<VV> Braided fuel lines
chsadek at adelphia.net
Thu Mar 31 23:59:34 EST 2005
There is a way. Where the two carbs are too close together, you can
drill and tap the inlet nut for an AN fitting with pipe threads on one end.
You can get these with (use two) straight, (1) right angle and I think (1)
45 deg angle. Then you can go to a fuel block for the four lines.
Expensive. With oil cooler lines and fittings plus fuel fittings, and hose,
you can put one helluva lot of money in braided lines. I use -10 oil lines
on the #73; Jon B used -12 on the #89.
----- Original Message -----
From: <Sethracer at aol.com>
To: <AeroNed at aol.com>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> Braided fuel lines
> 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
> so that they all come together in the front center of the engine. What
> thinking about doing is running a hard line along each frame rail and
> 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
> 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
> type fitting one side feeds in, the other feeds out to the other carb.
> 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
> 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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