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Re: [Fot] Cutting Aeroquip Hoses..

To: "steve" <>, "FOT" <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] Cutting Aeroquip Hoses..
From: "David Talbott" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 17:58:12 -0700
Be aware that it sounds like the setup that you have now (in addition to being
ancient) is not really what most people think of as "Aeroquip",  but rather an
inexpensive faux Aeroquip that kinda looks like the real stuff, and at best it
may add some chafing resistance to the rubber hose, but not much else.  You
need to get a copy of an Earls Catalog ( ) or
something similar, and start reading.  I suggest Earls only because of Carroll
Smith's relationship with them, which brings up the related subject of the
desirability of getting a copy of Smiths'  Nuts,Bolts,Fasteners and Plumbing
Handbook.  Be warned that the catalogs and the books are a lot cheaper than
the plumbing bits, but that's racing.

David Talbott, President
Architectural Reproductions, Inc.
Portland, Oregon
Toll Free (888) 440-8007
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: steve
  To: FOT
  Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 5:12 PM
  Subject: [Fot] Cutting Aeroquip Hoses..

  My Dad's old TR3 arrived via Passport Transport on Monday night.  Each night
after work, I'm out there puttering around trying to tidy up the engine
compartment a bit. It's in great condition but I've always wanted to clean up
the location of a few lines, wires, etc..

  One of the things I'd like to do is to replace the 17year old Aeroquip fuel
lines with new stuff.

  The braided SS fuel hoses on the car were cut to length with a hack-saw.
Then, the prickly ends were wrapped in a few loops of black tape.  Over that
goes a hose clamp.  When I shop around online for Aeroquip tubing and
fittings, all the ends available seem to be THREADED fittings.  Is there a
more elegant solution to clamp the ends onto the SU carb fuel-input pipes than
the hack saw, tape, hose clamp method?

  Anyone use rubber fuel tubing instead of the braided line?

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