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Old March 17th, 2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of any reason why I wouldn't be able to run fuel through copper lines? Would it corrode? I don't think it will...but I just want to make sure before I do it.

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Old March 17th, 2006, 04:22 PM   #2
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Lots of old willies rigs have copper fuel lines. Lots of all the old vehicles had copper for that matter. I think they switched simply because of the cost of copper went up. I know the 62 CJ5 that I have in the shop right now is all copper.
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Thanks, thats what i wanted to hear :)
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I think alot had copper coated lines(steel under it) it used to be common because the cost of galvinizing was so much.

I have used Copper for lots of stuff the 3/16" is rated at 450lbs of pressure. the 1/4" is rated at 350lbs. I have ran the 1/4" up to 2000 psi and it didn't burst.
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Propane, Nat Gas all use copper...
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now with copper i will have to use flare fittings. Does anyone know how your standard say 3/8" fitting or tube converts to AN sizes?
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I just learned about this in class today. dont use it with electric pumps or alcohol. Electric pumps work harden the copper through the pulses and alchol corodes it. did here anything bad about it on carbs though. I ran it on my delta 88(injected) for a few months before it broke in half(car not lines) with no problems
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ya need to get the copper line a little close to the coil for some awesome fireworks
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now with copper i will have to use flare fittings. Does anyone know how your standard say 3/8" fitting or tube converts to AN sizes?
When you ask about AN sizes I think aluminum. Don't put aluminum fittings on copper tube.
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