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Fuel fittings

Postby ajhbike » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:46 am

Need some help here please ....I suppose this question can be for any 5/16" fuel lines regardless of the make....but I get so bloody confused because I don't know the nomenclature. I am re-doing the fuel lines for my JD 3020 (and then I will redo all the farmalls) and...how does one identify the fittings? I hear 1/4"male, NPT, flair fitting, 5/16 female, etc...
Note the fittings for the fuel pump how would I "order up" the right angle fitting and the fittings that attach to them from below and above?
Also, the Zenith carb has a fuel inlet that has a small cylindrical screen and I am told it is a 1/8 NPT male with a filter screen and a 5/16OD flair...true? I don't see anything on it that is 1/8.
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Re: Fuel fittings

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:34 am

The 1/8 NPT is a tapered pipe thread size. The 1/8 refers to the ID of the pipe, not the dimension of the fitting. Same for all NPT. Best thing to do is take the old fitting to the auto parts store.
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Re: Fuel fittings

Postby Eugene » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:51 am

Don McCombs wrote:Best thing to do is take the old fitting to the auto parts store.
Mine would be a similar suggestion.

My local well stocked hardware store has knowledge people on hand. The staff is more than willing to help.

If you take in the part you are trying to get the correct plumbing fitting(s) for, the staff will probably be able to look at the part and tell you the correct fitting size.

The store may let you try the plumbing fitting to see if it's correct.
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Re: Fuel fittings

Postby ajhbike » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:17 pm

My local stores seem to have millenials with the flat brimmed baseball hats on sideways, but I will brave the social culture gap in my quest for these fittings. Last Auto Zone I went into and asked if they had any PB he said they didn't sell food.....

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Re: Fuel fittings

Postby Shane N. » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:32 pm

ajhbike wrote:My local stores seem to have millenials with the flat brimmed baseball hats on sideways, but I will brave the social culture gap in my quest for these fittings. Last Auto Zone I went into and asked if they had any PB he said they didn't sell food.....

:lol: :lol: :lol: Find the man or woman in their 50's-60's-70's who actually knows how to look stuff up in a book, they'll be the one(s) who can tell you what you have just by looking at it.
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Re: Fuel fittings

Postby ajhbike » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:03 pm

They are usually the owners and they are at the beach!

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Re: Fuel fittings

Postby birddog » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:34 pm

You could try here.
https://www.discounthydraulichose.com/B ... s_s/66.htm

They have a great selection with good pictures and description. Prices aren't bad and they have good service.


I've bought brass and hydraulic fittings and hydraulic hose from them.
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Re: Fuel fittings

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:14 pm

In addition to Don McCombs advice may I add: tubing fittings are usually flare (as the name implies) or compression-which uses a ferule on tubing to make the seal. The size usually refers to the id of the tubing but you can specify OD or ID. The fuel fitting threads on a Cub carb and shutoff valve is 1/2 x 20 (and probably other as well). That's 1/2 inch bolt threads and you have to specify what you want. Just ask for a 5/16 brake line tubing and it comes with the correct male tubing fitting that will thread into the carb and the fuel shutoff. Once you determine the correct size tubing (or pipe) you can change to another type threads/size as needed using adapters made for this purpose. Here's and example of a 1/8 pipe thread quick open valve connected to 5/16 tubing with adapters and used on a Cub fuel line as a secondary shutoff valve.Hope this helps.
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