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Plum and line fuel lines

Here I will illustrate on how to plum and line fuel supply lines. This diagram can be used with any of the Revell-Monogram Funny Car and Dragster kits out on the market. It also may apply to any other car kits you build that have a blower system added on.

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Here is the basic running of the fuel supply lines.

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These two photos show what parts from the drawing are used from the kit. The Revell-Monogram Funny Car / Dragster kits share the same engine.

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Making fuel lines cheap and easy. There are two types of lines that are used, braided and solid. Again you can buy aftermarket braided lines. One of the easiest ways to make them is to roll a fine sharp file over the soldering wire. To get the chris cross pattern you’ll have to roll in both directions.

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The Earl’s fitting, those are the Blue and Red fittings attached at the end of supply lines and can be made from plastic hex rod, or can be bought aftermarket from many of the on-line car modeling sites. You can find them in metal or resin. With the metal the hole is already drilled through it, where the resin you’ll have to drill the hole yourself. I used them both, but after awhile they become expensive. So I started using plastic hex rod. For two dollars you’ll have a life time supply. Just cut your size, drill your hole and fill in with soldering wire.

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For the Main and Return supply lines, use .22 gauge solder, and for the smaller supply lines use 28 gauge wire. Most of the products can be bought at any local hobby shop or crafts store.
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About the Author

About Joe Szczygielski (mother)
FROM: NEW YORK, UNITED STATES


Comments

Thank you Joe, thank you Scott. This is the kind of stuff I love. Great article/how-to. Cuhail
NOV 03, 2006 - 08:19 AM
Nice article..hats off to Mother! I've got an altered wheel base dodge and an old front engine rail with 392 hemi power to do some day...got an old savoy with the 413/31" cross runner manifold set up buried around here too...somewhere. ...I was a gearhead before I ever started building models! :-)
NOV 03, 2006 - 08:38 AM
Nice simple "How To" Joe, nice job.
NOV 03, 2006 - 04:05 PM
Great idea guys on this how to this will make a nice addition to a blower, we need more of this stuff. Next we need a how to for the oil lines on maybee a Nascar engine.
NOV 03, 2006 - 08:12 PM
Thanks All Rob I have other articles coming out soon. There will be a oil, oil sump/dry pumps, brake lines, and electrical system. I will also a one that will be full of added details covering valve stems and others. So stay tuned Joe
NOV 04, 2006 - 04:24 AM
Excellent stuff. Very useful. Not sure what hex rod is though?
NOV 04, 2006 - 08:43 PM
Hey Jesper , Hex Rod, well it's made of plastic and can be found at your local hobby shop under the brand name of Plastruct. I has a shape of a hexagon, and can be use for nuts and bolts, and certain car parts. Plastruct Hex Rod Joe
NOV 05, 2006 - 01:40 AM
Hey Joe, Will you add a little bit about routing because I can probably pick up the techniques easily, but, I never know where they're supposed to go. I DO know that after a squirrel decides the top of your van's engine is a great place to hang out and vacuum hoses are fun to chew on, I thanked God for my buddy Al with his "what-went-where" knowledge of Chevy 350ci vacuum hose routes! squirrels! Thanks, you rock Joe! Cuhail
NOV 05, 2006 - 04:28 AM
Now I know what hex rod is Thanks Joe.
NOV 05, 2006 - 12:30 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.