I will be installing a whole new fuel line assembly on my 1920 T to upgrade/make correct the make-shift arrangement on it now. Any tips from the pros? Thanks!
Don't use copper.
Try to avoid the use of flare fittings.
Don't use rubber hose.
Install a shut-off at the carburetor.
Stay away from the exhaust pipe.
Don't use an in-line filter.
Maybe someone can post a "schematic" of the correct routing?
Use EZ Turn fuel lubricant on all the fuel fittings and valves. After years of putting up with leaks, weeps, and drips, a thin film of this stuff on all of the connection points has solved the problem.
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Use steel brake line, not copper tubing. The standard route is over the exhaust pipe and inside the frame rail, but I prefer going under the exhaust like this.
This is no closer to the hot exhaust than 2¾" at its nearest point.
A shutoff valve is a good idea in case the carburetor develops a leak, but they're typically located at the carb, under the hood. Not an ideal location if there's an engine fire. I prefer to shut off the valve under the gas tank. You can use a piece of rod to make an extension so as to shut off the gas from the side of the car without having to crawl underneath.
Many thanks! Great info...