: The heavymetals' U-Turn Fuel Line Elimination Mod



rand49er
07-01-11, 10:22 PM
It was either 1-1/2 or 2-1/2 years ago I don't rightly recall for certain (wait till you get my age and you'll understand that better :(), I bought heavymetals' last fuel rail connector block. He was getting a C-note each, at the time, and I had an extra C-note just burning a hole in my pocket so I relieved him of it. Anyway, if you don't know, its purpose is to eliminate the completely absurd U-turn the OEM fuel line makes as it emerges from behind the engine on the passenger side near the firewall and connects to the fuel rail. I had a set of black Corvette FRCs that I wanted to install but they needed trimming and I wanted the U thing dealt with before I started trimming away material I didn't need to. Got it done yesterday after a small mishap (let's not talk about that :canttalk:), and other than the slight non-symmetrical appearance, I'm okay with the job.


The OEM block and U-shaped fuel line that was removed ...


http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr189/rand49er/DSC_0437.jpg



The heavymetals' replacement connector block installed ...

http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr189/rand49er/DSC_0435.jpg



Black Vette FRCs finally installed though not perfect ...

http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr189/rand49er/DSC_0439.jpg



You know, EVERYONE should have a maggie. :thumbsup:

heavymetals
07-02-11, 12:03 AM
Looks very nice!

Just a ?, but have you pulled the intake snout and opened the butterfly to see if there is a pool of oil there?

I modified my valve covers and it took two versions of catch cans to finally get rid of the oil.

rand49er
07-02-11, 07:00 AM
Haven't looked in there since the Maggie went on four years and 21,000 miles ago. I'll let you know.

lollygagger8
07-06-11, 09:17 AM
I'm going to have to look into this U-turn thing......completely unaware.

God job on the FRC's Randy!

CancerJCC
07-06-11, 09:53 PM
Looks great....or at least a hell of a lot better than that retarted loop Magnuson put there!

justin311
07-07-11, 09:44 AM
Looks good randy.......i just drilled and tapped mine.........but it looks really good feeding a fuel solenoid :lildevil: