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    Question I need your thoughts on fuel line repair...

    I have a stock 92 R/T TT that the hard-line male end is rusted to the line. It will not swivel at all (the connection of the rubber line to the hard-line). I have tried PB blaster and the line is flatening out! So, my question is: can I just cut the male end off, and use fuel line double clamped over the hard-line? I know it's high pressure so that it why I ask.

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    You're talking about at the tank? there is no swivel there. You have to take it loose at the other end of the rubber line, then twist the rubber line off.


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    Just a couple weeks ago someone said they did this with the clamped on hose but they had not run the car yet...therefore they hadn't tested it out for safety. If you already broke the line then there isn't much choice but to either rig it like you said or sleep a little better by swapping it all to an fittings. BUUUUUT if you haven't kinked the line and you're talking about the hardline closest to the fuel pump then like mccoy stated, it does not swivel - that part of the line is fixed onto the fitting and only one side can turn. Best bet is to slip under the car and disconnect the line there at the tank towards the front of the car. There are three lines and you want to disconnect the one closest to the outside of the car.

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    Yeah I know it doesn't swivel at the tank. The lines were in bad shape due to the heavy salt we use in Chicago! Anyways, where it's suppose to swivel it does not. I had a new rubber line made and I may have to cut it, attach a mender, and use fuel line double clamped after I cut the old male end off. Or, I may go to NAPA and see if they have a fuel line repair/junction and I may try to save the rubber line. I'll just cut the hard-line half way down the passenger door area and replave that portion with new.

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    You can replace the entire underside hard-line with braided fuel line. My underside hard-line was damaged and I was never able to get it fixed so I just replaced the entire hard-line. Get a hold of Austin at STM as he hooked me up with the line and fittings for a good price.

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    dan, if the line is starting to flatten out, i think you might be in trouble because there are probably some cracks at the flare already. I'd just cut it as cleanly as possible at the tank hardline, the underbody hardline, reflare the cut ends, and make a custom hose.
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    Classic Tube - PreBent and Custom Stainless and OE Brake Lines and more...

    I was replacing my brake lines on the Camaro about a month ago and found the above site. Got a complete stainless steel brake line kit to replace all the stock brake lines for $230. They also do custome lines too for anything. Might be an option if you don't want to try any of the other methods above.

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    Hey Pete! Yeah the line on this guys Stealth is really rusted!!! As soon as I sold him the green R/T it keeps coming back. She must love me! Anyways, I got a fuel line repair kit from NAPA and I will try it in the morning. I am also having my nephew take out the complete fuel line on my 96SL that I have been parting out...maybe I will get lucky with some useable fittings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patryn View Post
    Classic Tube - PreBent and Custom Stainless and OE Brake Lines and more...

    I was replacing my brake lines on the Camaro about a month ago and found the above site. Got a complete stainless steel brake line kit to replace all the stock brake lines for $230. They also do custome lines too for anything. Might be an option if you don't want to try any of the other methods above.
    Hey thanks for the web-site! I may use them for future needs. I have to get this car out by tomorrow. I have a 2011 Challenger coming in for a new exhaust, CAI and some misc stuff to be done.

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    hey how is everything? getting much car/paint work lately? i'm guessing your front lawn is a swimming pool right now, haha!

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