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Re: Fuel line fitting thread

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Subject: Re: Fuel line fitting thread
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 09:40:23 -0800
I don't have the answer to your question, but I am applauding your approach.
Usually you find that the PO has just hacksawed off the flare fitting and
attached a bare hose and clamp.

on 11/14/02 9:43 PM, Larry Colen at wrote:

> My '69 BGT has a threaded fitting on the end of the steel fuel
> line. On general principle, Onto this is attached a fitting with about
> 3 inches of (1/4"?) braided line. I'd like to replace it with
> something that is known to be less than 30 years old. Since I can't
> feasibly remove the steel line from the car, I removed the oddment and
> brought it to the hardware store, and the parts store.  I can find
> pieces that fit onto the (female threaded) oddment, and based on
> those, get an adapter that is  female threaded on one end and a
> "nipple" on the other.
> The problem is that the oddment will fit both onto these 5/16" flare
> threads and the fuel line, but the 5/16" female flare threads don't
> thread onto the fuel line.
> What is the thread of the fuel line?
> Larry


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
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