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Do you know anyone who did a custom steel fuel line or braided ??
I hate this plastic lines. I think some of the fire problem was because of this plastic lines.
I think this is easy to do & can be fabricated.
I will try.

 

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To bump this thread a little--
I think the upper banjo fitting is a 14mm, and there is an AN type adaptor available.
The lower plastic fittings are a GM quick disconnect type, *I THINK*. There is an AN adaptor for that as well.
Unfortunatley that is about all I "know" about this.
If you go into the Prepared By Claudius website, he has pictures of "Mello Yellow" etc., in there that show a modified fuel manifold.
Lotus Prepared By Claudius - Charge Coolers for V8 Esprits
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Thank you GIX, nice info.
The quick disconnect probably the part that I need to find.
Maybe aeroquip or summit might have one.
 

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If the lines haven't been kinked or otherwise damaged/abused I don't think they are a big cause of fires. Once a fire gets going they will be a big contributor though! If fire is a real concern your money is better spent on a fire extinguishing system like they put into race cars with a nozzle under the dash and another 1 or 2 over the motor.
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If fire is a real concern your money is better spent on a fire extinguishing system ???


why not delete the fire contributor instead of extinguisher?
reminds me of "prescriptions vs prevention" people are doped exercising prescription than
prevention. Don't worry on your cancer, I have a chemo for you!

Here is the Esprit plastic adaptor type http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/9452/fuelconnect.jpg
This adaptor aeroquip might work http://www.summitracing.com/search/Product-Line/Aeromotive-AN-Quick-Connect-Adapter-Fittings/
 

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[email protected] makes a fuel line for the Elise/Exige that has the EFI quick disconnect. Phil uses Russell fittings for the EFI and they also make banjo fittings too. He has the equipment to make sturdy lines. So you might contact him and you may have to send the assembly to him to replicate. Don't PM here on the forums, he takes a while to respond here, send them an email through the website and link this thread if you want.

The only thing I don't like about the "racing" fittings is that they are aluminum and the threads are fairly easy to mess up, so be carefull with any of them.

If you go here you can see an example of the EFI fitting they use.
http://www.boefabrication.com/index.php?/boe/product/surge-tank
 

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I say do both...

If fire is a real concern your money is better spent on a fire extinguishing system ???


why not delete the fire contributor instead of extinguisher?
reminds me of "prescriptions vs prevention" people are doped exercising prescription than
prevention. Don't worry on your cancer, I have a chemo for you!

Here is the Esprit plastic adaptor type http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/9452/fuelconnect.jpg
This adaptor aeroquip might work http://www.summitracing.com/search/Product-Line/Aeromotive-AN-Quick-Connect-Adapter-Fittings/



1998 Lotus Esprit V8
 

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Any good hose shop should be able to reproduce the fuel loom.
The nice part about AN resusable fittings is that you can put a hose assembly and installation together yourself, with a minimum of effort.
The trick is to plan it out so it looks neat and tidy ;)
The $$$ start to build up in a hurry 'tho.
 
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