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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Bob Zambelli, Mar 3, 2016.
Who sells the yellow fuel hose used in vintage Ferraris?
You might try Re-Originals in Texas.
neil at newcoproducts.com
GT Parts in Phoenix.
I'm with Jimmy Myr...GT car parts in Phoenix. Always great service and fast shipping. Seem fairly priced. I think Bill is the owner, but I've usually dealt with Dave D. and have had excellent service from him. steve
Hi Bob, Jeff at Partsource also carries the hose. There is not much price difference between all the sources mentioned but there may be availability differences. I also like the guys in Arizona.
If you are replacing original hose you will need to deal with the ferrules because the new hose has a slightly larger OD. See all the answers to your questions at our favorite dirty fingernail site.
I also learned a simple valuable lesson about making up new hoses. When cutting the new hose to length I was paranoid about ending up too short at assembly so I added about 1/2" to 1" inch to be safe, figuring I could just bend it a little when I installed it. My plan didn't work out so well because the hose is very stiff and was difficult to twist and bend, especially between the gas tank and filter at the rear. Strive to make your new hoses exactly the same length as the old ones or do a dry fit with a similar less expensive rubber hose. At about 10 bucks an INCH, mistakes could be costly.
Tom in SoCal.
I just carefully measured my old hose, and they made a new one the exact same length. My old ferrules just screwed right on and the only battle, as Tom said, was getting installed at the tank. It's a bit tough, even with the correct length. s
Hi, Gents - Good information.
I only have to replace the three hoses in the engine compartment.
Partsource is the way to go.
Ferrules are no problem. If unavailable, I can make them.
Mine need replacement too and was going to have my local shop tackle the job. But from these posts, it seems like anyone with some amount of DIY skills should be able to do this. Is it really that straight forward or are their risks with leaks and such if your not regularly dealing with such things?
GTO Engineering in UK (and now LA) will give you exactly the correct hoses and all other associated items.
I have adjusted valves, installed new bushing everywhere on the
rear suspension, etc.
The new hoses have a larger ID than the OD of the old ferrules.
I bought new hoses of the correct length with the ferrules installed.
Even so, they required some tweaking (twisting and turning) before
they finally stopped leaking.
I assembled mine with anerobic Loctite 518, no leaks. I used my original thicker steel Ferrules by running an expander into them but it's easier to find and use replacements.
Coincidently, just this week I discovered my brown spiral oil hose is leaking. I should have replaced that one while doing the fuel lines but at least I know the drill. Getting it out looks difficult, especially where it enters the firewall.
Tom in SoCal.