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11/07/2018 12:10 PM  #1


Fuel Line Heat Shield Recommendation

With the addition of a full subfame kit my new exhaust pipes will be run much closer to the tunnel and much closer to the fuel lines.  I'm looking for some kind of Velcro or zip tied wrap/sleeving to fit the 5/16" fuel lines.  The options I see seem to be for the engine bay and around $25 for just a couple of feet.  I probably need around 20 feet for both lines going to the gas tank.  

thanks

 

11/07/2018 5:08 PM  #2


Re: Fuel Line Heat Shield Recommendation

Why not just run new fuel lines along the inside of the subframe and eliminate the problem completely?


Money you enjoy wasting is NOT wasted money... unless your wife finds out.
 

11/07/2018 5:49 PM  #3


Re: Fuel Line Heat Shield Recommendation

In the process of installing Sniper EFI, I elected to install sub-frame connectors and run the fuel lines along side (like MS suggested). I relocated them to the passenger side,which is a much easier route. I did have to route them through the tunnel support, but the installation ended up very clean.
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Last edited by rhutt (11/07/2018 5:54 PM)


'66 GT Fastback, 302, Edelbrock top end, 670 Street Avenger, MSD, JBA Headers & Exhaust, T-5Z, Currie 3.55 Trac-Loc
 

11/08/2018 6:50 AM  #4


Re: Fuel Line Heat Shield Recommendation

This rabbit hole has already gone crazy deep.  Just wanting to install subframe connectors...

-All new suspension (needed the car to sit right in before welding the structural support)
-Rear Disc brake conversion (Needed to route the e-brake cables before the subframe connectors)
-New tires and wheels (Rotors required bigger wheels)
-Custom exhaust for routing pipes w/ subframe connectors

In my defense, the rear brakes were shot, the rear shocks were blown, the leaf springs were worn, I was going to do a center console e-brake anyway, I wanted 17 inch wheels anyway, and the existing exhaust was crap.

So I have to draw the line somewhere or else this will never get done.  I ordered 20 ft of 3/8" heat shield sleeving and some metal zip ties.  Will work for now.

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11/08/2018 9:24 AM  #5


Re: Fuel Line Heat Shield Recommendation

It’s those last four words of your post that makes a car great, right?


Money you enjoy wasting is NOT wasted money... unless your wife finds out.
 

11/08/2018 4:08 PM  #6


Re: Fuel Line Heat Shield Recommendation

Everything's a rolling work in progress in my experience.  Reminds me of an editorial I read years ago in Car Craft I think it was, probably by David Frieburger called "Temporary Fixes That Become Permanent".  It hit home because a couple years before I'd used the lock part of a ziplock bag to tie the temp control arm full hot in my Mustang so I had heat one day because I could not get the control cable to work after I swapped to factory AC (turns out I was sold the wrong heater box by Classic Auto Air).  That fix was there for about 20 years until I figured out what was wrong and was able to correct it. 

 

11/09/2018 6:20 PM  #7


Re: Fuel Line Heat Shield Recommendation

TremendousWand wrote:

This rabbit hole has already gone crazy deep.  Just wanting to install subframe connectors...

-All new suspension (needed the car to sit right in before welding the structural support)
-Rear Disc brake conversion (Needed to route the e-brake cables before the subframe connectors)
-New tires and wheels (Rotors required bigger wheels)
-Custom exhaust for routing pipes w/ subframe connectors

In my defense, the rear brakes were shot, the rear shocks were blown, the leaf springs were worn, I was going to do a center console e-brake anyway, I wanted 17 inch wheels anyway, and the existing exhaust was crap.

So I have to draw the line somewhere or else this will never get done.  I ordered 20 ft of 3/8" heat shield sleeving and some metal zip ties.  Will work for now.

 I feel yer painT. I put discs on the rear of mine because I couldn’t stop the drums from locking up. Spent a princely sum on parts. Turns out the problem could have been fixed with a couple of spacers between the booster and the mc. That said, I covered my fuel line with header wrap and stainless tie wraps.


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