'58 to '62 Spiders:
Complete New Spider Kit for 1958-1962 Corvettes:
Note: This is a picture of the '58 - 62 Kit.
Assembly & Tips:
To prevent a liquid lock that can bend rods and do other damage to you engine - use a siphon breaker kit. When the ignition goes off the fule stops - no dribbles or siphoning. Even if you have installed a siphon breaker in the fuel meter - use one of these kits.
Never reuse an "O" ring - it may look good but under pressure and temperatuperature it may not deform to perfectly fill all the voids between the tube fitting and the "O" ring seat in the pump body. This may cause a low pressure seep of fuel around the tubes. Request a few extra "O" rings with your order. Use them once and throw them away.
In all fuel injection systems the old saying "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" is still true. All new spiders and tube kits are carefully cleaned and inspected during manufacture, inspected before flow testing and again as they are cleaned and packaged for shipping. Contamination from debris in old tubing will make even a new spider fail. So when replacing a spider all fuel passages / lines up stream from the spider need to be cleaned or replaced (all new lines are included in the spider kit), the fuel pump needs to be inspected for foreign material, and the inlet fuel lines need to be cleaned and inspected, and the fuel filter needs to be replaced. Do not use TEFLON tape to seal threads as a small amount of tape can get through the system and will plug a spider or injector nozzle.&nb injector nozzle. A product called "LEAK LOCK" is available at refrigeration supply facilities, it is immune to gasoline and ethyl glycol and has a "Very Effective Chemical Resistance". A small amount of this on threads and the threads seal perfectly and if used sparingly it's blue color is invisible externally. "Leak Lock" is manufactureded by the HIGHSIDE CHEMICALS INC., Gulfport, Mississippi.
All fittings should be cleaned, wiped down with alcohol, the threads inspected, the solenoid valve flushed with clean alcohol, dried, and a small amount of "Leak Lock" applied to the lead fitting threads and the fittings firmly installed in the valve in their proper orientation. With "Leak Lock" it is no longer necessary to wrench the fitting tight and over tighten them to get the proper orientation. It takes a little time for "Leak Lock" to set but once it does the joint is "sealed".
There is a "no questions asked" replacement of a spiders, tubes, or fittings if you are unhappy with any product. There is one exception: a spider returned for warranty replacement that has been contaminated, as determined by our postmortem, with foreign material will NOT be replaced FREE of charge. Please read the "Cleanliness" section.
What you get when you purchase a spider kit for your 58 - 62 fuel injected car:
- Each spider kit comes with the correct spider - includes new fuel manifold - anti-dribble valve, spider tubes, fuel nozzle nuts and ferrules.
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