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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
>> 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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