<VV> Palm Springs Adventure

Charles Lee Chaz at ProperProper.com
Thu Nov 4 01:00:42 EDT 2010

... and copper is easier to bend than steel  ?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Monasterio" <dmonasterio at hotmail.com>
To: <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>; "VirtualVairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> Palm Springs Adventure

> 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.
> Daniel Monasterio
>> 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 
>> (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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