aluminum fuel line

Discussion in 'The Mixing shop.' started by Gulfgears, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Gulfgears

    Gulfgears Gulfgears

    Went to install electric fuel pump and found fuel line weeping at furl tank. Original fuel lines and crusty. It looks hard (to impossible) to get preformed fuel lines installed without cutting car apart.

    So looking at aluminum 3/8 fuel line and hand forming it to fit. Anybody have any experience with aluminum fuel line?

    Thanks
     
  2. gsgnnut

    gsgnnut Well-Known Member

    Not a fan of aluminium lines, too soft, corrodes, and too easily damaged. I've fabricated miles of steel fuel, brake and vapor lines on every type of vehicle you can imagine and had some challenges but always could make it. I'll admit, the fuel line over the rear crossover is almost impossible to replace with the body on but you can loosen and lift the body if you need the room.
     
  3. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Drop the tank.
     
  4. gsgnnut

    gsgnnut Well-Known Member

    If you live in New England, you either learn to make fuel and brake lines or pay an arm and leg to someone else to do it. Road salt plus the cheap ass alloy factory lines don't last long.
     
  5. Gulfgears

    Gulfgears Gulfgears

    Can't find anybody making pre-bent lines, tried In-Line tube, others are 5/8 and I'm almost positive mine are 3/8. Plus i need one with a return line.
    Looks like I get to spend some quality time with my tubing bender.
    Thanks for the input.
     
  6. 69GS&M21

    69GS&M21 Well-Known Member

    I hate rust so much that I am looking into stainless steel everything for my '69.
     
  7. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

  8. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Putting in without lifting the body possible,..not fun but I've done it a few times
     
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