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Old 03-07-2009, 01:02 PM
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HELP Broke Fitting on Fuel Bowl

OK pulled the bowl off to replace leaky orings elsewhere. Put everything back together, and went to tighten the top driver's side fuel line (connected to the regulator). Well it completely wrung the male end off of the regulator cover. I can possibly fish the metal pieces out of the nut and not have to touch the line, but where can I get another cover for the regulator?
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Well got a new regulator cover from Ford for $50 but now I can't fish the metal pieces out of the retaining nut. I may be able to cut the nut off, or cut the flared end off, but the nut and wrung off part are compressing the rubber sleeve, so the nut can't even slide on the fuel line.

It'd be a lot easier if I could remove the steel fuel line and put it on the workbench, but I can't get it off. After undoing the quick connect on both the supply and return line under the engine, they're tied together with a clamp on the block. Took the clamp loose and the lines slide up and down, but the clamp won't come off the lines, and the lines are still bent too much to pull out. If I were to cut both lines, I can't get new ones, and would have to make them up myself, but how in the world do you make the end that fits the quick connect fitting

I'm lost on this one folks, hope someone else has been here before...
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I have the exact same problem now, how did you resolve the problem?

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Old 03-30-2009, 10:37 PM
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I have the exact same problem now, how did you resolve the problem?

thanks
Ike
Well, I cut the flared end off of the fuel line with a small tubing cutter I use for plumbing work (only cut off like a quarter inch). Then sprayed the line with PB Blaster and WD-40 until I could get the nut off. Next I took a set of needle-nosed pliers and stuck them in the nut, spread them apart, and unscrewed the old nipple from the nut (it came out fairly easy). Then I put the nut and rubber back on, flared the line, and put it all back together. It hasn't leaked since. My flare job didn't look good, since it's hard to work on the engine like that, but it seems to work.
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