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1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 or a brownie got a new lease on life…

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by -CD-, Nov 21, 2021.

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  1. TTR

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    Yes, there appear to be some wrapped-looking hoses available and at times seen in these cars, but I've found their material specifications less than confidence inspiring for fuel delivery use.

    As for the reduction of "gas fumes", my spouse has learned to tolerate them but occasionally asks me to look into some dietary chances. :rolleyes:

    In all seriousness, is your B/4 a U.S. market or ... and have you looked into all carbon canister & "green" evap hose stuff in the trunk, etc. to alleviate fumes/smell ?
     
  2. gcalex

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    My car is a Euro, so nothing to check… :) I am planning to add an aftermarket canister hidden in the trunk, to catch the tank vent.

    I actually doubt that the original hoses are made of anything that special, but anything without a “barrier” layer is going to gas-out more than I’d like (at least for the moment (my plan is the make everything as vapor tight as I can, and see if the improvement is noticeable)), and I do worry about the basic quality of hoses that are from a known supply chain…
     
  3. TTR

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    While there’s still plenty to be omitted from carburetors, I’ve managed to reduce gasoline odors noticeably in few Daytonas by just replacing all fuel related hoses, etc.

    As far as available hose construction and quality, I think one also needs to consider modern fuel chemistry being somewhat different than 50+ years ago and when choosing, safety, at least IMO, should overrule authenticity, no matter how picky we would like to be about the latter.
     
  4. gcalex

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    I certainly agree about the safety angle.

    To my thinking, modern fuels mean you probably should change vintage-correct hoses every year-or-two, and certainly check them every year.

    My bigger concern with "unknown supply chain" is the possibility that the hose could just be plain junk that is simply structurally defective.
     
  5. TTR

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    I realize we should probably continue this and other related discussions in threads not created by and dedicated to Christian's "brownie", so I will try to transfer some of this fuel hose content to my Bendix pump thread (fingers crossed). :oops:
     
  6. -CD-

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    No problem, in my eyes every information is a helpful support for the 365 GTC/4 owners and fans.
     
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