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 Post subject: Steel Fuel lines
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:28 am 
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The F12 needs all new fuel lines made. Who can do that or what does it take to form the correct lines? Does anybody supply them readymade?

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 Post subject: Re: Steel Fuel lines
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:30 pm 
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In my opinion the best and easiest option is to use brake line. It is soft enough to form the curves and bends by hand. I used it to make all new fuel lines for my WA40 and it worked great! Regardless of whether the lines are flared or use a soldered on fitting, I can do either, I have a flaring tool and a small soldering torch so it is a piece of cake to remove the old fittings and solder them to a new line.

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 Post subject: Re: Steel Fuel lines
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I use brake lines with compression fittings. No soldering or flaring. Howard I also have a tubing bender you could barrow or if you have the old ones and some new tubing we could do it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Steel Fuel lines
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:16 pm 
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Yes, i have the old lines for patterns. Somebody on facebook suggested that Rice makes the lines in copper but that is not correct.

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he must always carry the look of the land as it was.
He can drive his plow through the nigger-wool,
make fields and roads go every way, build him a fine house
and wear the stiff collar, and yet he will always look like the grass where
the buffalo have eaten and smell of the new ground he has trod.


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 Post subject: Re: Steel Fuel lines
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Copper "work hardens" meaning vibration will eventually make it brittle and break, thats why the originals are steel. May last forever on a lightly used restoration, but why chance it? My father in law had a set of tubing bending springs, I'll see if I can find them.

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 Post subject: Re: Steel Fuel lines
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:48 am 
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I think that would be best if we could bend tubing on-site and show how it's done. (and done right)

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He can drive his plow through the nigger-wool,
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and wear the stiff collar, and yet he will always look like the grass where
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 Post subject: Re: Steel Fuel lines
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My father in law had a set of tubing bending springs


Howard I think this what Brian was talking about, also a tube bending tool. if needed I can send anything in the pic. That tool shows the bend degree's too.

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