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ZachmanJ
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted October 22, 2003 12:27 PM  
run it down the right frame rail.There will be provisions at the front crossmember for it.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted October 22, 2003 05:50 PM  
i ran mine through the engine compartment in aluminun conduit. im thinking that if i get into a wreck it would be less likely for the fuel line to get damaged and start a fire, due to the fact that it is inside the cage compartment.

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dan ferry
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 183
posted October 22, 2003 09:31 PM  
mine and alot of guys runs thru rear fire wall domw to floor along floor just insde pass side cage out thru floor and into frame to pump mine is secured with conduit clamps poprivited to floor i used elbows and unions instead of trying to bend it.

Flanndad
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 255
posted October 23, 2003 06:38 AM  
Welded 1 inch square tubing to the roll cage from rear firewall to the front fire wall, existing right on the frame.

Then ran expensive fuel line inside the tubing.
Protected from everthing that I may run over.

Dunbar
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted October 23, 2003 11:25 PM  
I've always ran mine through the rear firewall and mounted 1 1/2 plastic water line to the cage on the passenger side with the fuel line in it and wire tided it to the cage

dirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 337
posted October 24, 2003 07:38 AM  
I have mine under the car attached to the frame rail. I don't think I'd put it inside for any reason.Sounds like a hot idea to me.

Raz_900
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted October 24, 2003 08:45 AM  
Mine follows pretty much the stock path over the rear susp. and up the pass. framerail and through the frame in the front. I use Marine 1/2" hose that is Coast Guard A1 rated. It's about 1" outside diameter and had to pass a 2 1/2 minute burn test to be A1 certified. The soft line will take an impact better than solid line that make fracture. And, 2 1/2 minutes should be more than enough time to get out of the car. I haven't seen any 'race car' fuel line be Coast Guard (or anything else) certified. The CG doesn't screw around when it comes to fuel systems. The A1 rating is better than the A2.

I ordered mine from place in Canada. It's only $3/Canadian a foot. I think it wound up being $55 for 30' which is enough for 2 cars. Some pushlock hose ends and you're set. http://www.stright-mackay.com/pages/asp/details.asp?HeadingID=76&CategoryID=2
Or this place in Rhode Island where I found marine exhaust hose with the wire wound into it for my coolant hoses. http://www.jamestowndistributors. com/cgi-local/SoftCart.exe/store/entries/index_plumbing_and_bilge.html?L+scstore+ypsv2438ffe018e0+1067849594 http://www.jamestowndistributors. com/cgi-local/SoftCart.exe/store/entries/index_plumbing_and_bilge.html?L+scstore+ypsv2438ffe018e0+1067849594

Marine stuff seems to be quiet a bit cheaper than 'race' stuff. The weird part is the marine parts have to pass Coast Guard tests where most race parts don't have to pass anything. ???? weird...

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Deak-Jr
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted October 24, 2003 01:24 PM  
Another recommendation for inside the right framerail. There are a few places on the front right horn (Regal frame should be same/similar as a Monte) where it can come out and hook to the pump. We kept ours inside (or right along) the framerail & horn as far forward as possible to keep it away from the exhaust. And we gave it a little slack where it comes out from the framehorn to the pump, so a jolt won't knock it loose too easily.

Trapper
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted October 26, 2003 06:29 PM  
I bought my car already preassembled and it was a running car. When I got to looking at how the fuel line was routed I noticed something. It had a solid conduit running through the drivers compartment. I found a valve on it that puzzled me and I didnt know what it was for. I asked the previous owner what it was for and he told me the valve was to pressurize the tubing with nitrogen. I have never tried it but he said it kept the fuel cooler. I took the valve out and plugged the hole. but I guess it was a decent idea..

TRAP

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted October 28, 2003 09:36 AM  
I run mine through the cockpit on the passengers side in 5500# steel braided line. Eddie

ssr1st
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted October 29, 2003 02:09 PM  
i bought my car and its along the fram rail but my dad gose thur the drivers compratment in a 1"1/4 round tubing from the back fire wall to the front along the pasender side of the car and it sticks out about 1"1/2 of both firewalls

race11
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted September 30, 2005 09:45 AM  
I also ran mine through the rail it worked good.

Winland Racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted October 03, 2005 09:56 AM  
What is wrong with the stock fuel line? Does the replacement fuel line have a larger I.D.

Koolaid
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted October 03, 2005 10:36 AM  
A lot of times you don't know what you have with the stock line - how thin the rust is getting it.

Mine is inside the drivers compartment inside of conduit so if the rubber line springs a leak it will run out in front of the front firewall or behind the rear firewall.

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