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Re: [Fot] Cutting Aeroquip Hoses..

To: "Brad Kahler" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] Cutting Aeroquip Hoses..
From: "Scott Janzen" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 22:29:03 -0400
Ditto my car - someone tapped the float bowl covers on the S.U.s -  I just 
like the ease of detaching stuff without wiggling those old hoses off , and 
the race car seems to get disassembled a lot!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brad Kahler" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 11:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Fot] Cutting Aeroquip Hoses..

> Susan's spitfire came with AN fittings in the float bowl covers.  A P.O.
> had drilled and tapped for a pipe thread and screwed AN fittings in.
> Been working well for a long time now.
> Brad
>> Tony Drews wrote:
>>> The only place that my aeroquip uses the tacky and possibly dangerous
>>> hose clamps is to connect the line to the carb.  Even the aeroquip
>>> rollover fuel cell vent line has an AN fitting.  So, pretend for a
>>> moment that I don't have the Carrol Smith books covering this...  How
>>> the hell do you attach an AN fitting to a SU carb?  (of course, you
>>> have to pretend I'm running SU's too... :)  )  For the Webers, I'm
>>> sure an appropriate fitting is available - I just need to do the
>>> right thing and find it.  At least the Webers' press on fittings have
>>> a bulb at the end to help prevent the lines from blowing off.  For
>>> the SU's, though, the top of the float bowl is a somewhat fragile
>>> thing.  The only thing that comes to mind is to somehow remove the
>>> tube that sticks out for the fuel line to attach to (how?), and tap
>>> the hole for a fitting.  I'm not sure that it would be stronger when
>>> done (vibration will crack the top of the float bowl?), but I'm ready
>>> to be convinced.  (don't worry, I'm not being defensive)
>>> - Tony
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