Fuel pick up 3/8

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  1. Fredrik Scheffer

    Fredrik Scheffer New Member

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    Hi fellow C:s. Does anyone know if b-body 3/8 pick up would fit a c-body tank? Have a 69 new yorker. or any other solution to upgrade to 3/8.
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    Fredrik
     
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    No it will not fit a C body. That’s why they are different part numbers. It has to reach the bottom of the tank so they are specific.

    Why do you think you need it? Drag racing 11 second quarter Mile? High RPM driving?
     
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    Haha not really but since i want new stuff there is no harm in upgrading to 3/8. It was in my opinion a bit thin from start withv5/16. Risk of vapor lock etc. Done it on a b-body with good result not needing return unit or regulator.
     
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    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Most C-Bodies ran a 5/16" line. If I remember correctly, there was a 3/8" line and pick up offered on the '70 SFGT with the 6BBL option and as an option on some 440HP police cruisers.

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  5. Pete Kaczmarski

    Pete Kaczmarski Senior Member

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    Three weeks ago I purchased a new gas tank sending unit for my '70 Fury III ex squad. There was a choice of two and one was the 3/8" pick up. They (Vans Auto | Affordable Restoration Parts for Classic Cars) said there was no other difference. It came with a new gasket and retainer ring. It worked fine and I'm happy.
     
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    I found one on EBay.
     
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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    Going to upgrade the REST of the fuel lines to 3/8" also? All the way to the fuel pump.

    Just curious,
    CBODY67
     
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    In one respect, the normal 5/16" line would have a bit higher velocity of the flow through it than the same volume in a 3/8" line. Which could also mean the slower-flowing fuel in the 3/8" line would have more time to absorb heat on the way to the pump.

    How much time will be spent with the fuel at "max flow" capacity?

    Just considering some of the dynamics of the situation,
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    I run 5/16 for my turbo 383 and it's fine
     
  10. Fredrik Scheffer

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    Yes of course!
     
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  11. Fredrik Scheffer

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    Yeah i dont think its a big deal on a original c with 440. It will prob work pretty good with 5/16. But since im going to replace everything i mean why not.
     
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    It's not a good idea to route the fuel line next to the exhaust. An electric fuel pump also prevents this issue if mounted by the tank.