North American Turbocoupe Organization



Well, Chalk Another One Up For Ford!
Gary S Offline
Administrator
#1
You aren't gonna believe this shit. One of the two (or both) plastic gas lines that runs from the gas tank to either the filter or fuel log broke. The garage that the car was towed to has tried for a week to find the lines. Seems Ford buys the plastic line and fittings in bulk for repairs and then makes the lines up by swedging the fittings on the lines for the application they need. Now get this.......not one Ford Dealer in the Greater Cincinnati Area has the tool to make these lines. One had it but it was broke. So............please see my post in the Parts Needed Section.
Thanks,
Gary Schweikert
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1987 Turbocoupe
150,000 Miles
5 Speed
Black w/Raven Interior
Gillis Valve
3" Downpipe
Dynomax Super Turbo Mufflers w/2 1/2" exhaust
Centerforce I Clutch and Pressure Plate
Polished upper intake, lower intake, throttle body, front of turbo, water pump, tensioner pulleys, IAC, EGR, intercooler and bracket, fuel rail. Chromed valve cover, top radiator cover, radiator brackets, alternator, air filter top, top of fan support, wheel centers (all courtesy of Dan Eaves polishing services and Tuff Stuff Performance).
http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/gs_87tc.html
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1987 Turbocoupe
168,000 Miles
5 Speed
Black w/Raven Interior
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Hybridbird Offline
Posting Freak
#2
NAPA has Ford lines with ends already on them.You also get an inline connector to splice them in the guy at the dealer where I got mine said they were only a temp fix....but mine were in for over a year before I parked it...still holding up fine.

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Gary S Offline
Administrator
#3
Thanks for that information. I'll check with NAPA tomorrow on the lines (I'll also check their website tonight)
Thanks,
Gary
NATO Member
1987 Turbocoupe
168,000 Miles
5 Speed
Black w/Raven Interior
http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/data_...t_87tc.php
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Chuck W Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Well, if they have a brake line flaring tool..then they have the only tool they need to put the fittings in the lines. You push the fitting in as far as you can by hand and then use the "vise" from a flaring tool kit to hold the line, relatively close to the end, but leave a little sticking out. tap the fitting with a hammer (dead-blow preferably) and the fitting should go in. I didn't believe it either when someone told me, but I busted a line on the Merk at the rail, and after trying the "heat the damned line up with boiling water' method for a good 1/2 hour, I rememebered this trick and was done in 2 minutes. It's worth a shot.

Chuck

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