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Old 02-21-2003, 03:54 PM   #11
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ya ok the Brady...the over each other is ow the fuel tanks package thing said to do it...and ya the bottom one is supposed to have the filter which it does!
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Old 02-21-2003, 11:29 PM   #12
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From looking at the "pics", I only see 2 lines(not counting the line from the rem. needle to the carb). How are you going to fill the tank?
If you fill from the pressure line(muffler),you'll force fuel into the carb. and flood the engine!
If you remove the line from the inlet end of the rem. needle and fill from there, it's a "pain in the butt" to put back on!
If you pull the line off the carb. and try and fill the tank, you have to force the fuel through the needle valve and that would take you all day
If I were you, I'd add a 3rd (fill line) from the tank. Most, if not all tanks have that option.
Make the brass tubing flush with the inside of rubber stopper.(this way you can stand the plane on its nose and drain the tank if you have to)
Make the tubing just long enough to comfortably access for fueling.
When fueled,plug the end of fill line with a suitable stopper and tuck the
line between the motor and firewall or let it hang out..
Hope this helps........

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Old 02-22-2003, 03:41 PM   #13
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Some More Thoughts!

I agree with some of Cecils' suggestions like adding the 3rd line but I would make it go to the bottom of the tank!

Cecil if you cut the third tube flush with the rubber stopper won't you have a lot of fuel leakage during the time you disconnect the filling line from your fuel pump until you get the stopper in? At least if the brass tube goes to the bottom of the tank then you will not have this problem.

Chris see the attachment to the post although it does not show the 3rd line it does give you an idea about packing the foam around the tank and you definitely want' some up front.

The other thing nobody else seemed to catch was that awfully big hole in the firewall just begging for all kinds of exhaust residue to enter you nice new plane.

The original intent of that hole was that it be filled by the stopper portion of the fuel tank. Did the tank you have now come with the a/c or did you buy it afterwards? You are gonna wnt to plug thea hole up some how. It looks like your fuel line is rubbing on the plywood of the firewal... a definite no no. It may seam harmless now but wait till that engine of yours starts sending vibration throught the airframe... that poor little silicone tube does not stand a chance. I would take some silicone and use it to plug the hole. Make sure that your fuel line is not touching any of the firewall at all.

I think that should help. Course you could just ignore me and see what happens.
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