Lotus Elan

fuel "tee"

PostPost by: rdssdi » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:33 am

I have a brass fuel tee that replaces the original plastic tee on my Zenith Stromberg federal car.

The 1/4" fuel line is slightly larger than the tapered fittings in the carbs. With the hose clamp tight some fuel weeping is experienced.

I replaced the 1/4" I.D. fuel injection hose with 3/16" fuel line hose and it requires a push with slight hose stretching over the carb fittings. Seems to be correct. Unfortunately the "tee" is 1/4" and the hose is streched a bit more than I am comfortable with.

I assume all federal (U.S.) Zenith Stromberg carbs have this "problem".

I need to source a 1/4" x 3/16 x 3/16 brass barb fuel tee. Any suggestions?

Bob
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:58 am

Hi Bob
A 1/4. 3/16. 3/16 tee should be available from your local hydraulic supplier
Alternatively get a female tee and screw in the necessary hose tails.

Another option would be to fit a reducer piece just before the tee to change it to the size you want.

E.g get a 3/16 tee and a 1/4-3/16 straight reducer.

A trick I use for changing diameters of hoses is to get an inline fuel filter which usually has two hose sizes each end ( its stepped with a 3/16 barb that increases to a 1/4 barb) and use that as an inline adaptor. Its cheap and gives you extra filtering.

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PostPost by: rdssdi » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:42 pm

There is little distance between the carb fuel inlets. They are quite long and leave little room between for a tee. I will measure this distance today. I will try to find a 3/16 x 3/16 x 1/4 tee.

Thanks.

Any U.S. listers able to post a picture of their fuel tee on a stromberg feeral +2?


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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:50 pm

Bob
I seem to remember on some of my other cars using Strombergs that I had a similar problem with the distance between carbs being tight.
The tees used were similar to plain tube soldered into a small square boss.

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