Well, what I ended up doing, was cutting the lines right above the leaf spring shackle, and cutting the rubber hoses just before the front wheelwell.
Then, I got a 5ft section each of 5/16, 1/4, and 3/16 line, did a little bending of the ends, just to separate them from each other, and used some fuel hose and clamps to connect them.
Actually, for the charcoal canister line, I just used some 7/64" vacuum hose, as that's all that could be found. in that size. I used 1/4" hose for the return line off of the fuel filter, and 5/16" hose for the main feed line.
I didn't actually use fuel injection hose, because I didn't have any at the time. I might just change that later on, after reading about those horror stories.
I also put a clear purolator fuel filter BEFORE the fuel pump, so I can see just what's coming from the tank. If it starts to look really nasty, I'll drop the tank and clean it out. I got a locking ring and o-ring on the way from RockAuto.com, less than 4 bucks!!
Also changed the air filter, the oil filter, and the oil, and new brake shoes on the passenger side. Oh, and I put on my fresh new license plates!
Tomorrow will see new rear shocks, and the other side's brake shoes, and new plugs, cap, and rotor. Oh, and new wiper blades, and any light bulbs that are burnt out. Plug wires will be arriving on Monday or Tuesday, as will the front brake pads.
Hopefully, the brake lines aren't in the same boat as the fuel lines. Which reminds, me, the air tube going into the catalytic converter is broken right at the cat. What have you guys done as far as repairing that sort of thing? I'm thinking a wire-wheel on a drill to clean it up, and weld it back on. Fortunately, I don't need to get smog-checked or anything here in Wisconsin, otherwise I think this car would be off the road for quite a bit longer.
Looking at the pan diagrams, it seems I've got a 904 transmission. Haven't really started digging into it yet, but what's the 'preferred' transmisison, the 904, or the 727? Not that I plan on making changes anytime soon.
That's all for today! Hopefully, this isn't too much off topic, as none of this was performed in the garage, but out in the driveway. Seems like the garage, rather than a place to park cars, is a place to store and organize tools. lol!
Oh, and I suppose I may as well put up some pictures.
Here's the photo I took last September, when I first bought the car (it sat there all winter, as I didn't have a place to put it, plus the owner needed to get me the proper paperwork for the title transeR:
Kinda dirty, from tree sap and other crap, but the grill is PERFECT!! and just a tiny tiny bit of the chrome trim under the passenger hi-beam light , otherwise all the trim on the car is awesome!
This thing is in Wisconsin, and it's freakin CLEAN!! There's a Rusty Jones sticker in the back window, so it was anti-rust treated at some point, which is a GOOD thing:
Rockers and Door Bottoms on a 23-year-old Wisconsin car don't come much cleaner than this!!