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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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Question Larger fuel lines

Has anyone here run larger fuel line from a stock ford tank? Any help would be appreciated. 79 ford truck stock tank, 650-700 hp. Do I need to go biggger?

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I had a '72 that had the in-cab tank that I ran a 1/2" fuel system in. Pull the sending unit/pick up tube, remove the 3/8" pickup, install a 1/2" aluminum pick up tube with a -8 fitting JB Welded to it and you're in business.
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Thanks, Anyone else done this? Nessesary for my application?

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I havent done that yet but i was thinking the same thing the stock fuel sending unit in mine has a 5/16 outlet but i ran 3/8 line from it, Know it didnt fix the problem but made me feel a littel bit better. Seems like thats like suckin fuel through a straw.
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Yes, I have I used a 1/2 inch compression bulkhead fitting in place of the factory 5/16 tube in the factory pickup. I shoved 1/2 aluminum fuel line down through the bulkhead fitting and ran it to the front of the truck. Worked great until I went to a fuel cell.
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I've been using the same set up that I described in my jet boat for 11 years now and it works flawlessly.
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i'm kinda curious as to my setup in '77 f150 around 475hp, i have all the stock lines and pickup running a holley 110gph mechanical pump
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i'm kinda curious as to my setup in '77 f150 around 475hp, i have all the stock lines and pickup running a holley 110gph mechanical pump
Put a fuel pressure gauge on it and watch it at max power.... If it drops much.... so is your HP
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