works great,I've used it for stainless pipe,the cutting wheel is the key,and don't forget to tape first.
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