<VV> tunnel brake line, again

Marc Sheridan sheridan@bright.net
Sat, 31 Jan 2004 15:16:46 -0500

I just measured, there is 19" from the floor to the bottom of the car. And
yes, the area around the trans mount is what concerns me. Do you think I
have enough room to fish it around all the obstacles? I've been afraid to
try, thinking I may add new bends to my line that supposedly has all the
bends it needs.

Marc Sheridan

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harry Yarnell" <hyarnell1@earthlink.net>

> The only issue I see is fishing the line behind the horsecollar (trans
> mount). How much room do you have from the floor to the bottom of the car?
> If you arn't comfortable making double flair ends, then don't; they will
> leak if not done right.
> Harry Yarnell
> perryman garage and orphanage
> perryman, MD
> hyarnell1@earthlink.net
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Marc Sheridan" <sheridan@bright.net>
> To: "virtualvairs" <virtualvairs@corvair.org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 2:52 PM
> Subject: <VV> tunnel brake line, again
> > With the help of the list, I finally removed the long brake line in the
> > tunnel of my '66. Seems that it was ok, but too late now :o).
> >
> > Now my dilemma is getting the new preformed line in. Lately my plan was
> > cut the tubing in a place or two, then rejoin the pieces once I get them
> > into place. But that requires a double flare on the cut ends and so far
> > practice flares on the old line don't look real professional, but look
> like
> > they probably would work.
> >
> > My question is this, should I go ahead with my plan to cut the line or
> > should I remove even more stuff from the bottom of the car to get it in
> one
> > piece. Keep in mind that the car is on jack stands and I don't have a
> of
> > room to work with. If I do cut, what tips do I need to do to get a good
> > double flare?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Marc Sheridan
> > '66 Monza convertible 110/4