Author Topic: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto  (Read 4150 times)

Offline Jeff Maltby 4194

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For the fuel pump to the main fuel line. Cost me $20 and a 2 week wait to arrive. Made in the USA but assembled in Mexico odd ?

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49-58 V8 WH 11093
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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 02:56:00 PM »
odd?  Can you spell "Maquiladoras" ?? ;)
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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 02:56:32 PM »
Thanks Jeff for the info.
I looked a long time to find mine.  Ended up buying from Mastermind and it was pricey.  I think McVey's sells them also.  Can't beat the local NAPA though for convenience and price.

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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010, 04:41:12 PM »
For the fuel pump to the main fuel line. Cost me $20 and a 2 week wait to arrive. Made in the USA but assembled in Mexico odd ?

41-48 flatheads WH 11076
49-58 V8 WH 11093

Jeff,

I also inquired on the same WH 11093 at my local NAPA store and was told it is designed for hydraulic or air pressure and not for fuel, so I did not place an order for one. Since you have yours just curious if the rubber hose is compatible for use in fuel system?

I have a local shop that deals with all type of hoses but I have not check with them on the cost to make one for fuel.

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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010, 06:52:13 PM »
For the fuel pump to the main fuel line. Cost me $20 and a 2 week wait to arrive. Made in the USA but assembled in Mexico odd ?
Suppose they didn't want any Americans to get their fingers caught in the "Fitting Squeezer" ;)

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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2010, 07:11:04 PM »
G'day Tass. You posted the same time I did and ruined my post I spent so much time thinking about LOL ? :<)

My local Napa dealer make me a hose several years ago with Weatherthead fittings/hose # H10104 350 psi max. The new Weatherhead I just received is H05704 50 psi max.   

I'll be back.
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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2010, 07:18:44 PM »
All the picture needs now is a nose and a couple of eyes, and it will be a Happy Face.

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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2010, 02:03:55 PM »
Jose. That is a great question you posted. I'll go back to Napa in the am and see what I can learn about this interesting matter you have brought up here and call Eaton Weatherhead if needed for further confirmation.

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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2010, 05:05:23 PM »
Jose. That is a great question you posted. I'll go back to Napa in the am and see what I can learn about this interesting matter you have brought up here and call Eaton Weatherhead if needed for further confirmation.

Thanks

Thank you Sir..!
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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2010, 10:00:08 AM »
Just off the tele with Napa. He punched in WH11093 and it came up as both a gas and oil line. I gave him the the # on the hose they made up for me-gas and oil.  Why the TX napa dealer came up with conflicting info as per Jose's post is beyond me ?
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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2010, 10:16:34 AM »
Just off the tele with Napa. He punched in WH11093 and it came up as both a gas and oil line. I gave him the the # on the hose they made up for me-gas and oil.  Why the TX napa dealer came up with conflicting info as per Jose's post is beyond me ?

Jeff,

That is good news..! My only thought is the local NAPA person assumed this hose was made for hydraulic/air and thus not suitable for fuel..!  ???

I also check with my local hose company and they do make these with the proper fittings with fuel type hose for about $20, and if you want the braided type it will be about $30-$35 for the 19 length.

Ill be going to their shop in the next day or so and get one made probably the braided type.

Sorry for the hassle..!
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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2010, 02:35:52 PM »
Thanks Jeffo!!   Got one on order and it should be here ASAP.   8)


My Napa guy didn't know about this item.  He was pretty interested to see the listing for the variety of other applications too that you posted from the AACA forum. 

Can you figure out that he'll be selling a lot of these?   :D

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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2014, 05:57:24 AM »
Kicking this back to the top.
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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2014, 09:15:35 AM »
I bought a NOS GM one 3 years ago on Ebay for $12.00.
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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2014, 09:35:17 PM »
Jon:

Nowadays, with the multitude of gas additives  including butane I'll be worried to use a NOS rubber line from that era.
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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2014, 10:42:18 AM »
Let me second on what Tito has posted. Many years ago I purchased several Weatherhead 11076 fuel lines at Hershey, picture below. About 3 years ago I installed one on my 47 knowing that today`s fuels can tear up old rubber. Sure enough about a year later, car started running as it was being starved for fuel. Pulled the old Wheatherhead line and small pieces of the rubber line were clogging the line as it entered the fuel pump. So if you have one of these old rubber lines on your car, now is the time for a change.   Bill

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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2014, 10:55:30 AM »
Agreed.  I found an nos one at Carlisle and put it on the car.  Within a month, it was shot.  I got the Napa one a good 6 years ago and haven't had a problem. 

Actually,  I bought 2 in case I ever find another car. 

Ethanol is murder to that old rubber.  If you're going to change the line, get a fuel pump rebuild kit as well.
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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2014, 11:49:10 AM »
Per NAPA Site hose is $36.99; not $20.00   

Part Number: WH 11093
Product Line: Weatherhead

$36.99 /ea
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Re: 1941-58 NEW Weatherhead flexible fuel lines from Napa auto
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2014, 12:01:47 PM »
They went up a lot.   I think I paid around $15.
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