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    Default The short fuel hose from the gas tank to the fuel pump on my 76

    I need to replace that section of fuel hose on my 76. The problem is that regular fuel line kinks when I make the bend to connect it.

    Does anyone know where I can get "formed" fuel hose for that section of the fuel system?

    I did do a forum search first before posting, but none of the threads mentioned where I could get a replcement fuel line for that section.

    Or is there a way to make it fit without kinking it?

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    If you have extra hose, you can put a loop in it. I think that I have loops on both sides of my fuel pump. It makes for a nice stress-free connection at the pump also.

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    Use one of Goodyear's E-Z Coils. It works.

    You can also bend a piece of copper tubing and insert it into the hose
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    One way to form hose is to fill it with fine sand, make a form (I used nails on a board) put the hose filled with sand in the form and then use a heat gun to warm the hose. Do this a few times being careful not to burn (melt) the hose. Let it all cool, clean out the sand, and the hose will have a bend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastWoman View Post
    Use one of Goodyear's E-Z Coils. It works.

    You can also bend a piece of copper tubing and insert it into the hose
    Thanks for tipping me off to the E-Z coils.
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    Thanks guys. If it looks like I have enough space to safely loop it, I guess I try that approach first. Otherwise, I'll try the other suggestions. I never heard of EZ coils either.

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    My local AZ got a couple of 5/8" EZ Coils in as samples. As they were cutting some 5/16" EFI hose for me, I saw the little boxes sitting on a shelf. Realizing how this would help me with my fuel hose bending issues (replacing all my vent/fuel lines), I pulled one out of its box and exclaimed, "Brilliant! How much are these?" They told me they didn't sell them, but that I could take them both if I wanted.

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