Fuel and Brake Lines

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#1 Fuel and Brake Lines

Post by pinza » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:36 am

Hello all,
I have given up looking to find the correct location of the brake and fuel lines underneath the car, and how they are connected to the chassis. C10268 or just C10406# ?
I cannot trust what we pulled apart is correct and would greatly appreciate help/direction/photos to run these lines correctly in my RHD 3.8 FHC. I’ve attached a picture to where we are up to.
Thanks,
Glenn
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1964 3.8 FHC 861648 - Originally Opalescent Dark Green

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#2 Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

Post by cactusman » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:43 pm

Mind run along the offside along your line marked D but I can't be sure mine are right!
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#3 Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

Post by christopher storey » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:30 pm

Mine are very much the same - on driver's side adjacent to line D

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#4 Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

Post by neal herridge » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:23 pm

I have always run the fuel line on the drivers side for a RHD car, this is the same side as the fuel filter.
It is fixed with P clips on the outside of the channel ( nearest the sill ) there are holes a long it for that reason.
The brake line goes on the other side also outside the channel & uses special spring clips which you can get from SNG Barratt. The channel also has holes in it.
Hope this helps Neal.

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#5 Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

Post by cactusman » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:44 pm

Think 4.2 brake line go along the near side but 3.8 cars with Kelsey Hayes system the brake and fuel lines are on the same side....I think.....
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#6 Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

Post by rswaffie » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:03 pm

Yes, when I converted my 3.8 from lhd to rhd, the brake & fuel lines originally ran down both the chassis rails, but as the Kelsey Hayes & reservoirs were moving sides, the brake line shifted to the same side as the fuel line - both now on the rhd chassis rail.
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#7 Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

Post by neal herridge » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:41 pm

Should have read the first post properly as it did say 3.8 car.
What I said is correct for a 4.2 .
Sorry for the confusion .
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#8 Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

Post by pinza » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:29 am

Thanks to everyone for their help. I will endeavour to run both down the RHS.
Glenn
1964 3.8 FHC 861648 - Originally Opalescent Dark Green

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