I've always bent line by finding an appropriate diameter pipe (like a large
plumbing pipe, a post in a parking lot, etc.) and carefully bending the line
around the pipe.... It gives a very nice radius if done carefully... (and is
perhaps a bit more clean than Malcom's knee... but I don't know!)
Check out my engine's fuel line... this was done by hand in this manner...
(the pipe from the fuel pump to the carbs) (the pipe between the bowls of
the carbs was already on the car, not done by me)
Malcolm Walker wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Aug 1998, Coday Family wrote:
> > I think I can shape the new line successfully even without a brake
> > line bender if I am patient and deliberate. Anybody have any success
> > bending the brake lines without a bender?
> Yes, I've been able to bend lines without a bender. Usually this happens
> when the line *almost fits* and I don't feel like galloping back down into
> the basement to get the bender.
> I suggest you get some 3/16 brake hose from the auto supply and practice a
> bit before playing with the new line. It is easier to add a curve than to
> remove one; and I don't think kinks are removeable at all.
> A good trick is to wear soft pants and use your knee to give a "radius" -
> less likely to kink then.
> > Will have to get the motor started this weekend or next weekend and
> > start tuning a bit.
> Be prepared for disappointment!! My engine sure is grumpy. I only got it
> to "putter" once and then I foolishly turned it off. The electrics are
> all getting the "once-over" before I try again.