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#1 bthotrod

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:57 PM

Anyone know about how long the fuel lines are from the tank up to the back of the motor? Looking to upgrade to -8AN feed and return lines on my V8 Quest, and don't know how much to order.
Would 33 feet (10m) work? I'd assume so..

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 04:26 PM

Should be ok.   but measuring tape does wonders

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 09:50 PM

its about 15', depending on how you route it.  the whole car is under 17'.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:58 PM

View Postcroquest87, on 03 March 2018 - 04:26 PM, said:

Should be ok.   but measuring tape does wonders

Car was at shop, needed to order over the weekend so they could be here asap. Not trying to be lazy here... plus the info could be useful to someone else who may want to do so.

View PostChad, on 03 March 2018 - 09:50 PM, said:

its about 15', depending on how you route it.  the whole car is under 17'.

Thank you! Hopefully this will be enough. I'll update the thread once I run all the lines and say how much it took.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 11:44 PM

You're still gonna run a hard line under the car, right?  I know you can run a soft line the length of the car from tank to TB, (heck, I did it myself many years ago on another car) - but it's not particularly safe.  Food for thought.
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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:26 PM

View Posttechboy, on 04 March 2018 - 11:44 PM, said:

You're still gonna run a hard line under the car, right?  I know you can run a soft line the length of the car from tank to TB, (heck, I did it myself many years ago on another car) - but it's not particularly safe.  Food for thought.

No, no hardline for this car for now. It's safer to run hardline usually, but this is going to be carefully routed metal braided CPE line - not some rubber hose ziptied up lol. Still probably not ideal, but as long as it's kept away from anything that moves and above the "frame rails" then I'm sure it'll be fine in the long run.

NHRA actually states that all non-OEM fuel lines can be either metallic hardline, OR steel braided. I'm not trying to drag race this car, but usually if a racing organization allows it then it's pretty safe.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:52 AM

View Postbthotrod, on 10 March 2018 - 11:26 PM, said:


NHRA actually states that all non-OEM fuel lines can be either metallic hardline, OR steel braided. I'm not trying to drag race this car, but usually if a racing organization allows it then it's pretty safe.

Good point.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 06:55 PM

I did an -8AN feed and -6AN return in braided line and had to run hardlines for inspection (penndot).




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