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Old 06-01-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Default clear red fuel lines, safe?

I want to use the clear red fuel lines again for my twin carb setup, just wondering if they are as safe and durable as the tradition black rubber type. I got it from the old Hot Rod and Custom supply years ago when they were around and it faded really fast so I stopped using it. Who sells it now?
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: clear red fuel lines, safe?

I don't think safety is a concern, but durability certainly is. Unless getting stuck in the backwoods with a clogged carb is a safety concern. Just buy lots of extra and change it at the first sign of deterioration.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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Its still cheap garbage,just like it usta be.OMO ken ct/
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:17 AM   #4
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Default Re: clear red fuel lines, safe?

I had bad luck with the clear stuff (discoloration, becomes weak), but mooneyes sells red fuel line that I've had much better luck with, on my third year and it looks/feels the same). I keep a close eye on it, definitely don't trust it as much as the black rubber stuff.

http://www.mooneyesusa.com/shop/prod...oducts_id=1602
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: clear red fuel lines, safe?

Tom, it looks pretty, BUT it's bad news, just like it was back in the 60's. A search supports this:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...+red+fuel+line
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:15 PM   #6
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Be sure to buy a good fire extinguisher while you're at it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:33 PM   #7
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Default Re: clear red fuel lines, safe?

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I want to use the clear red fuel lines again for my twin carb setup, just wondering if they are as safe and durable as the tradition black rubber type. I got it from the old Hot Rod and Custom supply years ago when they were around and it faded really fast so I stopped using it. Who sells it now?
Hey Tom,
Well, depends on how much value you place on your car (read: insurance), AND on your own safety.
Read the thread toddle shows below....then do as you please,eh
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:43 PM   #8
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Thanks to all for the input, last thing I want is to see my car go up in flames just because some detail looked cool!
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:10 AM   #9
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The color red looks nice, but after they dry up, crack, you'll see the red again but it'll be with the end of fire extinguisher. BAD THOUGHT!
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:09 PM   #10
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Speedway still sells it. I thought about it too but I remember it turning really hard, turning pink and sometimes cracking.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:16 AM   #11
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I put the red fuel line over a metal fuel line. It works! Gives the look and the safety.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:10 PM   #12
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Now that's how you do it, cool idea!
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