[TR] Fuel Line

David Friedlander forzion7 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 19:53:08 MDT 2017

Hmmmm.... For the man who has [about] everything.... A $279 hydraulic
flaring tool! Sorry, Paul but that's outta my price range... but it
*looks *nice.
If I planned on making many flares over time, I might think about it
but.... Right now, I just want to see if there's consensus on type of
tubing and how to best form it. Not a lot of consensus so far...

Thanks, Paul..


On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:41 PM, Paul Tegler <ptegler at verizon.net> wrote:

> i'm sure you'll get a zillion variations in responses, but I've simplified
> my rebuilds.... I simply pick up coated steel brake lines at my local FLAPS.
> Cut the ends off (to remove the pre-crimped nuts)   Now I DO have a nice
> hand powered hydraulic flanger. so bubbles, doubles, single flairs are dirt
> simple. The beauty of this flare tool is I can do it on the car in tight
> places and get near perfect flairs in seconds.  So many will tell you to
> only use 'conifer' (a copper alloy?) which is easier to bend. But even the
> little cheap FLAPS nut cracker looking benders do a decent enough job...is
> all I use.
> holy crap!...just did a quick google... man they have gone up in price! I
> only paid around $125 6-8 years ago
> ...anyway....if you can afford it... a GREAT tool ...NFI...just very glad
> I bought it!
> http://www.tooltopia.com/mastercool-71475prc.aspx?utm_
> source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=paid_search_
> google_pla&adpos=1o1&scid=scplpMAS71475PRC&sc_intid=MAS71475PRC&gclid=
> That is the all up kit...does 7-10 differnt types amd multiple sizes of
> each. They do make a small kit
> Paul Tegler ptegler at verizon.net www.teglerizer.com
> On 8/11/2017 6:17 PM, David Friedlander wrote:
> 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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