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PostPosted: June 6, 2014, 7:26 am 
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Anyway, I'd remove that Tee and toss it.

Or take it out back and smash hell out of it with a hammer... Therapeutic, doncha know... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: June 6, 2014, 8:10 am 
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I had a couple of bad tees on TETANUS. I thought I was screwing up inverted flares and the issue was the machined part :BH:

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if you're hand-flaring steel lines, its very easy to push the initial bubble flare off center, prior to folding it in fr the double flare. then, when you tighten it into the fitting, the harder steel deforms the brass, pushing the inverted cone off center.

I had a similar persistent leakage problem on the B-3 front brakes, (on which I was using MGB nickel-copper pipes) which turned out to be badly formed flares on the ends of the brake pipes. I had to break it all down and redo the doouble flares where the brake pipes mated with the brass T-fitting from the front master cylinder.

check your flares and make sure they're concentric and straight.

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PostPosted: June 7, 2014, 1:27 am 
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Thank for the comments. Yes I plan on getting a new Tee as the first flare may have been off center and could have damaged the fitting. This week at work I worked on the MegaSquirt EMC at the motel.
This weekend I have to show a son inlaw how to change a timing belt but hopefully I'll be able to provide guidance and work on my car.

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That's why I just buy premade steel lines from a local parts store even though I have the tools to flare my own and would not hesitate to flare aluminum lines. The premade lines also have an epoxy coating. The line rack is usually in the back of the store, but a smart clerk will allow you to go back there escorted to select the lines.

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Yes I thought of using premade lines but have had good success in the past flaring my own. And as this particular line is SAE on one end and metric on the other I don't think I would find a premade one.
I replaced the steel line with one made with 'Cunifer' tubing from Fedhill and I highly recommend it.

From their web site http://www.fedhillusa.com
FedHill is the exclusive importer for Cunifer™ brake line products. Cunifer™ is a seamless, copper-nickel alloy DOT approved brake line that is as strong as steel, completely corrosion proof and is easier to work with than any other brake lines on the market. It is easy to bend, which allows it to be snaked into positions that conventional brake lines cannot. Cunifer™ also flares easier, seals better and requires less prepartion than any other tubing on the market. It does not rust, so it is perfect for any environment. No other brake tubing compares for strength, reliability and ease of installation!

The line is softer then steel and when I complete the flare I stop short and leave the fitting to do the final seating. Of course that said I do have a leak. so my recommendation is probably not worth much.

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PostPosted: June 8, 2014, 12:08 am 
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The brake tee was damaged by the first steel line. I couldn't find one locally but had one I could tap to make work.
I was worried the new line may be damaged but here is a picture of the end of the new line and after install NO LEAKS :D
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While helping the son inlaw with the timing belt I decided it was time to let the car feel the ground for the first time.
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Sure looks small sitting there. I guess I should wire up the head lights or at least install the left light.
What a great feeling, starter, clutch, brakes, steering all working and ready to go. :cheers:
The wife said she was going to take the seats to get reupholstered next week.

The one negative for the day is when I fill the engine with water I found the water pump started to leak. Just a minor inconvenience.

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On the ground and rolling around, yes, that's got to be exciting. Congratulations! That has got to be a major milestone in anyone's book.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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It dose feel good. A lot of guys get their car on the ground as soon as they can get the tires on but I kept finding things to do that were easier with the car up where I didn't have to bend over. But I'm anxious to get the engine running so I think it was time. I am having trouble connecting with my MegaSquirt and I posted in the MegaSquirt thread and MSextra forum and I hope to have that sorted next weekend.

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I like the engineering of your throttle pedal, to prevent bending the cable near the crimp/soldered end. Nicely done!

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Thanks. It's the stock cable and almost to short (another foot would have been nice to run around the front of the engine instead of over it. It dose work nice and smooth and with all the pedals working I found I need to move the throttle pad over to the right. At least I built in some adjustment to all the pedals so its just a matter of unscrewing the pad and moving it.

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PostPosted: July 29, 2014, 8:48 pm 
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I won't be updating any time soon as I sold my house and moved to Reno, Nevada. But we haven't found a house yet so the car is in storage at my Daughter's house at south lake tahoe while the wife and I live in a travel trailer.

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Good luck in your new locale. Just remember to hold out for a great garage or shop when you buy! Husbands deserve happiness too.

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Oh, trust me I will have a shop that will not have the wife's car in it. I'm looking for a two bay with work area. But it may take a while to find or I may have to build my own.

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A long time has past but I haven't given up. I now live in Reno, Nevada on two acres and am waiting on the paper work to start my shop/house. Here is a rough plan view
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And a view of the south side from the street as shown in the winter. I should get enough solar heating for most of the heating in the winter.
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The gray panel on the right side is for solar water heating.

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