Fuel Line Dia. - CJDave? - TR?
OK Brainiacs - here's a question. I figure you two are the most likely to have experience with this...
First of all, I am running a custom 26-gallon tank on my CJ-7 with one feed line, no vent lines of any kind, and a vented cap. This has worked well, but I do get vapor buildup in the Summer with a full tank, otherwise, it's fine...
Anyway, my feed line up to the engine is kind of rusty, old, and has a piece of rubber hose connecting to the tank and to the fuel filter (which is a firewall mounted marine unit that looks like an oil filter...)
ANYWAY, what I have in mind is to nix all of this and run stainless hard line with stainless Swagelok fittings for all of the fuel lines. However, all the stainless line and fittings that I have (and I have TONS) are 1/4" O.D. Is this going to cause a flow problem or maybe starve the pump? My brain says, "No" - that there are orifices at the carb fuel filter and needle and seat that are WAY smaller than this, so what's the difference? But my other half of my brain says, "It's the size it is for a reason..."
Can you help here? It's just a bone stock 360 with the MC 2-barrel, and it sure would be a much cleaner and tougher setup - I was planning on wrapping the entire line with rubber 1/4" I.D. fuel line as heat insulation and protection - pretty slick, huh?
Will it work? - Chuck