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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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New fuel line problem

I have ordered two different fuel lines from separate companies and neither fuel line from the pump to the carb seems to be correct. I can't imagine that there is more than one style line for a 68 200ci. Is it normal for me to have to bend the line myself?

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I recently replaced all of the brake lines and fuel lines on my 65. I had to "massage" some of the lines to get them to fit properly. I think it is pretty common to have to tweak the lines, they don't seem to be bent exactly right from the after-market suppliers.

Is the one you have even close to fitting?

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I recently replaced all of the brake lines and fuel lines on my 65. I had to "massage" some of the lines to get them to fit properly. I think it is pretty common to have to tweak the lines, they don't seem to be bent exactly right from the after-market suppliers.

Is the one you have even close to fitting?
One is closer than the other. I will see if I can tweak it a bit without bending it. Thanks for the reply!


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Do you have a tool to help you bend the line? If not, you may want to pick up a cheapie brake-line-bending tool from Autozone (or wherever you shop for tools). Bend a line by hand and you run a good risk of kinking the line.

Here's one from Autozone and it is only $5.99.



OEM/Heavy duty tube bender for up to 1/2 in. dia. tubing (25125) | Tube Bending Tool | AutoZone.com

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so i went thur the same issue for my 351C 2V for about 20 yrs

could never get a correct line no matter where I went to even direct to the sources.

seems like all the mfgs are copying each others mistakes.

GN took care of it for me once and for all and custom bent me the correct line.

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Do you have a tool to help you bend the line? If not, you may want to pick up a cheapie brake-line-bending tool from Autozone (or wherever you shop for tools). Bend a line by hand and you run a good risk of kinking the line.

Here's one from Autozone and it is only $5.99.



OEM/Heavy duty tube bender for up to 1/2 in. dia. tubing (25125) | Tube Bending Tool | AutoZone.com

How well does it work?

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The fuel line that I purchased was not a exact fit either, had to massage the line in a couple of places and for no heavy bending that little tool from auto zone worked great.

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How well does it work?
Worked great for me. For just tweaking lines and adding curves its great. And the price is right too.

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