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ok...this is a dumb question...but is this true????? (I found this info on tubetechweb.com):confused:

"Stainless Braided Hose Looks good, is durable but it has one flaw. Gasoline fumes will permeate (pass through) this hose. If you park your Street Rod in a garage over night and have used 12 or more feet of this product on your car, you are going to smell gas. You may or may not have a leak. Keep your flex hoses as short as possible to eliminate this problem."

:rolleyes:-this really got me thinking... 10' and your good to go, but 13' and your garage blows up when your furnace kicks on!!! :eek:

this cant be true (right?) with the thousands of race cars, streetrods, musclecars, etc. using braided line from the tank/cell.
-but then why does NHRA ban the use of more than 12" of rubber fuel line in the engine compartment??? (is just for crash protection, or is there another reason?)
now i'm thinking i should run a hard line from the elect. pump to the regulator!
or is he just trying to sell his product????
 

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I don't have that much braided line on my car, but I can't smell gas in my garage, and it's been parked in there all winter. If it can emit fumes, it would indicate that it is seeping. Personally, I don't buy it.
 

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after doing a lot of reading on the subject (opinions mostly) i opted to run braided from the tank to the pump, and the regulator to the carb. the long piece is going to be 1/2" aluminum instead of steel for ease of installation. some say the aluminum line will corrode, i guess i'll cross that bridge when i get there.
 

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I used the teflon lined SS braided hose on my car. It lasts longer than the rubber and while some brands of rubber do allow fumes to escape the teflon doesn't. Not all brands of rubber hose smells so it seems like it depends on the make of the hose.
 
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