Seeking Old outboard Fuel Line

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Old 07-10-19, 08:13 AM
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Seeking Old outboard Fuel Line

I acquired a very old outboard Engine. "British Seagull." Very stiff fuel line.
It has a short 7" Fuel line, however it has a threaded banjo fitting one end and w/threaded crimped fitting on the other end. So where do I begin to search for this unique part. In the meantime I will try and figure out the thread sizes and see if I can come up with a substitute line.
thanks for all and any suggestions and advise.
 
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You may never find an off-the-shelf replacement. I'll bet someone local could fabricate one though.
 
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I've had to fabricate lines. Often it's quicker and cheaper than trying to locate old, obscure parts. You might need some tools like a tubing bender and flaring tool but some auto parts stores will lend them to you if you don't want to buy them.
 
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I can't help you directly, except to remind you that you might be dealing with Whitworth or other British threads, some of which are scarily close to U.S. or metric threads, but not the same, and particularly on brass fittings I imagine that it could be real easy to mess one up. With that in mind, I might take a notion to see if there was a British car or motorcycle dealer or service center in the area and ask them if they know of anything unique about what you need.
 
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