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m roj
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i already have the dry break fuel sampling connector on the car, and i'm struggling to find out what the actual connector is that i need with a bit of clear tubing crimped onto it, so i can drain fuel. 

here's what i'm trying to find, in purple. I managed to find one website in UK, got a quote and chocked on my dinner, they wanted £240.  Surely it can't be that expensive, it just looks like a regular pipe fitting connector with a 'tail' to push some clear tubing onto. Surely?

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no - keep choking - they are ridiculously expensive, but also very high quality...

See the following link for a similar complete set (used)... maybe that's a cheaper way of getting what you need?

https://racecarsdirect.com/Advert/Details/124854/fia-staubli-fuel-sampling-kit-earls-fittings


   
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Seth Higgins
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I am making my own using the jiffy-tite fittings. Since you already have the T-fitting these are all you would need as long as it is -6 AN and some cheap hose for the barb fitting. I got my hose from Amazon for 12$. I made the entire kit for 160$.

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Posted by: @higgins613

I am making my own using the jiffy-tite fittings. Since you already have the T-fitting these are all you would need as long as it is -6 AN and some cheap hose for the barb fitting. I got my hose from Amazon for 12$. I made the entire kit for 160$.

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aaah ah! -6 AN, ok so '-6' was the on the quote description, i didn't know what it was referring to. So it's the type of fitting. 

brill ok so looking at your pic, i'd only need the bottom item it looks like, + some hose?

 

i also found this below, says it's a -6 AN fitting - but not sure if the hose would be swappable for something clear - how is the hose normally attached to the connector, is it 'crimped' on and therefore difficult to replace? Or easy to swap? 

 

EDIT: Looks like the hoses can be attached with some sort of crimped clamp or jubilee clip, so think i'll stick with your DIY route...get the connector, tube, clip. Should be job done. 
Found this excellent video on youtube demonstrating the different types of fittings and how the hoses are attached to them: 

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If you were to go with the jiffy-tite fittings you would need both items in picture. You would replace the fitting already on the car with part # 32306. Attach some 3/8” hose to the other fitting part # 31506P with some simple jubilee clamps. 

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@rojid 

"-6 AN" is the size of the fitting... not the type.

As higgins613 says you will need BOTH fittings in his picture if you go that direction....


   
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@rojid 

"-6 AN" is the size of the fitting... not the type.

As higgins613 says you will need BOTH fittings in his picture if you go that direction....

i'm confused again then - he said as i already have the T fitting i just need the -6 AN connector (so just the female end), and stick the hose on. 

Wouldn't that then already fit onto the T connector i've already got in the car?

 

EDIT: oh hang on i see, as you say -6 AN is  just referring to the size, but the type of connector wouldn't fit. Goddit. 


   
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Posted by: @higgins613

If you were to go with the jiffy-tite fittings you would need both items in picture. You would replace the fitting already on the car with part # 32306. Attach some 3/8” hose to the other fitting part # 31506P with some simple jubilee clamps. 

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i thought i'd only need the female part (31506P) with some tube stuck on the other end, to attach to my existing T connector. 

so actually what i need to do is identify what T connection i already have, then identify the correct size female adaptor?

 


   
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@rojid the “T-fitting” circled in green would stay. You would then remove the fitting circled in red and replace with BOTH parts in the original picture I sent. The T-fitting is NOT part of the QD. 

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@rojid the “T-fitting” circled in green would stay. You would then remove the fitting circled in red and replace with BOTH parts in the original picture I sent. The T-fitting is NOT part of the QD. 

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Got it! Perfect thank you. 

i see why i was confused now... i thought that red bit was part of the T connector, didn't realise it just screwed onto it. 


   
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@rojid Have you gone for the diy cheaper dry break route? If so I’d be interested in the old dry break you’ve removed from the car (the part in the red circle). Are you based in the UK?

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m roj
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@alex-heavens hiya - i am indeed, east mids. feel free to PM me for details etc. 

EDIT sorry ignore that! thought  i was in another thread on here where i've swapped out the dry break fuel cap for a normal one....wires crossed here.  
No i haven't removed it yet but i was coming round to it, as i do want to swap over to DIY solution - not high on priority list at the mo because i can just keep the car topped up on track every half hour. 
Planning to get round to it some point soon in March, will let you know when i've swapped over and can agree on whatever its worth etc before i flog it in the usual places. 


   
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@rojid Ok great will PM you 👍


   
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m roj
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@higgins613 

hiya....finally got round to screwing this on. 

Bit of a bummer that 32306 doesnt come with a cap to cover the end! i'm a bit weary about leaving a dry break fitting exposed. 

did yours not come with a cap either or maybe they forgot to supply me with one?!

 

EDIT: They sell the cap seperately. I mean come ooooooooooooon. Typical. 

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/jif-ms3000p?rrec=true


   
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