The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > Info Center > FAQ Truck Tech > 73-87

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-01-2015, 05:39 PM   #1
87 gmc 454 1 ton
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Whiting
Posts: 3
replacement 87 gmc gas lines

I am looking for oem gas lines for my 1987 gmc 3500 throttle body. Its a steel line with a flex hose on it. Cant find them anywhere. Any help greatly appreciated
87 gmc 454 1 ton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 10:28 PM   #2
68c10airstream
Registered User
 
68c10airstream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Marquette michigan
Posts: 825
Re: replacement 87 gmc gas lines

Welcome aboard, i was a gmc dealer mechanic from 89-97 and remember the lines pretty well. Pics of the flex area will finalize my memory as what style you have. Inline tube has almost any line you need and can make special lines if needed. The shipping would probably be expensive because of the final length. When i put a 2001 5.3 in my 68 i made my own lines with flex areas built into them. I used 3/8' supply brake steel lines, 5/16" return steel lines, brass adapters to connect lines end to end, Barb ends to transition to fuel injection specific hoses and fuel injection specific hose clamps. The adapters were made by a company called edelmann carquest efi specific hoses and clamps, carquest steel brake lines. I special ordered in 6' lengths of lines because i didn't want to unspool a 25' roll and end up with slight ripples in the lines. I used a stock gm fuel filter from your application for my project. This is an oring style connection at the filter. I have the mastercool hydraulic flaring tool to do all of the fitting ends i needed but you can just purchase power steering or fuel filter repair ends (up to 20") and terminate using unions. I purchased quality bending tools from ebay years ago and bent everything myself. Some guys use AN fittings but i refuse to because a friend drag races a duster and is plagged with fuel leaks using AN fittings. After 30 plus years living up in the salty north working at dealerships and not having issues with oem fuel lines (huge liability risk for the oems) except rusting out. I didn't want to risk my life from a fuel leak/fire etc. My way isn't the most popular or the most pretty (no purple,blue, etc color fittings) but no leaks win out with me. I gladly will use the oem engineers thinking as they are held to safety, liability, emissions standards to my advantage. Good luck, Brian F.
68c10airstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2015, 07:31 PM   #3
87 gmc 454 1 ton
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Whiting
Posts: 3
Re: replacement 87 gmc gas lines

I will contact inline tube thanks and also get the fittings from endelmann thanks let you know how i make out
87 gmc 454 1 ton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2016, 05:51 PM   #4
PurdueSD
Registered User
 
PurdueSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: the middle
Posts: 291
Re: replacement 87 gmc gas lines

I am sure you have this sorted by now.

But in case it helps anybody else... places like autozoo and o'reilys sell these tbi fuel line repair kits. They come with the flex hose and a small section of hardline you flare to whatever type connection you need.
__________________
My Lost and Forgotten build thread:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=442712
PurdueSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com