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Old 05-11-2018, 02:12 PM   #61  
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Yeah.... They're lucky he's so patient.
I buy with Amex. You jerk me around and 1 call, that's all.
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I try to be as gracious as I can.. But.. There's limits to that.

A lot of it depends on how they deal with this. At this point, I'd think they should be pretty accommodating.
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Thanks for all the feedback guys
This is a very simple job, that turned into a PITA

Well, they sent the correct bulkhead connector....for there bulkhead harness. So in pic 1, it is the harness that has the white sticker. Follow it, and you'll see it goes to top of the tank, which is the one with burnt pins. Hard to explain, hope I am making sense. And in pic 2, you can see their harness kit. When you buy the pump from them, it comes with everything minus that. Just posting all this stuff, in case someone goes through the same in the future.






The connection/harness I would need from this pic is, to the left the one with 4 pins. If I had that, it would work with the bulkhead connector racetronix sent me.
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So.... is your car running now?
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Nope, but I'll get it sorted for sure, believe that. I can get it running by the time I go to bed. But as one of the previous posters mentioned, not worth installing it with the bulkhead pins showing signs of burning.
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So I was seeing if I the top rubber fuel line I cut will still have enough to hook up to the metal line, there is not. As shown in this pic. Did some research on how to replace those rubber fuel lines. People were saying the rear bumper and gas tank have to come out. Fun
That is as far as I can get it in. Anything more, and you really pulling on it. The amount I cutoff is about 1.25 inches. That's just by going off the eye.

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So I was seeing if I the top rubber fuel line I cut will still have enough to hook up to the metal line, there is not. As shown in this pic. Did some research on how to replace those rubber fuel lines. People were saying the rear bumper and gas tank have to come out. Fun
That is as far as I can get it in. Anything more, and you really pulling on it. The amount I cutoff is about 1.25 inches. That's just by going off the eye.
I had the same problem with mine..

1) Use Gates rated fuel hose.. (Don't use "Continental" anything. I replaced that piece with their hose, even rated for immersion.. And it fell apart before I could test drive.)

2) If you reach back in there and work blind, you can change and clamp it.. Use a couple of good, rated, clamps, and a small combination wrench..

Another option would be a hose barb to extend that piece of hose.. To add on to it.

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I like the hose barb idea! Did you replace the whole line, or just extended the line with the barb?
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I like the hose barb idea! Did you replace the whole line, or just extended the line with the barb?
I replaced the whole line, (It was from 1985, after all.. And I totaled it when I removed it.) but you can extend it with a barb and some good clamps if you want to.

The hardware store here has nice, brass ones. Something like that would work well.

PS: Be sure you use hose rated for this. Gates hose is good quality.

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