Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Windham, ME
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Lemme give a little personal experience why copper fuel lines are a bad idea. One time at work, someone used copper tubing to replace a section of steel fuel line on a burner on one of our aircraft deicing trucks (it uses 3 Carlin or Wayne burners similar to a home heating furnace, except these put out 1.4 million BTU each.) Anyway, the copper line quickly cracked from vibration (within a month or so, IIRC), and the burner fuel pump caused fuel to spray all though the burner compartment at the rear of the truck. The other burners and all the wiring were covered with fuel, and finally some of the fuel got sucked into another burner with the intake air. A huge fireball blew out from the back of the truck, and by the time the fire suppression system had activated and the crew got the system shut down all 3 burners were on fire. I ended up having to replace the 3 burners and all their associated wiring & hoses/ tubing, which IIRC ended up running around $20K.
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1991 F350 Lariat XLT, 7.3l, 5-speed, crew cab, SRW, 3.55, 2WD.
1990 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, in the process of a major overhaul/upgrade. OM617 on the horizon! Front & rear Dana 44s from a Wagoneer till I get some 1-ton axles built & narrowed, and eventually a front shackle reversal. Diesel YJ, bay-BEE, and not a cookie-cutter 4BT conversion!