<VV> Double Flair Fule Lines

efki at verizon.net efki at verizon.net
Wed Dec 22 18:38:09 EST 2010

Hi Adam,
Where are the leaks? Are they at the carbs? Swagelok stainless fittings are not flared. They use ferrules and compress (or swage) them on the tubing to get the seal. I was thinking of running stainless steel fuel lines. Connecting to the carbs was the issue. I douldn't find a Swagelok fitting that worked.

Happy Holidays,
Dec 22, 2010 12:17:52 PM, parkman76 at verizon.net wrote:

My 1965 Corsa 140 Convertible has been out of commission for the past 9
months or so. It seems I had a small fuel leak in the engine bay. So I
decided to tear out all the fuel lines and start over. I had a friend who
took Stainless Steel lines and Swagelok connections and bend all the piping
into place. It looks pretty good but the flares are not holding up, they
still leak.

1. Does anyone know what tools are best for thick walled Stainless
Steel? I have been trying myself only I can't seem to get it right.
2. Does anyone ins the San Jose, Ca area know anyone who could make the
double flare connections?


Adam Parker

1965 Corsa 140 Convertable

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