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Old 10-16-2020, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by lazarat View Post
Actually that did occur to me I thought it had enough bends close to that point to absorb but yes I did consider a couple loops. I am just curious as to why twice in two days after two years of no problems. I may go with one of the other suggestions above.
That tubing is now work hardened from moving around. I doubt it will ever work without breaking again. The braided stainless is probably the best, Speedway has pre cut lengths with the fittings already installed, I bought some -3 for my flexible brake lines.
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Old 10-16-2020, 08:41 PM
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Be careful of routing of braided stainless. I can saw through stuff if it vibrates against it. Saw it happen to a handle bar riser on a motor cycle.
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 28sawrig View Post
Check your motor/trans mounts
Thanx again for replies and knowledge.

The motor/trans mounts are tight as a drum...but!

I was told the car had a mild cam, possibly high torque. When I got the car the distributor was loose among many other loose things. The timing tag is missing so It took a few tries and recently I found the sweet spot, quick easy start, the best performance, but a slightly rougher idle. I am liking where I have it set, but the very slight vibration and overworked tubing as Bamamav stated leads me into the direction of the stainless, but will take a peak at electric.

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Old 10-18-2020, 09:11 AM
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Copper, like aluminum, work hardens. Meaning as it is bent back and forth it becomes brittle and will break.
One or two coils stops the bending effect at the fitting but, Doc's suggestion is the ultimate fix.
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by lazarat View Post
Anyway , I made it home, and now deleted the oil pressure opening by plugging it with a stainless fine thread bolt I happened to have.
Be careful with running a bolt in there. That is for a tapered pipe fitting, so jamming a bolt in it could possibly damage the threads, making another problem...
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