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turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: john_nyc ()
Date: October 07, 2018 11:41AM

I just removed this rubber T connect which I bought from Clarks 3 years ago when I changed my tank. Either this is 1965 vintage part or ethanol is the culprit. Has anyone used a plastic T like this one here, or should I go with clarks again?

- John
65 Corsa 180 convertible, a work in progress

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Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 07, 2018 11:47AM

Heat issue, I would think. I would try to configure something with metal "T" didn't Corvette filter have fittings for both the fuel lines and the return line.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: john_nyc ()
Date: October 07, 2018 12:00PM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Heat issue, I would think.

this is at the tank, no heat there.

- John
65 Corsa 180 convertible, a work in progress

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 07, 2018 12:06PM

Oh, sorry. I thought it was in engine area. I would go with the plastic but coat it with silicone rubber on the exposed plastic to keep stresses down on the plastic.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: October 07, 2018 12:54PM

I made a brass "t" so I did not have that issue:

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Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: caroseiii ()
Date: October 07, 2018 01:01PM

California Corvairs sells a metal one and Underground has a hard plastic one.

Crawford Rose

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: jimc ()
Date: October 07, 2018 01:16PM

On my previous Vair restoration of a 1964 Spyder coupe, I installed the Clarks turbo "T" fuel return fitting and was still on the car 13 years later when I sold the car. That was prior to heavy use of ethanol fuels.

I burn only No-E premium in my current Corsa and fuel injection rubber hose where needed.

Jimc
1965 Corsa
HACOA Member

CORSA 2017 Concours Senior Gold Award
AACA 2015 Award

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: October 07, 2018 02:50PM

caroseiii Wrote:
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> California Corvairs sells a metal one and
> Underground has a hard plastic one.
>
> Crawford Rose



+1000 on the California Corvairs brass connector. I had the same experience with the Clarks repro rubber one...mine cracked in less than 1 year from new!! Had the CC brass one on the car for 2 years now, no problems.

Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: October 07, 2018 03:42PM

Or you could put a 3/16" steel elbow in the filler pipe like a 68-69.

'29 Ford Model A Tudor
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: October 07, 2018 04:35PM

[www.ebay.com]

Look for a Fuel Tee at any number of places. I found this on flea bay.

It is advertised as "3/8" HOSE BARB TEE Brass Pipe 3 WAY T Fitting Thread Gas Fuel Water"

It has a Buy It Now price of $2.10 plus $3.25 shipping.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: WCcorsa ()
Date: October 08, 2018 01:40PM

The tee from ebay that the Catholic guy posted won't work since all three fittings are the same size.

The Corvair needs 1/2" for the vent hose and 3/16" for the return hose.

There's not alot of room to fit any tee where they go so constructing one from multiple pieces usually makes it too large to install correctly.

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: October 08, 2018 02:47PM

I don't know that the caraholic person is Catholic (I never asked her though).
But I agree, all the fittings are the same size and the car needs 2 different sizes on the "T".

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: October 08, 2018 03:05PM

Wagon Master Wrote:
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> Or you could put a 3/16" steel elbow in the filler
> pipe like a 68-69.


My 66 Corsa turbo has the 3/16” tee in the filler pipe. Since I never took one apart before, I thought the 66 had this provision standard. I ordered the “Tee” from Clarks but was at a loss where it went ?

Personally I would use steel or brass before relying on plastic for a fuel line.

64 Greenbrier
64 Spyder (needs restoration)
65 Corsa 140, restored
66 Corsa turbo, restoring now
66 Corsa 140 "RR" code coupe fully restored
67 Pontiac GTO restored
69 Corvette 427 convertible restored
2015 Porsche Panamera S
2015 Corvette Z06
1965 AC Cobra (Factory Five)

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: blackspyder ()
Date: October 08, 2018 03:50PM

I converted my EM to a 3/16 metal pipe coming off the filler neck like the later models eliminating the "t"

Roger Fedor
Whitehall, PA
1963 Spyder Coupe, currently undergoing re-restoration

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: October 08, 2018 04:05PM

I posted the brass Tee simply as an idea what to look for. With a little effort I would think a Tee with a smaller barb coming out the side could be found.eye rolling smiley

P.S.
Hey LOOKIE HERE. IS this Better? It is a 5/16" on two ends and 1/8" out the side.
[www.ebay.com]

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/08/2018 04:11PM by Caraholic4life.

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Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: October 08, 2018 04:55PM

Here is the link to the brass T at California Corvairs. THE PHOTO IS INCORRECT IN THE LINK BUT THE DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR THE PART.

Support our Corvair vendors: [californiacorvairparts.com]

Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: October 08, 2018 07:33PM

Ca Corvairs part can't be beat. Another +1000. I have one on both my turbo cars.

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Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 09, 2018 03:36PM

Anyone have a picture of the CC part?

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 09, 2018 04:18PM

Just need to go to CC site

[californiacorvairparts.com]



Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/2018 06:13PM by MattNall.

Re: turbo return fuel line connector
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 09, 2018 04:38PM

Uh no picture there.

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