Thanks Paul. I was just wondering. I know the tank in the MG sits back further than the stock location in a beetle and wondered if a new line was run up out of the tunnel or there was a flex like running from the tank to the original fuel line in the tunnel up front.
Whoever built my car ran a length of fuel line from the tank then to a copper line run under the left floorboard along the pan and up into the engine compartment, then another fuel line to the filter and fuel pump. I may blow out the old line in the center tunnel to see if it is clean and unobstructed because I think my present line is a little too exposed.
Even hard copper is a relatively soft metal. The pan is steel. It will rub a hole in copper over time. That’s why fuel line is either hard steel or braided stainless steel. The braided line carries a warning about abrasion. Think about replacing what you have with steel. The bender isn’t expensive. Harbor Freight carries it. Line is available by the roll from Eastwood. Better safe than very sorry. VW engine fires tend to ignight the magnesium in the crankcase. They aren’t pretty.