We jb welded the crack, If that don't hold, I will give this a try.
The crack is too close to the ferrule to cover and clamp a hose on it.
On Feb 26, 2006, at 10:49 PM, Dave Carpenter wrote:
> 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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