STILL RUNNING WITH CHOKE HALF OPEN

Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:38 pm

Well I know now that the tank is clean and I want to proceed with replacing the gas line and rebuilding the carb.

Geo. is that brake line you had the right size for the gas line? Where can I get new fittings for the carb and sed. bowl? One of mine is stripped...

Any suggestions on gas line making and bending would be appreciated.

Thanks

Mike

Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:17 pm

Mike,

Buy a 5/16" x 18" brake line at any local auto parts store. It will come with the right fittings... but you'll have to cut the flared ends off and add 5/16" compression ferrules (or olives as some call them).

I don't think I can write a description of how to do the bending, but it really isn't difficult. There are benders made for the purpose, but I just use a small pulley.

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Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:32 pm

The tubing benders make a lot tighter bend than you need for the gas line. A v-pulley of reasonable width and diameter sounds like a good idea. I've done them free-hand but it requires care to not put a kink in.