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1950Panhead
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Fuel line packing

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Post by 1950Panhead » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:07 am

I scraped the remains of old fuel line packing out of two brass fittings today and installed graphite rope and compressed it some with my press.
Is graphite rope the standard today?
Has anyone switched to compression fittings?
Is there a source for one piece solid packing?



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Re: Fuel line packing

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Post by 51Hog » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:19 am

I used a slice of automotive rubber fuel line.
Also used the fuel line for the seal on the factory tank reserve/shut off.
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Re: Fuel line packing

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:36 am

51Hog wrote:I used a slice of automotive rubber fuel line.
Also used the fuel line for the seal on the factory tank reserve/shut off.
Dale
I have an old package (AMF era) of new OEM fuel line seals. They are no more than exactly that--- a slice of just the right size rubber (or neoprene?) fuel line.

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Re: Fuel line packing

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Post by 51Hog » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:43 am

hummmm.....
Bursted my bubble.. I thought I was being clever. Re-invented the wheel...etc... LOL
:roll: :lol:

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Re: Fuel line packing

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:34 am

Hehehe--- but you came up with the solution on your own! Commendable.... and the right fix. Kudos.....

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Re: Fuel line packing

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Post by ozwick86 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:53 am

James Gaskets sales the fuel line gaskets. Packs of 10

Part # JGI-62360-50

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Re: Fuel line packing

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Post by beets » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:25 pm

Two or three "O" rings will work in a pinch.

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