I would suggest installing the distributor first and placing some paper towels in any open holes on the intake to prevent anything from falling into the engine. A thermostat housing bolt falling into the distributor hole would require oil pan removal. Looks good...Ok, update. Intake manifold is on. Now to the other items such as the vacuum line to the transmission, the water lines, the temperature sensor, the thermostat housing, the distributor and the carburetor. Any suggestions on a specific order that makes it easier?
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I would recommend ordering a 66 model year fuel line which runs in front of the distributor and has a barb formed on the end to keep the hose on. That Edelbrock fuel line kit has a -6AN connection with 3/8" hose barb. -6 AN Male Flare to 5/16" Hose Barb Adapter Fitting AN6 6AN -6AN 5/16 Push Lock | eBay A 5/16" to -6AN would make the connection easierAt this point I am putting it back together as you can see. A few issues at this point maybe you can help me solve.
First, where to cut the metal fuel line to run a rubber one to the barbed in of the fuel line that goes to the carburetor? Where is the preferred cut to make it easy and maintain as much metal line as possible? Or, since the two lines look like different diameters, do I need to run a new line all the way to the fuel pump?
Second, is there a preferred method for the pcv line or just run it from the carburetor to the valve cover? Looks like a much smaller hose than before, is this an issue?
Lastly,any ideas on running the metal line from the distributor to the carburetor since the new carburetor does not have a direct fit connection?
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Correct, that steel line should run in front of the distributor and end close enough that you attach to the barb with a small section of hose. You may have to tweak the line some to match with the edlebrock, I would recommend the steel line versus stainless as it would be easier to tweak.So, if I am understanding correctly, use this fuel line for a 1966. This will connect to the fuel pump and has the connection fitting on one end.
Classic Tube Stainless Steel Fuel Pump to Carburetor Line for 1966, 1967 and 1968 Mustangs with a 289 Engine.www.cjponyparts.com
And the other end will attach to this:
Then, it is easy to attach both barbs