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Old 05-11-2018, 09:50 PM
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So.... is your car running now?
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:41 PM
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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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Old 05-15-2018, 11:13 PM
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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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Old 05-16-2018, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by 1993C4LT1 View Post

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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Old 06-18-2018, 07:53 PM
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hey guys, How do I get to my F Pump I pulled my gas tank fill lid assembly and there seems to be another plate before getting to the bolts? my car is 89 convertible .Do I need to drop the tank...
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Not at all. Just loosen the bolts on the sending unit. It takes wiggling to get the pump out.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:15 PM
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hey guys, How do I get to my F Pump I pulled my gas tank fill lid assembly and there seems to be another plate before getting to the bolts? my car is 89 convertible .Do I need to drop the tank...
OK saw the rubber piece I'll get to the pump tomorrow
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