<VV> Palm Springs Adventure
dmonasterio at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 4 00:50:46 EDT 2010
Copper pipe works real fine on temporary fixing gas lines as it needs single flare only. Double flare is a must on steel pipe.
BTW, copper pipe is easier to get.
> From: hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
> To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
> Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 21:40:31 -0500
> Subject: <VV> Palm Springs Adventure
> I got lucky on one trip - about 50 or so miles from home - in Woodstock, IL.
> Smelled fuel and checked - on the Vert. Leak at that little 90 degree bend
> which goes into the secondary carb on the right side. Pulled into a FLAPS
> (local is a relative term here) which I could see a block away and bought a
> piece of line.
> The guy behind the counter let me borrow (off the shelf) a new tube bender
> and a flare tool. So, on a 90+ August day and with the sweat dripping onto
> the inside surface of my glasses, I set about to replicate that short,
> tight, 90 degree bend for the secondary. I found out that you can't make
> that bend with a hand tool.
> On the third try (giving up on the 90 bend) I created a loop to carry gas to
> that carb. Since it was a single flare, it only lasted about six weeks, but
> I was prepared by then. I now carry those short 90 bends in my road kit.
> Later, JR
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