<VV> Braided fuel lines

BBRT 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.

Good Luck

Chuck S

----- 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
> eyes)
> 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,
> Ned
> 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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