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what fuel pickup fitting do I need??
#1380883 Thu Oct 15 2020 07:40 PM
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For my universal tank, I bought the fuel pickup that was required, and it came with no fitting. Where can I buy this fitting, and is it something I can just grab at Home Depot? All I need is a connector that I can connect the rubber fuel line to.

Below is the fuel pickup I had to buy to match the tank:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tnk-pta-g

I don't need a show quality connector. All I need is a part to get gas from my new tank into the fuel line, lol. I don't know how you custom rodders do it- this is making me batty!

Thanks!


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Re: what fuel pickup fitting do I need??
pan3lman #1380893 Thu Oct 15 2020 09:04 PM
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Most auto parts stores have a good supply of brass fittings.


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Re: what fuel pickup fitting do I need??
pan3lman #1380899 Thu Oct 15 2020 09:27 PM
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I agree with Martin...take the sender with you to your local parts store and they should have what you need...

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Re: what fuel pickup fitting do I need??
pan3lman #1380915 Thu Oct 15 2020 11:28 PM
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The specifications say "1/4" NPT" fittings. If you're planning on using a metal line from the tank to the front of the vehicle, you'll need an adapter fitting with a 1/4" male NPT thread and a 5/16" "female inverted flare" thread on the other end. That will allow you to install a pre-made 5/16" tubing gas line with the inverted flare fittings already installed. You'll probably need to plug one of the standpipe fittings and use the hose barb in the middle for a rubber vent line.
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Re: what fuel pickup fitting do I need??
pan3lman #1380921 Thu Oct 15 2020 11:49 PM
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Thanks very much, guys. I'll run an op tomorrow.


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Re: what fuel pickup fitting do I need??
pan3lman #1380940 Fri Oct 16 2020 02:21 AM
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Hy pan3lman, the Weatherhead part number for the straight 1/4 npt to 5/16 inverted flare is 202X5X4, hope that helps.

Re: what fuel pickup fitting do I need??
Hotrod Lincoln #1380978 Fri Oct 16 2020 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
If you're planning on using a metal line from the tank to the front of the vehicle, you'll need an adapter fitting with a 1/4" male NPT thread and a 5/16" "female inverted flare" thread on the other end. That will allow you to install a pre-made 5/16" tubing gas line with the inverted flare fittings already installed.
Jerry
I bought a roll of aluminum fuel line to run the length of the truck to the engine. I don't have a flaring tool, so for the short term, I will need to run rubber fuel line between the tank fitting and the aluminum fuel line, and secure it with hose clamps.


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Re: what fuel pickup fitting do I need??
3B #1380979 Fri Oct 16 2020 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 3B
Hy pan3lman, the Weatherhead part number for the straight 1/4 npt to 5/16 inverted flare is 202X5X4, hope that helps.
Thank you!!


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Re: what fuel pickup fitting do I need??
pan3lman #1380985 Fri Oct 16 2020 12:31 PM
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I wouldn't run the aluminum line, you could use it for a temporary fix but with the labor you might as well run it in the more sturdy Bundyflex or copper-nickel. You will be better off getting a flare tool capable of making double flares and that way the normal inverted flare fittings used in fuel systems will be easy to find and use.


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Re: what fuel pickup fitting do I need??
pan3lman #1380996 Fri Oct 16 2020 01:18 PM
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Yup, may be able to get a used flare tool kit on Ebay, just make sure it will ship right away. Aluminum would NOT be my first choice. You ever seen the electrostatic corrosion between aluminum and brass? The aluminum turns into a white powder after a time. Aluminum oxide is good to keep under arms dry but not good with high processed fuels. Can get away longer with diesel applications but not gas. Good luck. Doc.


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