<VV> Braided fuel lines

Sethracer at aol.com Sethracer at aol.com
Thu Mar 31 23:48:04 EST 2005

In a message dated 3/31/2005 7:44:52 PM Pacific Standard Time,  
AeroNed at aol.com writes:

Anyone  out there in VVland have experience with braided fuel lines on a   
Corvair? Looking for some stories about how it holds up with  temperature.

I'm thinking about redoing my fuel lines on my 140.  (Smitty, close you  
I have an electric fuel pump. I reversed  and flipped the stock fuel lines,  
so that they all come together in  the front center of the engine.  What I'm 
thinking about doing is  running a hard line along each frame rail  and then 
braided hose to  each of the carbs.

Another question, anyone ever put AN hose on 140  carbs? Is there an AN  
fitting that replaces the "big nut" at the  carb inlet?

Any and all suggestions and opinions  appreciated,


Yeah - It's not for the faint of heart, but it can be done. (Not  cheap, 
either) Earls sells a  hose end (-6 hose)  fitting  for the Corvair Rochester 
inlet Diameter 7/8-20 (They screw directly into  the carb top, no adapter)- They 
unthinkingly call them out for a Holley - But  they fit fine. There used to be 
two, one, a 90 degree "Banjo" type fitting  (single inlet), and a dual banjo 
type fitting one side feeds in, the other feeds  out to the other carb. But 
they seem to have  discontinued the straight  through banjo that fits the 
Rochester. The two stock carbs on the 140 sit  too close together to insert a fitting 
into the carb and bolt another fitting  (like a right angle hose end) onto 
it. The hose fitting must bolt directly into  the carb.  Page 42 in the 2003 
Earls/(Now part of Holley) catalog. I would  use the single hose end P/N 
849093ERL on each carb. - The parts below on  the page used to be available for the 
Vair carbs, no more. 
Seth  Emerson
Sethracer at aol.com
C's the day! Corvair, Camaro,  Corvette

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