The fitting is sweat soldered on, just like house plumbing. I took one
off an original chunk of line and soldered it onto a new piece of tubing
from the auto parts store. Works great. Don't over heat it is all.|
K. Valentine wrote:
On Feb 25, 2006, at 9:46 PM, Larry B. Macy, Ph.D. wrote:
But on other side of the coin. On Kristi's 74 the fuel gauge didn't
work. Chased the wires down to a ground on the tank. Dropped the tank
and found the fuel line from the tank was cracked. Ran all over the
place trying to find the correct fitting, no one had it. Oh well,
parked for another day.
The fitting on the tank is made of unobtainium. I think it's a
Whitworth thread. I don't think you will find one locally (this side
of the pond).
Can you cut the metal line closer to the tank and reuse the fitting by
making the hose to the pump longer? This discovery could explain why
the car was "stumbling". It could have been sucking air thru the
crack in the line (since it was on the suction side of the pump).
Maybe you can repair the line???? (JB Weld, solder, epoxy, etc???)
I'll look but I don't think I have a spare fitting ;(
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