Looking for pictures of 1953 Hornet back fuel line and how it follows the frame over the rear axle??

ZzappedZzapped Posts: 21Member

Looking for pictures of 1953 Hornet back fuel line and how it follows the frame over the rear axle?? The previous owner started with a 3/8" rubber line from the tank to a fuel filter, then from the fuel filter to a 1/4" air hose (rated for 300lbs pressure... lololol) not sure how he got it on the fuel filter because I couldn't get it off.... then hose clamped to a 5/16" steel line.

My clips are still attached to the frame however not sure how it traveled from one clip to another.

Thanks

Gord 

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  • 29sptphaeton29sptphaeton Posts: 238Member
    Where are you located? I have NOS rear fuel lines for step downs 5/16 factory bent with proper fittings. These are NOS Hudson, but long and curved so would be a problem to ship.
  • ZzappedZzapped Posts: 21Member

    29sptphaeton, I live in western Canada, British Columbia.

  • bob wardbob ward Posts: 1,070Senior Contributor
    There is a learning curve (different types of fittings, how to properly use the required equipment) and equipment expense (flaring tool, bender, pipe cutter) in making and installing your own fuel lines, but once you know the process you are master of your own destiny. You can clear out an old cobbled together fuel line or dodgy brake lines and install new neat professional looking lines.
    Don't cheap out on the flaring tool, they are not all created equal, buy a good one that does double flares. Eastwood do a good one for around $200, anything by Rothenberger is usually OK.
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,706Senior Contributor
    I have made new fuel lines that go from the union under the rear seat area to the gas tank, as well as the one running from the union to the fuel pump. They both can be problematic to ship due to the size of the box needed. Ended up having a fellow HET member pick them up from Lew Bird and then take them to the guy that I made them for.
  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 644Member
    You asked for photos; have several but these focus on other things and not necessarily the fuel line. Line shows somewhat in the photos; in top two it is shown partially covered with thermal shield, second one shows line cut and elec. fuel pump with filter installed. Third shows line also on frame above axle. These may help or may not.

  • ZzappedZzapped Posts: 21Member

    Thanks Guys, after looking at my other gas tank posts and this one I noticed the previous owner of my car removed a good part of the line as well as welded a different connection to one that accepts rubber line...

    I bought a flaring tool, bender. pipe cutter and some premade 5/16" tube... not perfect but it works well... from the tank to new tube line I used 5/16" rubber fuel as I had no fittings to the tank.. also put in a new fuel filter as I know there is still crap in the tank..

    Richard your pics helped out a lot... thanks.

    Gord

  • ZzappedZzapped Posts: 21Member
    RichardD said:
    You asked for photos; have several but these focus on other things and not necessarily the fuel line. Line shows somewhat in the photos; in top two it is shown partially covered with thermal shield, second one shows line cut and elec. fuel pump with filter installed. Third shows line also on frame above axle. These may help or may not.
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      Richard, on a different note, is your exhaust custom built or after market … look cool...
  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 644Member
    edited November 7
    Exhaust was on the car when I got it. Was custom made on the car I believe. I still don't know how it was possible to do the welds like that. Some more exhaust photos.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Y9Gg1WAPco3KCYYx7
    https://goo.gl/photos/S9PG2unDdRhuKpPd8

    Here are 200+ photos {I have a lot of wild stuff on this car--runs and drives like a dream}:
    https://goo.gl/photos/a2dCQaWVmu1KT1QFA


    Brake stuff: 
    https://goo.gl/photos/ymDDW8qK33uDRCQx8
    https://goo.gl/photos/QEtE7t64Ebs53teC8

    Engine anchor rods:
    https://goo.gl/photos/s6EuVsHkpgUC3Dbd7
  • ZzappedZzapped Posts: 21Member
     RichardD said:
    Exhaust was on the car when I got it. Was custom made on the car I believe. I still don't know how it was possible to do the welds like that. Some more exhaust photos.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Y9Gg1WAPco3KCYYx7
    https://goo.gl/photos/S9PG2unDdRhuKpPd8

    Here are 200+ photos {I have a lot of wild stuff on this car--runs and drives like a dream}:
    https://goo.gl/photos/a2dCQaWVmu1KT1QFA


    Brake stuff: 
    https://goo.gl/photos/ymDDW8qK33uDRCQx8
    https://goo.gl/photos/QEtE7t64Ebs53teC8

    Engine anchor rods:
    https://goo.gl/photos/s6EuVsHkpgUC3Dbd7


    WOW !!!!!!!!!!! Unbelievably impressive !!! I have showed some friends the car and they are blown away...….. Some of the custom items I noticed was rad with fan, brake booster, disc brakes, air conditioning, oil filter, rerouted brake fluid reservoir, duel exhaust, under seat lights, backup camera and led glow underneath the car etc etc……  again very Impressive!!!

    Thanks

    Gord


  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 644Member
    edited November 10
    list  is on 3rd photo above
    other things (to blow you away !!)>>
    https://vimeo.com/120428548/be85171744

    {turn sound up}  https://vimeo.com/244748687/b3703b1a61

     
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