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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Mercury Discussion / What is the correct fuel line?

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Bill4d1merc
10-26-2009 @ 3:43 PM
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According to the Ford chassis parts catalog 11A-9282 is the fuel line part number for all 8 cylinder passenger cars 41-48 and is 152.5" long.
It also shows 91A-2269 which is the part number for the brake pipe supplied in 25' rolls, I found this part number in the "cut to length" column on the fuel line chart. C&G's part number is 18-9282 which I could not locate in the Ford catalog, so it must be their part number.
The wheelbase is 118" and the fuel line was ran inside the frame so there should be no problem keeping it away from the exhaust.
TomO are you saying that the shorter line will not work?
Bill

TomO
10-26-2009 @ 4:32 PM
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I cannot say if the shorter line will not work on a 41 Mercury, but it will not work on the 40 Mercury if the line is routed correctly. The routing on the 39 Mercury is different and the shorter line may work there.

My 1942 chassis parts catalog gives a length of 136.5" for P/N 11A-9282. It states that this line is for all 41-42 vehicles. The post war catalog just gives the P/N for the 25' roll. The 36, 39, 40 catalogs give the P/N but no length.



Tom

gdl41merk
11-13-2009 @ 4:27 PM
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According to the green Ford parts book the length should be as followes:
68-9282 replaced by 01A-9282 fits 36 thru 40 pass cars and is approx 139 in long. 11A-9282 fits 41 thru 48 and is approx 153 in long. C & G lists theirs as a 18-9282 which is to short for 41-48. Note the 41 Merk is the same as the Ford from the gas tank to the fire wall. Thus it take the 11A-9282 part which is longer. I had the same problem in 2002 while restoring my 41 Mercury and discussed this with several vendors. I finally bought two lines and spliced them together

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11-14-2009 @ 8:06 AM
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Thanks for bringing the information in the Green book to my attention. I have been conditioned to use the year of manufacture catalogs for research as so much information in the Green Book is for service replacements and not necessarily accurate for any specific year.

Narraganset Reproductions still lists the 25 foot rolls of gas line in their catalog, if you would like to replace your spliced line with a one piece line.

Tom

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