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A gas line question if you please?


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My 50 hp Force died a couple weeks ago and I had to break down and get a new 50 hp Mercury. Ni problems getting it to mount and connect to my trim/ignition/etc. But, the gas line for my old motor connected to the motor with a two prong snap on fitting which I liked. It allowed me to disconnect the line and take the gas tank into the garage were it would be safe. My new motor just has a hose nipple. You just slide on the gas hose and put a hose clamp on it   but this would make it difficult to disconnect after each trip and bring it into the garage. 

Do you guys know if there is any way to adapt this new motor to a snap connection?

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You can get a tank with a fitting. You did on next fuel line at gas tank. Hose stays with motor.

would that be ok?

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IIRC most tank outlets are just 1/4" pipe threads.

Could buy a male/female quick connect set and put them on the tank. I prefer Mercury twist lock connectors over anything else.

You may also be able to unscrew the barb on the motor and install a quick connect there. If it's pipe thread, should be no problem getting a connector.

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Because portable fuel tanks only have one-way vents now (they can draw air in but can't push it out) they are phasing out the quick connect fittings.   If your tank has the new EPA mandated vent be sure to relieve the pressure in the tank by loosening the fill cap before snapping the fitting onto it.....or you'll get a shot of pressurized fuel in your face.

Stupidest idea ever, but now we have to live with it.

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12 hours ago, MrGiggles said:

IIRC most tank outlets are just 1/4" pipe threads.

Could buy a male/female quick connect set and put them on the tank. I prefer Mercury twist lock connectors over anything else.

You may also be able to unscrew the barb on the motor and install a quick connect there. If it's pipe thread, should be no problem getting a connector.

The twist lock connectors I have had in the past tend to leak a little but they have probably improved since "then". (1965?) Worth another look. This stupid hose barb on the motor seems very flimsy and it does not seem to be threaded on as there is no hex design on it to grab with a wrench, etc. It is also recessed into the motor and very difficult to access.

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The problem with quick-connect couplers is that when disconnected the O-ring dries out so when you reconnect it the first time you have a 50/50 chance that it will not leak.  The second time your odds are 60/40, and so on.  

If the O-ring in the coupler is blue then those are the alcohol resistant ones.   If it's black then its life is probably gonna be pretty short.  

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