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12/22/10 11:36am - Original Message: 'Stainless vs Steel'
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I have to change the fuel line from the fuel pump to the carb.Beside corrosion reasons is a stainsteel line a good idea,I heard the they tend to leak.
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12/22/10 12:16pm - Reply: 'Stainless vs Steel'
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12/22/10 12:32pm - Reply: 'Stainless vs Steel'
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There's no reason why Stainless steel would leak any more than steel.
Go with the stainless, will last forever.
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12/22/10 2:02pm - Reply: 'Stainless vs Steel'
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The stainless fuel lines(or any stainless lines) are harder then carbon steel, so, yes, they can sometimes be a little persnickety to get seated. When you tighten down a "normal" steel line, it deforms somewhat, and it basically conforms to the shape of the fitting it is seating into. A stainless line, being a harder material, might need to be torqued a little tighter to get it seated....that's all.
I have a stainless line on my '74 from the pump to the carb, and I haven't had any issues with it. I didn't order a stainless line, nor did I want one....but that's what I got...


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12/22/10 6:20pm - Reply: 'Stainless vs Steel'
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Usually any part I can get I'd rather have stainless just for the corrosion issue.
 
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12/23/10 1:09pm - Reply: 'Stainless vs Steel'
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I would go with stainless for it's corrosion resistance.
 


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12/23/10 1:27pm - Reply: 'Stainless vs Steel'
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I just ordered a stainless line,thanks for addressing my concerns.As always you guys came though again thanks.
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12/23/10 1:49pm - Reply: 'Stainless vs Steel'
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Stainless was my vote Rick! Good man!! Thumbs Up

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