1978 Dodge 440 fuel line routes

The friendliest place on the web for anyone with an RV or an interest in RVing!
If you have answers, please help by responding to the unanswered posts.

310westsider

New member
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Posts
1
I have a 1978 dodge fireball r/v with a 440 engine and i am replacing the fuel delivery system. I cannot find any pics of the fuel lines and thier specific routes from the tanks to the mechanical fuel pum
p on engine to the carb. If anyone can help me let me know
 

moisheh

Well-known member
Joined
May 22, 2013
Posts
202
The lines go along the frame rails. But originally they ran too close to the exhaust. 440's are notorious for vapor locking. There are some mods that will help. Change all the fuel lines to 3/8 inch. Install a pusher electric fuel pump close to the tank. This Wii pressurize the fuel line up to the mechanical pump. Higher pressure rases the boiling point if the fuel. Try to buy premium fuel that does not contain methanol. You should try to keep the engine compartment cool.  Change the clutch fan to one from a 454 Chev. They cut in sooner. Don't buy a cheap one. Hope this helps.
 
Top Bottom