<VV> Double Flair SS Fuel Lines
Chris & Bill Strickland
lechevrier at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 23 04:12:02 EST 2010
>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.
>I had a friend who took Stainless Steel lines and Swagelok connections and ... they
Stainless tubing is not a good candidate for single or double flaring --
it is too "brittle" and tends to split, although I have managed to do a
few over the years that held together at least for a while, most went
into the scrap pile. That's why most shiny fuel lines are chromed,
after forming and fitting -- check with your plater before pursuing this
route, or perhaps check with a local tubing supply and fabrication shop.
I have a preference for the Rigid brand flaring sets, or other name
brand sets in that identical style.
Although 'Swagelok' has a fine line of fittings, the ones probably most
commonly available in Corvair fuel line sizes are a compression style
fitting -- compression fittings are not recommended for fuel lines on
engines due to vibration loosening and the resulting potential fire hazard.
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