The fuel filler hose dries out and cracks with time. Replacing the hose on a Spec Racer Ford requires a little finnese to remove and then position the new hose in the right spot.
Tools and Equipment:
- Fuel Filler Hose - Enterprise PN 591916 / NAPA PN 1135 x 3ft
- 5/16 Nut Driver
- 19mm socket
- 3/8 impact driver or ratchet
- Tall jack stands
- Quick jack (optional)
- Floor jack
- Block or 2 x 4 wood
- Hook or drift
- Safety glasses
- Zip ties
- Side cutters
Replacing the Fuel Filler Hose
Loosen the right rear lug nuts. Remove the fuel cap. Make sure the hose is completely empty before starting. You might need to Siphon off fuel.
Get the rear of the car high in the air by jacking up the car. You might not need the quick jack. Put a block or 2x4 in front of the front wheel. Make sure the car is secure on the jack stands before working underneath. Safety first.
Remove the right rear wheel with the 19mm socket and impact driver. This will provide a lot more working room.
Loosen the hose clamp at the fuel filler end with the nut driver.
Loosen the hose clamp on the fuel tank end with the nut driver.
Be Careful here as debris and fuel can potential spill on you. Use safety glasses to protect your eyes. Remove the hose from fuel tank end by twisting and pulling. It might be a bit stuck from age. If it is stuck wiggling it back and forth with a little effort worked for me.
Remove the hose from fuel filler end by twisting and pulling down, it also might be a bit stuck from age.
Remove the old hose from the car it will open up a big gap seen below the frame cross member. The fuel filler hose comes in a 3 foot length and you will need to trim it to size with a hacksaw. Be very careful as the imbedded wire can be incredibly sharp use gloves to handle. Use the old hose to measure the length it should be about 30 inches.
Push the new hose through the gap in the frame.
Feed the hose with clamps in place.
Check for hose clearance around the alternator belt, hoses and wiring loom.
Making sure the clamps are on the new hose. Slip the hose onto the fuel tank neck and push it as far as it will go on, similar to the old hose. You might need a little hook or pointed drift to initially ease it onto the tank neck. Tighten the hose clamp on fuel tank end with the nut driver.
Using the same trick to slip the hose over fuel filler end. Tighten the hose clamp on fuel filler end with the nut driver.
Secure the hose in place to make sure it doesn't move about or rub against the alternator belt or other items. Use zip ties if needed.
Fuel the car and check for any leaks. If everything is clear, lower the car off the jack stands and get suited and booted for the next session.