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This is a discussion on Fuel rail covers question. within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by 98maro jeff if you could help me out with the measurement to cut the covers pls.. Okay ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    jeff if you could help me out with the measurement to cut the covers pls..

    Okay -- might need a reminder this evening though.

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    The back I used a heat-reflective tape that is sticky on one side after you cut and paint the FRC's.

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    Where was my reminder last night?

    I didn't think about it until heading up stairs on my way to bed. Anyway, here's what I was able to get. Really need to dismount them for some better pics:








    Essentially, you want the slots and holes centered on the hard fuel lines. The slots do not need to be super wide as the cover flexes for installation. At the top, the hole needs opened up so that it does not rub on the rubber fuel line. I noticed when I took the pics that mine is kind of tight on the front fuel line so I am going to have to do something about that.

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    Took the driver side cover off -- much better:











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    Just want to point out a correction. The "rubber" fuel lines I mentioned are really a hard plastic line (I assume that's what it is) covered with a soft rubber hose for protection.

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    thanks alot guys... thank u so much jeff for taking the time to help me out..
    ill be doing this some time this coming week,, thanks to the measurements will be alot easier..

    scott said the second cut for the fuel line is not needed,
    to put the civers on i HAVE to disconect the fuel lines or theres a way to put them on without disconnecting them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Just want to point out a correction. The "rubber" fuel lines I mentioned are really a hard plastic line (I assume that's what it is) covered with a soft rubber hose for protection.
    one more question... the tape on the lines do i really need that or i can take it off?

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    The tape has to be removed to install the covers. That is ok, as the cover itself will now shield the fuel lines from engine heat. As I posted earlier, apply heat tape to the underside of the cover and this will both protect the paint and the fuel lines even better. The lines do not need to be disconnected to install the driver side cover, however, there do need to be two (2) slots for the lines. If you look, you will see that the lines are physically separated and there is simply no way that they will fit in a single cutout.

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    thanks so much jeff... im all clear on this... one more question.. what is the distance between the 2 holes for the fuel line?
    with a dremel tool should be alot easier to do the cutting part

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    thanks so much jeff... im all clear on this... one more question.. what is the distance between the 2 holes for the fuel line?
    with a dremel tool should be alot easier to do the cutting part
    I used a dremel and it works very good. more control

    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    thanks alot guys... thank u so much jeff for taking the time to help me out..
    ill be doing this some time this coming week,, thanks to the measurements will be alot easier..

    scott said the second cut for the fuel line is not needed,
    to put the civers on i HAVE to disconect the fuel lines or theres a way to put them on without disconnecting them?
    I'm not sure if I told you that but you do need the second cut, I think I was telling another member that >97 corvettes only had 1 fuel line to the rails that is why the covers you have are single.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    I used a dremel and it works very good. more control



    I'm not sure if I told you that but you do need the second cut, I think I was telling another member that >97 corvettes only had 1 fuel line to the rails that is why the covers you have are single.
    i probably understood wrong lol... sorry bud and thanks for the help

    jeef.. sorry i missed the pic of the measurement between the fuel rail cuts.. i barely seen it..
    thank u alot

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    I would lay out the lines for the cuts with tape and then you have a very clear line to follow with the saw or dremel. The tops of the slots could be a drilled hole which would work great as you will then have a nice smooth and consistent curve.

    Take some pics of your work and post them if you get a chance.

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    Agree with Jeff, I'd use the blue tape for painting, it will stick but when you peel leaves no residue. Tape a wide area, Then use the template that you copy from the other the pre-cut side and position on the tape, once you get placement you like draw it on the tape. pull the template off and see if its placement is ok. If happy start cutting.

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    thanks alot again.. i kinda had the same idea on getting it done,
    will post pics of this when its done and during the proces.
    for now im not going to paint it, untill i get the ls6 intake,,

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    this is what i cave in mind... flames...with some skulls and the corvette letters red..
    rail covers. ls6 intake and slp air lid..

    what u guys think?

    i like the flame son this one..looks like going through the TB,
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    You can fill the Corvette letters and label them however you would like.

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    ill use some paint.
    paint the covers black, red paint for the letters, and red paint for the skulls red and yellow

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