<VV> Fuel line hose FIRE HAZARD
Patten Del R Civ AFRL Det 8/PKMA
Tue, 24 Aug 2004 20:25:50 +0100
I do buy mine locally and it did the same thing...not sure it is as much a
fire hazard as suggested though as in my case it was just the outer covering
and there was no leakage...I changed it out anyway and I keep checking...
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of J R Read_HML
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 1:50 AM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Louis C. Armer, Jr.
Subject: Re: <VV> Fuel line hose FIRE HAZARD
Thanks for the warning.
I'll be sure to check that on all my Vairs. At the moment, the Rampside is
getting a freshened tank.
I suspect that most folks (like me) would buy that hose locally. Maybe you
got some old stock?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Louis C. Armer, Jr." <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 5:23 PM
Subject: <VV> Fuel line hose FIRE HAZARD
> Scott Trunkhill and I recently rebuilt the front suspension on
> our x-cross car WTBRT 112. During the rebuild we replaced the
> fuel sender unit. When I started to take the rubber fuel line
> hose off the sender line and the tunnel line I observed severe
> cracking of the rubber hose's outer layer. It was along the entire length
> of the hose and bad enough you could plainly see the bias cord
> winding in the hose. I was suprised and alarmed at this and checked
> the rubber hose over the rear axle as well. It was in the same condition
> as the fuel sender hose. Now the signifigance of this problem is that
> hose was less than 1 1/2 years old and was ordered from "Clarks". It
> is the hose that "Clarks" sells as their part # C1045 and is used at both
> applications per their instructions in the catalogue. I am posting this to
> VV and cc to "Clarks". Would a member of FastVairs and Corvantics please
> cross post for me. Autocrossers and racers please check your rubber fuel
> lines as this could be a definite Fire Hazard.
> Chuck Armer
> Corvair Atlanta, BOD
> CORSA MEMBER
> CORSA Tri-Membership Chairman
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