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Boom's 68 fastback

Horseplay

I Don't Care. Do you?
I'm thinking of making a small "L" bracket and hanging it from the export brace bolts to mount the regulator and the "Y" vs drilling holes in the firewall. What do you guys think?
I'm an aesthetic first kind of guy. I figure out how I want it to look first and then figure out how to make it function that way second. So in this case I would ask what "looks" best? If you're thinking of hanging it off the brace to just avoid drilling the firewall, I'd say think about it first and go the path that looks better. Holes is holes not a big deal.
 

Boom

Active Member
Thats very true. I do want it to look good, thats why I didn't want to run with the y fitting originally since it'd make me have to run a line along the top of the fuel rails.
 

Grabber70Mach

Well-Known Member
I get it. I have made the switch and do everything in SS now and those handheld tools just can't do the job. It is really nice to clamp the tool in a bench vise and just walk up, insert a bit of tubing and wham bam double flare done like that. Add in my homemade tubing straightener set-up and I can crank out some lines! Now if I can only remember to put the damn fittings on before flaring every time! :mad:
How about some pics of your tubing straightener.
 

Horseplay

I Don't Care. Do you?
How about some pics of your tubing straightener.
Nothing fancy but it does the job. I've used it for 3/16" up to 3/8" stainless and it works well. Can bolt it to my welding table or clamps in the vise on my workbench depending on whichever suits me. 1/4" steel backing plate, 1" box metal and some metal rollers meant for screen doors or such. Only difficult part is the necessity of the threaded holes to mount the wheels/bearings in perfect alignment and parallel placement. The upper set are fixed to the plate and the lower are adjustable via the bolts and washer spacers to accommodate whichever size tubing is being worked.
tube straightener.jpg
 

B67FSTB

The NorCal dude from Belgium
I think 5 rollers would do the job but 9 would do it even better.

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Horseplay

I Don't Care. Do you?
I think 5 rollers would do the job but 9 would do it even better.
I did too. Then thought seven could it and next thing you know there were nine. If I was working with the usual soft material brake line stuff you find at an auto parts store five would have done the trick. Not so when using 3/8" stainless steel tubing.

It should be noted that since my homemade piece is really working mainly in a single plane it's important to keep the tubing positioned so that the curve is in the same plane (or close, as the wheel flanges help to guide it in).
 

Boom

Active Member
Got most of my fuel parts in. They decided to mail the regulator, so still waiting.
 

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Boom

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Got the regulator mounted. What a pain doing this solo. Vice grips are a must have. I still need to run the hardline up to the bottom for the return.

Need to sort out the feed line still but its progress.

On a side note, anyone have issues with the fitting halves not completely touching when assembled? I have one or two that have a paper thin gap still but I feel like I'm about to snap something trying to cinch it any more.
 

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