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Old 01-06-2010, 01:53 PM
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Gas line - fuel pump to carb

I need to replace my fuel line from the fuel pump to the carb.

88 Tristar 220
Indmar / Ford 351
Holley 4160

According to Skidim, the OEM line is no longer around. Can buy a universal/flexible line from there for $65. The PCM metal tube is $15, but will not work with the Indmar fuel pump.

Options:
1 - buy the universal line for $65
2 - buy a new PCM fuel pump for $80 and the metal line for $15 - have a new fuel pump for $30 more.
3 - try and bend the PCM metal tube to fit the Indmar fuel pump.

Any suggestions or other options?

Brent
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:21 PM
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From reading previous threads, you can either use a flexible line or bend your own.
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:47 PM
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I used some coast guard approved fuel line. I have the feeling mow I should be using a metal or braided line?
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:14 PM
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I need to replace my fuel line from the fuel pump to the carb.

88 Tristar 220
Indmar / Ford 351
Holley 4160

According to Skidim, the OEM line is no longer around. Can buy a universal/flexible line from there for $65. The PCM metal tube is $15, but will not work with the Indmar fuel pump.

Options:
1 - buy the universal line for $65
2 - buy a new PCM fuel pump for $80 and the metal line for $15 - have a new fuel pump for $30 more.
3 - try and bend the PCM metal tube to fit the Indmar fuel pump.

Any suggestions or other options?

Brent
1 - Good option.
2 - Waste of money and time.
3 - It is too short and believe me, I tried and so have others, I opted for a 22" s/s braided line that bolts right up for $52 from a street rod shop,
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:18 PM
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3 - It is too short and believe me, I tried and so have others
Ive put a PCM fuel line on a non-original fuel pump (carter) and I was able to massage it to fit. The line bends easily. I have a very hard time believing it couldnt be made to reach an Indmar fuel pump... theyre not THAT different.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:30 PM
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Ive put a PCM fuel line on a non-original fuel pump (carter) and I was able to massage it to fit. The line bends easily. I have a very hard time believing it couldnt be made to reach an Indmar fuel pump... theyre not THAT different.
All I know is the line I got from Skidim was stainless steel and I paid $20 to have it polished and while I was having some work done at my MasterCraft dealer, I and the mechanic tried every way possible to make it work and it wouldn't, so I gave it to someone last year who might could use it someday. That was one piece of chicken poop I couldn't make into chicken salad.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:48 PM
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Bending your own is the cheapest way to go if you get it right he first or second time. If you have no experience in this, doing it yourself can be very frustrating as there are a few bends to make, and if you do one wrong there is no going back - just starting over on a new line.

TMCNo1 has the prettiest option.

You may consider going to an automotive shop and having them bend one for you.
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I think I am just going to go with the universal. My tube bending experience is pretty slim. Thanks everyone for the input.

Brent
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:23 PM
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TMCNo1,

That is one clean engine. Very nice. Do you have a coke can wrapped around your coil? Cool look, anything to that besides the look?
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:25 PM
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TMCNo1,

That is one clean engine. Very nice. Do you have a coke can wrapped around your coil? Cool look, anything to that besides the look?
It keeps his coil hydrated.
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