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Old 01-22-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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I have been working on some winter projects. One of them includes modified fuel rails and they have been out of stock at all the suppliers and I didn't have an extra $110+ bucks plus a core and shipping. So I decided to mod my own. I extensively chopped them up a bit and then got out the ole brazing kit and welded new fittings on. I sure hope they work. Still waiting on a couple of fittings to finish connecting to the FPR and to connect the AN lines directly to the factory tubing at the firewall. What do you think?

Started with these I got off a friend. Also got an extra set off a Bonnie member here just in case my first prototype didn't go so well. Pretty ugly huh?


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Looks clean!
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That'* not wilwren'* wrinkle paint again, is it? :P

They look great!
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impressive!

not to sure about the hose clamps though
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That'* not wilwren'* wrinkle paint again, is it? :P

They look great!
No, becuase I couldn't find it anywhere!! I used high temp paint good up to 1200*F and some undercoating which I have had very good success with in the past and the fuel rail shouldn't get that warm to worry about it. I wouldn't use it on much else with more heat though. This is the same paint I used to paint my headers with that still look like they were painted yesterday even after almost a year.

What'* wrong with my hose clamps Haro?? I am debating about them. But it was going to cost about $30 more just to add AN fittings to that hose.
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Hose clamps can loosen over time.
$30 is cheap insurance over burning fuel on the engine.

Looks good though. Might suggest a fitting for a gauge to check your pressures. You can tee off the schraeder valve connection.
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Show a picture of the paint can you used or tell us what it is. Looks nice.
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Yeah, the hose clamps have to go. Even all the way tight, hose clamps can leak. Upgrade to AN fittings, just for safety.
Other than that, they look excellent.
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Edit: I changed out the clamps for fuel injection clamps. Much better now. These things are approved for high pressure fuel lines at the track so there shouldn't be any worries. I fully trust they will hold fine. They are the same clamps that Thrasher used to modify the original rails.



Here is the paint that I use for all my high temp needs. Looks as great on the headers as the day I painted them. No flaking or anything. Just have to prep really really well first.
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That really does look nice and clean. Good idea on the high temp spray paint! What do you do when prepping the surfaces or the fuel rails and headers?
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