A set of carbon tongs and an arc welder should work. The tongs will heat
the fitting without open flame or excessive heat. I've disassembled things
rusted beyond belief without breakage.
You might try a high temp heat gun. The one I use for paint stripping goes
to 1,000 degrees. Again without open flame. I don't know if this would get
it hot enough as I've never tried it.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Hendricksen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Roadsters (E-mail)'" <Datsunemail@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2002 11:19 PM
Subject: Removing fuel lines from the Fuel Tank
> I have been trying to get the fuel tank off
> of my car to have it steam cleaned. I did
> manage to get the larger line loose, but the
> smaller of the two just will not budge. It has
> been soaking in penetrating fluid for days and
> I am afraid if I use any more force on the
> tube wrench it will break the tank fitting, which
> happened on my parts car.
> Since I have the fuel lines from my parts car to
> use as samples I am considering trying to find
> fuel hose that will fit these lines correctly and
> then cut about 6" out of each line and use the
> fuel hose to connect the tank to the fuel lines.
> Has this been done, or is there some way other
> than heat that might free that fitting? On the
> parts car the metal fuel tube had fused itself to
> the body of the nut.
> 69 2000
> Portland, Oregon
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