Fuel Line Question

OKMike

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Howdy All:

As part of my 77 FJ40 restoration I replaced the fuel tank. I am using the old hard lines but am replacing the rubber lines since the old ones were trashed.

The suction line had a small elbow shaped metal fitting where the rubber line came out of the tank that joined to a rubber line that went to the hard line on the frame rail (see pic).

Was looking at another pic of a 77 and it has the same little elbow piece (see second pic).

Question: is the small metal piece necessary? If so what does it do? I have it and can install it l just wondering what it does.

Thanks!!!!

--Mike

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pb4ugo

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It helps makes the bend thru the floor plus fits the grommet better than the rubber hose. A rubber line may kink.
 

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Strictly a guess: keeps that tight corner from linking closed or suctioning closed if it were a rubber line.
 

OKMike

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Thanks, Gents. Appreciate the quick response. makes perfect sense.

Cheers!

--Mike
 

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