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...