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    Repaired Ficth fuel pump barb.

    When I was trying to repair the regulator I broke the hose barb on the Fuel pick-up return spout on top of the tank. I did not take a before picture but here is what I use. 2 part expoxy, 1/4 inch plastic tube stiffener, and nails from an electrical plastic staple for some splints. Cut the flute off on the stiffener, slid it in the broken piece. Epoxied both sides then cut the nails heads and tips off and glue them to the outside for splints. Had to drill out some of the epoxy after it cured. Looks like it will work and it is ridged.

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    Is the epoxy rated or resistant for exposure to liquid gasoline?

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    Did not check but I was hopping that the brass tube stiffener inside the plastic would be in contact with the gas and the epoxy would only be joining the plastic.

    I will test the dried stuff and see if gas removes it tomorrow. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by jajardas View Post
    Did not check but I was hopping that the brass tube stiffener inside the plastic would be in contact with the gas and the epoxy would only be joining the plastic.

    I will test the dried stuff and see if gas removes it tomorrow. Thanks
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    Dunk it in some liquid gasoline and leave it there for a week or two. See if the epoxy degrades over time.

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    I had one that broke I just cut it off just below the 90 and installed a 1/8npt barb just like the fix for the regulator.

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ID:	343185I got one for sale $50 and i already tapped it and put a nipple in it for the pressure regulator fix.
    I bought a new fuel pump assembly so i didn't end up using this one.

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