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Old 09-06-2007, 01:42 AM   #21
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What part? If you run the tap straight instead of crooked there aren't any problems. This is the first occurance of someone saying their DIY messed up that I know of.
Yeah it was entirely my fault. I wasnt paying attention when I was tapping it.

So FM called me today and said they found one laying around for me that they shipped out today.. Wierd.. I think they just like playing with my emotions :gay:

Regardless, it would be nice to see someone else making fuel rails too, something alittle cheaper and maby not pink haha.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:48 AM   #22
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Good deal. Atleast you'll be back on the road sooner than later. Weird how things workout.
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:44 AM   #23
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When I first installed my fuel rail I didn't see that one of the parts was incorrectly sized. I ended up smelling gas and realizing a I had a pretty bad dribble during a drive to the store.

I have to ask, do the cars that burst into flame run fairly high fuel pressure? I don't see how the car could transition suddenly from OK to OMG FIRE with no warning signs.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:10 AM   #24
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that car in the pic was A NB so i doubt it ran high fuel pressures. I had a fuel line go before at 100 psi not very fun luckily i was just turning up the driveway as it happened.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:50 AM   #25
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needless to say, the more people make dual feeds (cometition) the cheaper they will get, now we are talking about something that has little mark up im sure, so its not very encouraging for any new companies to try to make one more attractive, better, and cheaper then the last guys...remember, you get what you pay for, i myself just want one that works and does the job...i dont care if its pink purple or yellow, as long as it does the job, the looks mean nothing to me, as cheap as i can get a good quality rail, im happy...so group buy it is...
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Pretty sure Turbotim makes fuel rails. I think the last i saw he made a super sweet stainless one.
No one could afford it and if you could, I'd only make one for someone I trusted cause I don't wanna deal with the liability. Thanks for the recognition though

More Pics here:
http://www.shoremotorsports.com/fuelrail.htm



If your thinking DIY:

Stainless material for the rail is very inexpensive but labor was difficult and took a long time. And I used a lathe to machine the A/N fittings and injector bung ID's.

Aluminum rails are more for material but easier to fab (just have to cut to length, tap the ends for whatever fittings, & make simple brackets). If I were ever to make some dual feed rails for sale this is how I'd do it. Kinda like Jim B's rail.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:07 PM   #27
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wow that is pretty. too bad
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:09 PM   #28
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I guess the DIY FAQ should be changed then...

for what reason, pray tell?
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:21 PM   #29
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Here you go ladies.
http://www.rossmachineracing.com/dash8.html Have fun.
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damn i need a lathe and mill
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:46 PM   #31
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Here you go ladies.
http://www.rossmachineracing.com/dash8.html Have fun.
Search around... I've seen the same material as cheap as $7.65/ft
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:47 PM   #32
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Interesting. All i knew was i had that in my bookmarks.
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still pretty cheap...hopefully someone experienced enough will start making some direct fit ones for us tool-less people like me...id pay 100 easy...with no remorse, unless it didnt fit and burnt my baby to the ground, but then id kill someone,
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I got a dual rail from FFS.

So where do we get SS Braided lines from? I've called a few places including Tom and they're like, durrrr
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I got a dual rail from FFS.

So where do we get SS Braided lines from? I've called a few places including Tom and they're like, durrrr
anplumbing.com has hooked me up plenty of times. The guy has everything and his prices aren't bad. Make sure you order it all at once though, he charges $9 shipping no matter how small the part.
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Been thinking of making one.

The one off my eclipse

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~120 reasonable ? (w/o lines so far).
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^ that looks really nice.
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so you paid $120 for a $10 piece of bar stock with four holes drilled, 2 holes tapped, and a bracket? Christ, I'm in the WRONG industry.
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so you paid $120 for a $10 piece of bar stock with four holes drilled, 2 holes tapped, and a bracket? Christ, I'm in the WRONG industry.
Yup I sure did.

I have no interest in making a fuel rail out of aluminum bar stock from scratch,so I went the easiest route,and bought one instead.
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yeah, rubber fuel injection hose is just fine...

caused by
Are you sure the LS1 didn't have something to do with that? There are rubber hoses on 148 million (give or take 200 million - who knows) cars on the road right now and I don't see many on fire. I didn't read the LS1 fire thread (but I know a guy who was going to buy that car and is glad he didn't) but that wasn't a normal turbo install like a 1000 other people have done with high pressure hoses.
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