>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?
I converted my old street TR4 to Aeroquip lines with AN fittings.
Intially, I use the hose clamps to
hold the line on the carbs.This wasn't a good solution. The Aeroquipped
line wasn't as flexible as
the rubber hose and caused one of the brass fittings on the float bowl
lid to fatigue and break. It
was the only time in 17 years my `4 didn't get me home. Fortunately, I
was just across town. I
had a local machine shop weld aluminum AN fittings on the carbs. From
then on it was "plain
OBTW, you can use a Dremel tool cut off wheel to get through the braid,
then any good utility
knife will get you through the "rubber". The Dremel will give you a
cleaner cut with less "prickly
Greg Petrolati Champaign, Illinois
That's not a leak... My car's just marking its territory...
>From: "Kramer, Robert" <RKramer@rdoequipment.com>
>To: "steve" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "FOT" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [Fot] Cutting Aeroquip Hoses..
>Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:20:05 -0500
>I used the TFE hose and high presssure fittings for the fuel system in
>my TR4A. I bought all the pieces from Speedway Motors online. The links
>are listed below. The neat thing about this stuff is that you can easily
>make up sections in lengths you need as you go. I don't know how many
>pieces I made from my dual outlet, 2 pump system to the regulator under
>the hood, but it looks great. I have a bulkhead fitting for the main
>line where it goes through the firewall and another for the coolant line
>from my fuel pressure gauge isolator. The fittings are reusable and the
>hose doesn't have a 5 second rule like rubber encapsulated stuff. I used
>electrical tape and a cut-off wheel, blow out the dust and used silicone
>grease to ease assembly. The only worry is crimping if you bend it too
>tightly. Have a look.
>RDO Equipment Co.
>16415 North IH 35
>Pflugerville, TX 78660
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