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Fuel line fixes, and a $26 exhaust system (Very DIY)

Discussion in '1st Gen DIY' started by Dead Reckon, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Dead Reckon

    Dead Reckon Junior Member

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    So I noticed someone had crunched the fuel line feeding into the carburetor, I've seen this with one other vehicle I owned, a 1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88. Not sure how or why it happened on the Dodge, but I guess on the Olds they where trying to replace the fuel filter built into the Q-jet.

    Either way, it was leaking, and this is what I did to fix it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYHGY4pTjKE&feature=youtu.be

    Part number for the barbed fitting is in the description and the video. This truck leaks more than something built by British Leyland :D

    Also did a fuel line patch at the back of the truck a while back, here ya go:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdjvI6dneAU

    And lastly, my $26 exhaust system:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OA7w0w58nU

    This has been a fun daily beater, and it's only gonna get better. :D

    Update on everything else done to the truck coming soon, maybe tomorrow, I gotta figure out why my freshly mounted 4 year old BFGoodrich Trail T/A went flat, I think my spare wheel is too rusty. Anyone got a five slot Dodge chrome wheel like my truck has? I'd love to have a matching spare.
     
  2. XCR600

    XCR600 Junior Member

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    I just replaced the fuel pump in my 91 W150 as it wouldn't start , fixed the problem but also exposed a pretty good leak in the fuel line. I ended up ordering a complete set of fuel lines , pre-bent with fittings from Rock Auto . The Rock Auto ones came in sections , the OEM are not so now I'm looking forward to dropping the tank to get at them. It's a PIA but it has to be done , it's not just leaking , it's spraying fuel.
     
  3. William OConnor

    William OConnor Junior Member

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    I just finished this exact same repair. I ended up cutting the two straps off the tank (the nuts were rusted solid) in order to drop it. As soon as the tank came down, the metal tubes at the top of, and an integral part to, the fuel sending unit were so rusty they snapped off even with the top of the retaining plate. With absolutely nothing to attach my replacement fuel lines to, I had to order a new sending unit. After it arrived, I then proceeded to break the locking tabs on the retaining nut off trying to get it to unscrew... prompting me to wait another week for that part to arrive. All in all it was not a particularly fast, pleasant, or (as it turned out) simple job to do.
     

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