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Old 05-03-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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I'm replacing the fuel lines on my '73 Panther along with the impulse line from the crankcase to my Tillotson carb. I'd like to know what is the recommended type/brand for this lines and the proper diameter. Don't know if they're original, but the lines I currently have on there are 3/16" diameter for the fuel supply, 1/4" for the breather or fuel return line and just under 1/4" for the short impulse line. They all appear to made from the same see through material which is now brownish. I measured the OD on various connection points such as fuel filter, fuel tank, impulse line connection at crank, impulse line connection at carb and breather connection at the carb. They are all at 1/4" except for the impulse line connection at the carb which is .22" at it's smallest point. In searching online parts diagrams, the only listing I saw with a diameter, was the fuel line which was listed as 3/16". I'm thinking if I just get a roll of 3/16" that'd be good. Any thoughts why this might not work?

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Old 05-03-2010, 05:09 PM   #2
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Sorry I don't know the recommended sizes specific to your sled... But next time I buy fuel line I'll be buying a small spool of the stuff for each size I need from the link below. Tygon tubing might be the best choice of the bunch.

I have their master CATalog, and it has lots of information about fuel compatibility, lifespan, etc., for different material types. The fuel line choices at the link below is not all that they carry. If you can call them, they may send you a CATalog.


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Typically use can use the 3/16" diameter for everything. You will need to purchase either the Tygon (Amber in Color) or the Blue stuff from Dennis Kirk.

Resist the temptation to go to Home Depot and purchasing the vinyl tubing they have. The vinyl will get hard and crack in about a week and will result in leaks and more than likley a fire.

The best stuff is the Tygon. This is what all the MFG's use these days and it pretty much lasts forever.
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Black braided 3/16" line. It's what was put on from the factory and still works the best. 1/4" is too loose when it gets hot and causes leaks around the carb fitting. And who wants a goofy looking hose clamp up there?
Others have their own preference however
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I've bought fuel line from this guy on multiple occasions and I'm happy with the product. http://fastflowfuellines.com/Home_Page.php

For impulse lines I like to use rubber braided, fuel injector hose purchased at a local automotive store.
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the blue stuff from dennis kirk is good stuff i think it is parts unlimited use it all the time
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