is the gas line too close to the exhaust pipe? The line is touching the engine support. Then runs under the exhaust pipe. The gas line is about 1 inch from the pipe, a skosh more than the width of my thumb.
Thank you in advance. Bob
hi Robert, I replaced a exhaust pipe on my t one day and I didn't notice that my gas line was touching the tail pipe when I got done. jumped in my car drove off for about a mile when my car started spiting and sputtering. I'd wait a couple minutes and start it up again but the trouble would re-appear in ten feet. when I finally moved the gas line five inches from the tail pipe my troubles were gone. evidently my gas was boiling in the line and unable to get to the carb. therefore, if this isn't happening now it would seem you don't have a problem. but keep in mind that conditions change and it might happen that your gas line might get to hot some day and this problem will occur. good luck.
You wrote: "The line is touching the engine support."
Not good - it will eventually wear a hole.in the line.
Eventually could be a L O N G time, but it will happen. Suggest moving the line, or wrapping it with sacrificial material.
Good response form both you guys. Thanks!
On our families 1925 TT the original gas line almost wore through from rubbing against the frame a number of years ago. What I do now on my T's is take a piece of rubber hose and split it then slip it over the gas line where it might rub against the frame. It isn't noticeable unless you really try and look for it.
On the cars & trucks with the fuel tank under the seat; There is a support clamp for the fuel line which goes on one of the bolts for the emergency brake shaft on the passengers side.
When the fuel line is routed thru this clamp from the sediment bulb to the carb, there is a fairly good amount of distance between the fuel line and exhaust pipe. At least a couple inches if I remember correctly, and the fuel line is below the exhaust pipe.
The fuel line is supported in three places.
1- By its connection to the sediment bulb.
2- By the support clamp at the hand brake shaft on the bottom frame rail.
3- By its connection to the carburetor.
I generally put three or four turns of old-fashioned black fabric friction tape around the fuel line where it clamps into the support clamp and make sure that the support clamp is indeed firm on the fuel line, not loose. I believe the original fuel lines went thru the clamp bare with no protection... At least that is what I have seen on a couple cars that seemed to be mostly original.