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post #61 of 68 (permalink) Old 05-14-2016, 01:41 AM
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No I haven't installed it yet. Was just wondering what the big fuss was about the existing fitting not working .
There are no problems with the fittings- unless you think the only acceptable fittings are AN fittings. The fittings on the tank are designed to use SAE 30R9 hose and the proper clamps. From there you could use adapters and use all the AN stuff you want. I'm going to get preformed 3/8" replacement fuel line and run it right next to the original 5/16" which will become the return. The tank sender seems to be designed for this. All you need to do to use SAE 30R9 hose is put a bump on the end of a line with a flaring tool. It's 20th Century technology for a 20th Century car.

Holley spells out the basics here:
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Holley / Earls also have this new hose / fittings.. https://www.holley.com/brands/earls/...or_guard_hose/
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there are 2 options for fuel hose that i normally use

normal dayco or Gyear efi hose-- OEM spec- 3/8..it keeps the vapors out of the garage -

use the push connect AN fittings - works great-- for added safety use the heat shrink hose clamps on top - gives a nice finished look

theres also proper push loc AN hose- its heavier and stronger than the efi hose but i am still not sure if its as good at eliminating the smell from sitting.

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There are no problems with the fittings- unless you think the only acceptable fittings are AN fittings. The fittings on the tank are designed to use SAE 30R9 hose and the proper clamps. From there you could use adapters and use all the AN stuff you want. I'm going to get preformed 3/8" replacement fuel line and run it right next to the original 5/16" which will become the return. The tank sender seems to be designed for this. All you need to do to use SAE 30R9 hose is put a bump on the end of a line with a flaring tool. It's 20th Century technology for a 20th Century car.

Holley spells out the basics here:
Proper EFI Hose, Sealants & Clamps
Thanks for the info. That's kinda one of reason why I have been hesitant on installing the tank.

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I ordered the Spectra tank from Rockauto, I went with the '69 20 gallon tank, I think it end up being $315 shipped. Aside from the 20 gallon option, I didn't want to run hoses through my trunk, so I thought this was my best option. Supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Now I just need to figure out my return line and the necessary fittings to make it all work.
I am thinking about ordering the same tank. What filler neck did you have to use with this tank? And does it use the 69 sender?
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I am thinking about ordering the same tank. What filler neck did you have to use with this tank? And does it use the 69 sender?
I modified my original 65 filler neck to work. It comes with a sender that is specific to that tank- I wouldn't call it a '69 sender because it is different from stock in that it has an 3/8" outlet and a 5/16" return.



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I modified my original 65 filler neck to work. It comes with a sender that is specific to that tank- I wouldn't call it a '69 sender because it is different from stock in that it has an 3/8" outlet and a 5/16" return.

Thanks. Just placed the order!
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Forgot to ask, how accurate is your fuel gauge with that tank/sender?
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