[TR] Fuel Line

Dave dave1massey at cs.com
Fri Aug 11 19:21:18 MDT 2017

I did mine recently (last five years?) and I used steel for authenticity purposes.  I bought three tubing benders before I found one that works.  The one that works came from O'Reily's.  It is a jack-screw type with a quarter-round ram and two fixed wheels.  Turn the screw until you get the amount of bend you want.  I replicated to geometry of the old fuel lines to goo d effect.  The only down side is all the bends have the same radii which is smaller than the original but only a true anorak would notice.  ;-)

I recommend this style.  Don't waste your time with the others.



Dave Massey



-----Original Message-----
From: David Friedlander <forzion7 at gmail.com>
To: New England Triumphs <net at newenglandtriumphs.org>; TR3 Triumphs <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Sent: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 7:58 pm
Subject: [TR] Fuel Line

Hey List ~

Hope you're all having a great driving season!

I am at the point in my rebuild where I have to install new fuel line in 
my '59 TR3. Some folks say to use copper line (5/16") because it's 
easier to form. Others say to only use steel tubing. I have seen the 
steel Poly Armor fuel line and wonder if anyone here has used it and 
what the lists' consensus on tube type and material is. Steel requires 
more effort to bend and flare, of course.....

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Dave Friedlander

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