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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 01:52 AM
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Fuel line from pump to carb

Ok on my 79 K20 I've got factory bent hard line going from my fuel pump up behind my alternator, then it turns into rubber hose, I have a in-line fuel filter, then it goes into my carb.

Well after disassembling and reassembling the front of my motor a few times I don't like the fact that I know the hard bent line is rubbing in behind my alternator.

So what should I do? Could I order some type of fuel line from Summit or Jegs and somehow fix it to come around the side of the alternator (to get it away from the fan and pulleys)

Suggestions/comments/ideas all appreciated.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 09:17 AM
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Re: Fuel line from pump to carb

Well, go order a new one from the dealership. Mine was similar but it didn't rub. It might have been all one piece, I know it was a pain to get out without taking the accessories off. I eliminated mine with an electric fuel pump.

It'd be nearly impossible to bend a line to snake around in there. We're talking some radii of only about an inch which is probably why you're looking for a different solution.

I don't know. I figured I could pay $45 for one that could fill my block with petrol one day or I could get one that just draws a few amps of current. I have mine hooked so it hits a relay off the choke wire (I had to fix it anyway, otherwise I'd have yanked it off the oil pressure sending unit for the choke) so it only runs when the motor is operating. However, with 4' of wire I can suck fuel out of my tank if I ever run it out of gas instead of having to crank the piss out of the motor to get it to the carburetor.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 09:26 AM
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Re: Fuel line from pump to carb

or you could just get a little bit of fuel hose, and slit it on one side, and slide it over the part thats rubbing, and hose clamp it in place. thats what id, do.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 10:09 AM
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Re: Fuel line from pump to carb

I wouldn't order a new one. It's not worth the price. You should be able to bend the tube enough to keep it out of the way of the alternator. Be careful not to bend it too much, or you'll pinch off the line. You could also protect it with a piece of cut rubber hose as mentioned. Worst case, go to the parts store and get a straight piece of line and bend your own. Don't pay GM to do it for you.
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