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Geezer914
post Feb 4 2023, 08:57 AM
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Anyone relocated the fuel pump and filter under the steering rack with to make it easier to change the fuel filter? Pictures? Thanks
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JeffBowlsby
post Feb 4 2023, 09:03 PM
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A concern with the front mounted pumps is that pressurized fuel is now routing through the cabin. I’m not comfortable with that.
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post Feb 5 2023, 02:41 AM
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QUOTE(JeffBowlsby @ Feb 4 2023, 08:03 PM) *

A concern with the front mounted pumps is that pressurized fuel is now routing through the cabin. I’m not comfortable with that.



Don't own a 75-76 car then i guess. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)


With a swap to stainless lines and the center tunnel being a mostly enclosed metal tunnel with the few small openings under carpet I think ones chances of being directly exposed to gasoline from having the lines under pressure are very, very low.

At its worst I dont see it as anymore dangerous than anything else about driving a very small 50+ year old car.

Also I find it very preferable to vapor lock, especially on long trips.
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post Feb 5 2023, 03:20 AM
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QUOTE(JamesM @ Feb 5 2023, 02:41 AM) *

QUOTE(JeffBowlsby @ Feb 4 2023, 08:03 PM) *

A concern with the front mounted pumps is that pressurized fuel is now routing through the cabin. I’m not comfortable with that.



Don't own a 75-76 car then i guess. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)


With a swap to stainless lines and the center tunnel being a mostly enclosed metal tunnel with the few small openings under carpet I think ones chances of being directly exposed to gasoline from having the lines under pressure are very, very low.

At its worst I dont see it as anymore dangerous than anything else about driving a very small 50+ year old car.

Also I find it very preferable to vapor lock, especially on long trips.


on the other hand stainless steel is brittle!

i've done the metal lines, but i bent them up myself out of mild steel tube.

just a thought.

but you are right. something else in the 50 year old car is bound to do you malicious harm in a stack - before the fuel lines finish you off. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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post Feb 5 2023, 08:18 AM
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With a swap to stainless lines and the center tunnel being a mostly enclosed metal tunnel with the few small openings under carpet I think ones chances of being directly exposed to gasoline from having the lines under pressure are very, very low.

At its worst I dont see it as anymore dangerous than anything else about driving a very small 50+ year old car.

Also I find it very preferable to vapor lock, especially on long trips.
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on the other hand stainless steel is brittle!

i've done the metal lines, but i bent them up myself out of mild steel tube.

just a thought.

but you are right. something else in the 50 year old car is bound to do you malicious harm in a stack - before the fuel lines finish you off. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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I question your comment about SS being brittle, I've spent many years with SS in aircraft fuel systems and unless SS tubing is flexed to the point of fatigue failure it is not brittle. Fatigue failure would require many hundreds of flexes to near plastic bending to behave in a brittle fashion.
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Geezer914   fuel pump relocation under steering rack pictures?   Feb 4 2023, 08:57 AM
FlacaProductions   RE: fuel pump relocation under steering rack pictures?   Feb 4 2023, 09:48 AM
Geezer914   Thanks for the pic.   Feb 4 2023, 10:57 AM
Literati914   I’m planning the same .. any more pics out there...   Feb 4 2023, 11:11 AM
FlacaProductions   RE: fuel pump relocation under steering rack pictures?   Feb 4 2023, 11:37 AM
FlacaProductions   I know...I know....I don't like the blue crimp...   Feb 4 2023, 11:46 AM
mlindner   Geezer, not what your looking for but just to give...   Feb 4 2023, 12:13 PM
roundtwo   Geezer, not what your looking for but just to giv...   Feb 4 2023, 12:18 PM
mlindner   Roundtwo, yes filter always first. And I just cary...   Feb 4 2023, 12:26 PM
rhodyguy   I would not like having to remove the rack cover p...   Feb 4 2023, 12:26 PM
FlacaProductions   I would not like having to remove the rack cover ...   Feb 4 2023, 12:47 PM
windforfun   I would not like having to remove the rack cover ...   Feb 4 2023, 03:23 PM
Geezer914   Rhodyguy, if the pump or the filter craps out, tha...   Feb 4 2023, 02:53 PM
mlindner   Just pinch the fuel line for that.   Feb 4 2023, 04:44 PM
iankarr   The factory solution placed the pump in the tank w...   Feb 4 2023, 06:20 PM
JeffBowlsby   A concern with the front mounted pumps is that pre...   Feb 4 2023, 09:03 PM
JamesM   A concern with the front mounted pumps is that pr...   Feb 5 2023, 02:41 AM
wonkipop   A concern with the front mounted pumps is that p...   Feb 5 2023, 03:20 AM
barefoot   With a swap to stainless lines and the center tunn...   Feb 5 2023, 08:18 AM
wonkipop   With a swap to stainless lines and the center tun...   Feb 5 2023, 03:04 PM
ClayPerrine   a small thing to consider is that the 1.8 L jets...   Feb 5 2023, 05:15 PM
second wind   [quote name='wonkipop' post='3055756' date='Feb 5...   Feb 5 2023, 07:47 PM
wonkipop   [quote name='wonkipop' post='3055756' date='Feb 5...   Feb 6 2023, 01:25 AM
TX914   I have a 76 and I appreciate the stock pump/filter...   Feb 5 2023, 05:23 AM
rhodyguy   To even look at what might be the problem, even in...   Feb 5 2023, 01:52 PM
jhynesrockmtn   Mine is a 70. The PO had some hack relocate the f...   Feb 6 2023, 09:22 AM
partsguy22   Thanks Clay Here is the mount in question, I desi...   Feb 8 2023, 09:09 AM
partsguy22   This is it mocked up on a car As you can see it n...   Feb 8 2023, 09:15 AM
ClayPerrine   You could always put the pump on top of the bracke...   Feb 8 2023, 02:55 PM
jim_hoyland   Mounted mine in the front trunk; ball valve >Fi...   Feb 8 2023, 05:23 PM


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