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Fuel line?

Postby Snuffdipper » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:34 pm

I ordered a new carb for my 79 Ih cub. Will 1/4 rubber fuel line work on it? Want to make sure it’s big enough to supply enough fuel to the new carb. Thanks
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Re: Fuel line?

Postby Rick Spivey » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:29 pm

The size is probably fine, but I'm fairly sure the original steel lines were 5/16". Many of us prefer and recommend going back with steel. It's not that hard to bend one to the correct geometry, but a tubing bender (or a pulley) is necessary to keep from crimping the tube. Copper will get brittle and crack due to vibrations, and rubbercan either rot, or will go up quick should you have a fire of any type. A small controllable ember fire could become deadly at that point.
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Re: Fuel line?

Postby Snuffdipper » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:46 pm

Ok so the steel line doesn’t need inline filter? Just go from sediment bowl straight to carb with steel line?
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Re: Fuel line?

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:53 pm

There is a screen in the sediment bowl. The IH and Zenith carbs both have screens in the gas inlet. If the gas tank is clean, nothing more is needed. Which carb did you order?
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Re: Fuel line?

Postby Snuffdipper » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:10 pm

Got one off eBay for $120 it’s a zenith aftermarket tried posting pic of it but says file is to large
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Re: Fuel line?

Postby Clemsonfor » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:17 pm

Snuffdipper wrote:Got one off eBay for $120 it’s a zenith aftermarket tried posting pic of it but says file is to large

Yea it can only be like 640kb, which is real small now a days. Have to get an app to reduce pic quality.

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Re: Fuel line?

Postby Snuffdipper » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:15 pm

I ordered steel fuel line from Steiner parts. I’ll try and get it all hooked up the correct way. Hate half assing anything know what I mean
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Re: Fuel line?

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:23 am

Be careful installing that Steiner fuel line...the fittings and ferrals have never cooperated for me. I usually buy extra fittings

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Re: Fuel line?

Postby inairam » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:35 am

I do find the fuel line parts from TM fit better and I tend to have fewer problems with them.
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Re: Fuel line?

Postby ajhbike » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:43 am

Just open the picture in Paint in windows and resize, then save the file

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Re: Fuel line?

Postby tmays » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:24 am

Snuffdipper wrote:Got one off eBay for $120 it’s a zenith aftermarket tried posting pic of it but says file is to large

Can do what has been suggested here for the pics. Or you can email the pic to yourself and choose small when prompted in size. If you have an iphone, they’ve made it easy for you. You can choose pic size when you select photo from your library
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Re: Fuel line?

Postby Snuffdipper » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:47 am

This is what I ordered
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Re: Fuel line?

Postby Snuffdipper » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:54 am

Part number is 1703-0002 google it you’ll find it
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Re: Fuel line?

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:34 am

I have that replacement zenith on my 75 longstripe. No issues with performance but check all the screws that hold the two halves of the carburetor together...mine were very loose out of the box

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Re: Fuel line?

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:32 pm

Line size, 5/16 steel brake line from any auto parts store. The fittings are 1/2 x 20 thread, same as the carb and fuel shutoff.


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