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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 11:15 pm 
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Am I right in thinking fuel feed is 6mm and return is 8mm?

Also what size do I need for brake lines?

Looking at replacing all lines on the car

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 1:46 am 
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Fuel is 8mm, return is 6mm.

I can't remember the brake line sizes.

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 7:25 am 
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 7:26 am 
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Could I do both in 8mm? Just 25ft of 8mm will do both line lol

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:24 am 
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You can use an 8mm as a return.
Best on an injection system anyway as the return line is pressurised.

I have made up 2 8mm lines out of the PVC coated gas pipe that I will use on the festival.
I will just make a reducer for the carburettor side of the pipe as that is still 6mm.

Just be careful as the copper pipe stuff crushes very easy, so fitting a steel insert in each end my be wise.

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:31 am 
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Thanks Jason, I've got some 6mm reinforced hose just testing its fuel resistance! I may not use copper then, just get flexible fuel hose

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 11:21 am 
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"Automec" do full pipe sets complete with ends for about £90 ..... Used them 2 or 3 years ago, pipes were cut to correct length ..... Or they will sell you a 25 foot coil of pipe for about £20.


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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 5:10 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 7:32 pm 
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Brake pipe is a standard size usually of 3/16 .

mk1 xr2 had 8mm fuel supply and return not sure why mk2 went to 6mm return :?

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:05 pm 
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Thanks xr2000 I'll get some ordered up

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 10:23 pm 
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Looking at this for the fuel feed

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272024452250

Thinking of running it through the car rather than underneath

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 12:50 pm 
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Chris if you use that stuff and run it through your car will constantly stink of fuel. if you want to run it through your car and it not to smell of fuel you need teflon lines.

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 3:25 pm 
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really?!

why will it smell if it proper fuel hose?

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 6:29 pm 
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harmzyxr2 wrote:
really?!

why will it smell if it proper fuel hose?


cos its not designed for inside a car in a confined space ,best place for fuel line is under the floor unless you are going rallying :cool!:

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 7:33 pm 
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The rubber stuff will let a bit of fuel go through the wall. Can hive you a head ache after a while.

I used 8mm aluminium hard line inside the car. I didnt want to run it next to the exhaust and any other place under the floor is a lot more exposed to speed bumps.

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 8:48 pm 
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It's going under the floor! Just gonna be easier

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In the original position down the side of the chassis rail its well away from danger :cool!:

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:10 am 
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yep think thats whats gonna happen

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Yeah as said it allows the vapors through, if you do what xr2000 suggested and basically use the chassis rail as a shield it will be fine :)

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:D :D :cool!:

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