12" rubber hose rule

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  1. arick793

    arick793 Veteran Member

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    One by one IM taking care of little projects to get my car ready for tech inspection. I know there is a rule saying that you must have a total of less than 12" of rubber fuel line on the whole car, how do you guys manage that? I have a stock fuel line from the tank to the fuel pump. I have a hard line from the pump to behind the alternator, then rubber hose connecting it to a filter, and rubber hose connecting the filter to my carb. If you count the hose to the fuel pump, the hose connecting the two hard lines at the subframe, and the hose connecting hard line to the tank, IM waaaaay over the limit
     
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    HyPer Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good thing we don't have inspections here.....pay my water bill this month, and take them the receipt and get a Mississippi license plate. ;)
     
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    I ran AN-6 line from the pump to regulator then to carburetor. I don't know if they'll count the factory installed lines but eliminating rubber in the engine compartment should get you by.
     
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    from tank to carbs, is all -8AN on my car.. even the return.;)
     
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    I ran the stock fuel line to the engine compartment. Then i used braided steel line from the stock steel fuel line the rest of the way. I never had any issues with tech and my local track is a bunch of tech nazi's. Im now running approved pushlock the whole way from the fuel cell to the fuel regulator, then braided steel the rest of the way.
     
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    I think what they're looking for is no more than 12" in a single span. Keep the rubber to a minimum and you'll be ok. They're not the most strict at Empire.
     
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    They want the hose clamps off more then the hose in my book.
    As mentioned, getting all the rubber away from the engine & moving parts should be mandatory!!!
    Especially now a days with all the light weight, press on certified lines out there,
    there's no excuse not to have ZERO rubber hose.
    12" should be easy to accomplish!!

    Good luck.


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    No.
    Rule is: 12" total. And as said above, there is no excuse for having any rubber line, (or plastic/glass filters, imo). At the very least, use braided just as you would rubber and hose clamp it on your hard lines.

    Shouldn't be hard to replace this with one piece of -6 braided and a couple fittings.
     
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    a friend of mine and member here "Cataldo" was questioned in Tech about the rubber hose between his regulator and carb . Even though it was Russell twist lock hose and using hose clamps the tech said the hose was not legal !!!!!:confused: :confused:
     
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