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  1. Chadbourn Bolles

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    Have a 68 Espada NEED HELP.
    Gas line from rear to front of car. How the HECK do you feed it through the body from the rear.

    At one time someone fed an aluminum line from the rear through the body, problem is you can usually ONLY bend aluminum one way, maybe 2 times, BUT not 3 since it had a crack showing up in it. Has to be replaced.

    Took me about 3 hours to remove the old piece, since it is not a straight shot, but around a few curves.

    Now trying to replace it with a flex line, but so far not much luck. I can get a lot of the new line in, but cannot get it to feed all the way through.

    Any suggestions, naturally will be . APPRECIATED FOR SURE.

    Chadbourn Bolles
     
  2. Daren

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    Chad Can you reinstall the Aluminium pipe in the rear body section then attach it to the new hose by tape or hose clamp and then remove the aluminium pipe pulling the the hose through with it. Like a draw through wire the electricians use. Possible some fencing wire instead of the aluminium pipe might be better
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  3. staatsof

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    Replace it with the copper nickle Cunifer alloy brake tubing. Front driver's seat & rear seat bottom cushions have to come out Chad. Carpet gets pulled back and any gasoline soaked carpet and padding has to go. The line runs along the left sill inside the cat then up along the left side of the driver's footwell and staright up through horizontal bulkhead. Exit's the rear interior about midway behind the bottom bottom seat cushion again through the bulk head. I utilized double male bulkhead fittings in both spots in the interior for the tubing to terminate onto. Then inside the engine compartment and in the rear axle area I made the transition to regular fuel hose.

    Or ... just run it under the bottom of the car like they did in the Jarama. Not sure hwy they did this?
     
  4. Chadbourn Bolles

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    I can get to everything just fine. The original line was a flex bradded SS line that. I feel sure was snaked through the holes. So the problem is, the exit hole in the interior of the car is higher than the exit hole under the car. So the line has to go in and make 90 degree turn down, then, I think another like turn before showing up at the other end.. I am going to try and snake a small line through the holes then attach that to the new line and snake it back through everything..
    I will not give up, I may go crazy, but will not give up.
    Thanks everybody
     
  5. Chadbourn Bolles

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  6. paulvv

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    Hello Chad,

    Just saw this thread about the Espada fuel line. Not sure if you were able to resolve the issues?

    I recently replaced the fuel line for a Series 3 Espada (1979) for a friend. The car's flex fuel line, was bypassed with a rubber line sometime before his ownership. This "repair" was at best "quicky Mickey." Regular un-braided rubber line was routed UNDER the car. The rubber hose was held up with p clamps. This unsafe rubber hose was removed.... Very vulnerable to road debris, and damage. The undercarriage is not designed for an easy route for a fuel line under the car. From the engine compartment there is a hole where the flex line enter the cars interior. This would be behind the dash, by the windshield wiper motor. It arches downward along the inner sill, under the carpet. It goes through a few holes near the rear seat, but exits for about 18 inches back within the interior. Near of the center of floor area is a hole, that exits to the fuel pump area....

    The original braided flex line was removed from the interior of the car. A new hose was fabricated to match the original. The original fittings were re-used. Some brazing was required to mate the old fittings to the crimps used for the new flex line. I used "Hose Man" to re-fabricate the existing hose to the same length.

    The hose was then re-installed. I did have to open up the rear exit hole with a grinder near the rear seat area, to allow the fitting to exit to the fuel pump around the differential. I am trying to find more pictures of the areas....

    I don't recall any difficulties in the installation? Perhaps Series 3 were different than your earlier?

    Let me know if you need additional information... I may be able to add some pointers...

    Thanks

    Paul

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  7. Chadbourn Bolles

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    Paul, thanks, I found where the original line went and how is was routed. I routed the new line along the original rout. it runs just like yours, inside the car and under the rear seat and through a hole in the body. and up front just like you said.. All done now.
    Thanks for this information, as I must admit for a while there I was scratching my head, wondering how the heck the line ran, for sure not under the car.
    Kind Regards
     

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