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How Do You Make Nla Breather Pipes?

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#1 Pops_Guild


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:46 AM

Stumped. How do you make replacement breather pipes? 2 of the breather/fuel rail pipes on my SPI are passed their best and are no longer available. I bought breather pipe from Somerford and it’s the right gauge but I can’t find a way to recreate the tight bends that are needed.

I tried to use a heat gun but the best I can do to match it is my poor effort on the far right, i won’t have a hope in hell of making the one on the left! 🙁


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 11:04 AM

Must they be new? I might have a good used one

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 11:23 AM

You are not going to bend them with a heat gun. They were originally moulded to shape.

Options bend metal pipe and have rubber connectors. Find good used. Find some bends and cut and shut.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:11 PM

About 15 years ago I replicated a double bend one, ( when my wife went to the hairdresser )


I used a plumber's pipe bending spring, inserted in the rubber tube, then bent and wired it round a conveniently shaped piece of roof tile.


I immersed it in water in the roasting dish, and boiled it for a long 5 minutes on the cooker.


Using a spatula, I quenched the whole caboodle in a sink full of cold water.


If I did it again, I would exaggerate the bends by an extra 10%.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 12:33 PM

In case anyone is interested I found a supplier with stock of the one on the right (LLH10132)...Leacy Classics.



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