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I just stopped at 2 boat dealerships looking for a quick disconnect for our gas tank crossover. Neither one had what I was looking for. They have one side thats 3/8 but the other side which normally screws into the motor is 5/16. That side had threads and barbed for a hose. I would appreciate if someone could clarify exactly what you guys are useing.
 

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Wag,
I have an 02' 350. I used a 5/16" kit from JP Cycles Part # 720-662.
$41.99. They also have a Stainless Steel Braided kit, but it looks like it's pre-cut, and I don't know if it would be long enough for our tanks. Plus they're twice as much. I haven't had any problem (fuel flow wise) using the 5/16th instead of 3/8ths, except for being a bit harder to push on the tank nipples. It's black rubber and you really can't see it anyway, plus you cut the hose to fit. I put the disconnect on the right side. Easier to get at. Web site is www.jpcycles.com
Hope this helps!
 

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Wag,
Just checked the website. Says that part # is "temporarily unavailable."
Maybe if you call??????? Sorry :roll:
 

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Thanks Don, I was looking at those in Dennis Kirk, a local company that sells the same as JP. They have them but I didn't know if they would work cause it's been mentioned on the V8 site before how some have been useing something from boat accessories as I described before.
 

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I went to the local Boat shop and told them what I wanted in chrome. They had to order them but had it in a couple of days. That is for a 3/8 hose. I know that Neil has the number for the parts so if you can get a hold of him he will help you.

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Wag,
I'm looking for a cross over quick disconnect, too. It's a hard to find
part over here. Various German manufacturers make them, but all
I found have a "stop" on one side only.

I like the stainless quick disconnect fittings from EZ-FLOW. This is their homepage:
http://www.e-z-flow.com/

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Adrian said:
I went to the local Boat shop and told them what I wanted in chrome. They had to order them but had it in a couple of days. That is for a 3/8 hose. I know that Neil has the number for the parts so if you can get a hold of him he will help you.

Adrian

Adrian,
Sounds interesting..how much did you paid for the chrome unit?

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I have the EZFLOW disconnect but in the black plastic. I also carry the siphone hose hook up in case somebody needs gas and it also works good for draining your tank when necessary. I've had some bad experiences with braided hose's and cables . They look good but they grind thru any thing they touch against like wires , paint etc.
 

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Here are the parts numbers for the stainless/steel quick disconnect (fuel).This is from Neal
male part number is 240130 model # 492 TFC and the female is 240120, model # 491 TMC. Cost is $30.98 for the pair. The mfg is Tempo and work great. I have 2 sets and sure saves time.


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Adrian said:
Here are the parts numbers for the stainless/steel quick disconnect (fuel).This is from Neal
male part number is 240130 model # 492 TFC and the female is 240120, model # 491 TMC. Cost is $30.98 for the pair. The mfg is Tempo and work great. I have 2 sets and sure saves time.


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Adrian,
I just searched the net for pictures of your fittings to see how they look like.
I found them here:
http://www.boatfix.com/catalog/36803474.pdf

Just one more question- do both fittings (male and female) have the stop feature? And did you scew the male side directly in your tank?

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small parts

I ordered the one from Small Parts.com, looks like just what I was looking for and a bit cheaper. $20 with shipping.
 

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one more thing

On the parts from Small Parts.com, both sides do have the stop feature, actually you have a choice, one or both sides.
 

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Wag, I like the fittings from smallparts. But I miss the add "fuel resistant"
on their page. They talk only about fluid. I was told only very few of these
couplings are fuel resistant. I don't know their seal material Buna-N. Is
it fuel resistant? Did you asked them?
We've got very nice hydraulic fittings at work- both sides have a stop,
and they look like $100 each. But when I asked the manufacturer about
the seals, I got the answer that they wouldn't resist fuel longer than a couple of days.

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I think you should ask Chris, he posted above that he uses these and hasn't had a problem.
 

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Wag said:
I think you should ask Chris, he posted above that he uses these and hasn't had a problem.
You're right. But I just wanted to remind to this important thing.
Imagine what happens if these seals begin to leak. 9 gallons of fuel
in your garage's floor in best case. While riding you would have an instant
bomb between your legs. Fuel all over the hot engine, and the
tank leads it directly to the distributor....oh, and you can't do
anything against the leaking fuel except watching it until
your whole tank is drained. No petcock to close....
I wouldn't buy any fuel disconnect if the manufacturer isn't 100% sure to the (long time) fuel resistance thing.

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Just one more question- do both fittings (male and female) have the stop feature? And did you scew the male side directly in your tank?

Loaf[/quote]


They both stop the fuel and work great. Also using 3/8 hose bibs will flow the max amount fuel. They are for fuel. I screwed the male into the right side of the tank. It's a little easier to get to on that side.

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Good to go for gasoline!

I checked with Small Parts and they said their quick disconnect in rated class A good for gasoline. :p
 

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Fuel Rated

Wag, that's exactly what I was told, too. I've had them on for about 6 months between both bikes and no leaks. Both sides have a stop and I put it right in the middle of the hose but need to change it to one side or the other on the big block. It is a little tough getting my hands in there to put it together which defeats the purpose kind of. It was easier on the small block.


Chris
 
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