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  • BBR
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    Moving sucks. Moving in the rain really sucks. That is all.

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  • BBR
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    Yes I have seen those, but they are danged expensive for only 4 holes!


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  • cstmwgn
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    Have you considered using one of these?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/14mm-Bosch-...-/264430717854

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  • BBR
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    Well they worked great on both sides up to 20psi. The ones on the passenger side started to weep at 45psi though. I ordered a new fuel rail blank today and will try this again. This time I am going to use a 1/2" bit instead of the 17/32". I think my drill press has just enough wobble that the holes end up being a bit oversize.

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  • BBR
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    New blue o-rings arrived Saturday. I didn't have time to really mess with them but did test fit and quickly snap a pic. Seems to fit the rail really well. Hope they work.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    schmidtz happens to the best of us. Especially tired!

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  • BBR
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    Me too. I measured the crap out of everything this time. Holes are all ~0.565". (The bit is 0.531") The new o-rings are spec'd at 0.600" to 0.610" (0.035" to 0.45" crush)

    The stock Ford fuel rails measure 0.520" ID. The o-rings that came on these Deka 80's measure 0.560". (0.040" crush) So I should probably be good.

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  • Beagle
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    Sounds a bit like my "carpentry". Measure twice, cut it three times, and it's still too short. Hope the o-ring fixes it!

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  • BBR
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    Edit: went back again and I must have been cross-eyed (dark shop, very tired eyes) because I DID have the correct 17/32 bit chucked up. I don't know what the problem is but it looks like I can get an injector o-ring that will fit and work. LS1 injector to an LS2 intake uses a fatter 15.25mm o-ring with the same ID.
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  • Russell
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    Bummer, start over

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  • BBR
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    Rail mounts made and fuel system is plumbed.
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    And it leaks.

    Well the driver's rail does not, but the passenger rail does. Bad.

    I pulled the rail and jacked around with it, still leaked. So I decided to pull it, tap and plug the holes, move over 3/4" and painstakingly drill new ones. (which would actually make the rail fit much better) No sweat. Tap all 4, put 3 brass pipe plugs in and then proceed to twist the head off of the last one. Genius.

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    I drilled it out and got the threads all clean. Screwed the fittings back on the ends and walked over to the truck to test fit. That's when I realized I offset the new holes the wrong way. I think I am going to die.

    Go back, flip the fittings, and hope it will work. Stick it on the truck and it falls over the injectors WAAAAAY too easy. WTF???? I am dead. I hate cars.




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  • BBR
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    Dummy distributor and coils are mounted. The dummy distributor is just an old billet housing with a shaft, no cap, no guts and a cover over the top. It's only purpose is to drive the oil pump. The bottom right coil tower is pretty close to the back of the tensioner pulley. A plug wire will go on to problem. but time will tell if it is going to be a problem. Still pretty cluttered looking and it's driving me crazy.

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  • BBR
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    We have a townhouse we bought for a rental about 5 years ago in a real nice part of town. It is a nice size and has a sideyard. We are going to move there for a while until we decide what we want and where we want to be. One thing is for sure, I do not want another fixer upper. I feel like I have been working on houses since 2005. Boo.

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  • Russell
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    Good luck with the move, my suggestion is small and paid for with cash. But this is not your first bull ride so you don't need my advice. If I ever move I hope I take my own advice.
    Last edited by Russell; August 26, 2019, 07:59 PM.

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  • BBR
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    Not quite yet because I accidentally sold my house. lol

    We tossed the idea around between ourselves and mentioned it to a few friends. Next thing we knew we had a offer. A very good offer. So my free time will be limited for a little while. Thankfully, the truck and shop stuff is not at my house so I don't have to move any of it.

    Injectors are in and I need to measure to make rail retainers. I think the next thing though is to install the dummy distributor and the ignition coils.

    Can't wait to neaten everything up and get the fuel lines and reg in their proper locations.

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