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#1 pusb

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:02 PM

Hi, just fitting my front to rear brake pipe.

 

I've routed it under the subframe rather than behind it. I know that isn't the original way, but its acceptable so long as its all secure from what I've read?

 

Anyway, I've also read that the pipe needs to be coiled where it connects to the rear subframe, to allow a bit of movement.

 

Is how I've done it correct?

 

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Also, the metal clips on the underside of the floor, are you supposed to be able to close them up using just your hands? I've had trouble with one of them:

 

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It doesn't want to budge. Does anyone have any tips? I even tried gently tapping it with a rubber mallet, but I still couldn't get it to move.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:38 PM

Hi, just fitting my front to rear brake pipe.

 

I've routed it under the subframe rather than behind it. I know that isn't the original way, but its acceptable so long as its all secure from what I've read?

 

Anyway, I've also read that the pipe needs to be coiled where it connects to the rear subframe, to allow a bit of movement.

 

Is how I've done it correct?

 

ylaXFEi.jpg

 

 

Also, the metal clips on the underside of the floor, are you supposed to be able to close them up using just your hands? I've had trouble with one of them:

 

Ge3Ft33.jpg

 

It doesn't want to budge. Does anyone have any tips? I even tried gently tapping it with a rubber mallet, but I still couldn't get it to move.

The loop on the pipe looks large to me but I can't see it being a problem.  If I need to form a loop in brake pipe I wrap it around something (the clutch pipe on the AH Sprite Mk1 and 2 is solid to the engine with no rubber pipe and so it needs a movement loop), i've tended to use an old ignition coil as a former.

 

The clips onto the floor probably need hammering into place a bit more, I would use a block of wood and a hammer to move these being careful not to crush the pipe.






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