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Where can I get some new pre-bent fuel lines (tank forward) for my 65?
Also, I have a 390 bolted up to a TCI Streetfighter transmission, the drive shaft is actually a little too short for my liking, the yoke doesn't seem go into the transmission as far as it should. Is there a year/make out there that anyone knows of that might have a bit longer shaft that will interchange? If not, what is the minimum length in the tailshaft?
 

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only about 3/4 to 1 inch of slip yoke should be visible when the car is at rest, according to many driveline shops. The factory install may vary up 1 to 2 inches showing.

If you change ride height, it could change the geometery a little. Plus, there was no factory option for a C-6 in 65, the closest factory part might be one from a '66 with FE. and early C-6.

The C-6 is actually slightly longer than the cast iron cruisomatic, so most of the time the factory FE drive shaft is a slam dunk. However, if you started with a sbf with C-4 or Cruiso, then you may want to find an FE driveshaft. The best bet is to measure what you have, then hit the junk yards. Or have one made.

finelines, inline tubes both have what you need (also many vendor supply the lines). Just so you know, you probably will not be able to install the fuel line in one piece with the body still on the frame. The factory installed them on the bare frame, before bolting the body to the chassis. I have heard of guys running bulk line in one piece...even then its a PITA. Who knows, maybe you can discover the trick?

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I just bought a roll of steel at autozone and managed to get in ran in one piece- but definitely was a pain. Lots of rags/rugs covering stuff you dont want scratched up... Tranny lines were similar...unroll, fish thru(bending as needed) restraightening, bend with tube bender, restraighten again...came out OK, but wasnt fun at all...the hardest part was the tranny lines- was huge mistake not doing those while body was off- the oilpan clips were a total pain to get at to fish lines thru...2 evenings cramped up under there running tubing...

I got finelines stainless brake lines- PITA to get tight/sealed as stainless dont 'mush' like low carbon steel- still suprised I didnt break a fitting from excessive torque (I pity the next guy that tries to get them loose, if that ever is needed) and did run those before body went on. If I had to do again I would just buy steel and not worry about rusting- never drive the thing anyway.
 

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Started with an FMX transmisson, the TCI unit mounting location for the crossmember was off, had to buy a relocation kit for the crossmember.
 

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i did the same trans swap as you in my 66. I had to push the crossmember back a little and I got a custom driveshaft made. It was a little more but it was a much easier solution.
 
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