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The fuel duct/oxidizer dome attach point.

Note the bulbous reservoir at the end of the duct. During engine development, the engine suffered from hard starts; it was discovered that this could be solved by admitting the oxidizer into the combustion chamber before the fuel. Rather than change the timing on the valves or otherwise modifying the engine start sequence, engineers added this reservoir to the end of the fuel duct, delaying the fuel's entrance into the combustion chamber.

APS Engine fuel line at Celebrating Apollo
Time picture taken Fri Nov 3 12:18:40 2017
Location picture taken Gilbert H. Hansen Photography Gallery
EAA AirVenture Museum
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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