Q: Fuel Line Replacement
Where do I find replacement fuel line for my Firebird?
A: If you can’t find a used/new line, consider the mandrel tubing bender in the Sears Automotive catalog. It costs about $60. then just by fuel/brake line at the parts store and build your own. I bent the fuel lines for my Firebird and Bonneville with this (fuel pump to quadrajet). Looks exactly like the factory line. By bending one for each car, I figure the tool paid for itself.
Warning!: If you’re like me, you’ll probably need several pieces of this line just to get the hang of how the tool works. You know the old saying, “measure twice, cut once.” Holds very true with this. It may be your only source for a correct type fuel line. Besides, it’s a lot of fun, really!
A: Fuel lines are available for 67-9 repro or you can do as Greg says and make your own. You can buy the steel line in 25′ roll at auto parts store(look around someone will have it ) Roll the required length out before starting, add a couple of feet extra and cut off the roll. I get my line straight by rolling out on the garage floor using a friend to hold end for the first couple feet, push down while rolling and you wont get any humps. Just curious but how did you barb the ends where the rubber lines are attached? This is necessary to insure that rubber line doesnt slide off and seals properly. I’ve been looking for the swedging tool to do this. Also if you buy repro line make sure it has this feature.
A: To barb the end of the tubing, use a double flare kit. Insert the reverse flaring die into the end and tighten just enough to create a bulge. Hose will not slip off.
A: The barb on the ends is easily made if you have a flaring tool with the adapter for double flares for brake lines (you must use double flares for brake lines!) Just do the first step of the double flare and you have a barb. As for the shape, just follow the existing brake line on the cross member, and get within 3 inches of the Camaro line so the rubber hose isn’t too long. Have fun!
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