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#1 Mini 1100 special

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:22 PM

just to check the size for the fuel line for classic mini is it 6mm (1/4) how much hose would you need about 4 metres? from the fuel tank to the engine 



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:28 PM

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:14 PM

they kept coming on locked post so i thought no one could see it you see i couldn't see the other one i created so i did this final one thankyou 



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:21 PM

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is what you need i would not use hose for the full run as it has a habit of failing.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:35 PM

i was looking at the stainless steel braided hose any ideas of the size and my plan the coper one won't be any good too for some reasons... 



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:40 PM

i was looking at the stainless steel braided hose any ideas of the size and my plan the coper one won't be any good too for some reasons... 

well you have the size for standard.

 

i would be wary of braided unless the inner is NOT rubber as the problem with braided hose is you have no idea of the condition until it leaks.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:43 PM

good point would you go copper to braided then too hook some inline filters and cut off taps ect?



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:54 PM

it all depends on what you want but i would run the copper for the main run and whatever you want for the connections but check or replace often or as needed. with the braided you will not know until it leaks. without braid it is easy to see.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:12 PM

Ethanol in fuel is killing some hoses so make sure it handles it.

Cupro-nickel (Kunifer) is a bit harder than plain copper and possibly a better bet as it's underneath and more exposed.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:30 PM

Other issue is hose is thicker so harder to fix to the floor and more likely to get knocked. Plently of modern wagons using hard nylon tubing for fuel lines, but you'd need suitable unions and have to watch the radius of some bends. I think copper reacts with petrol over time.







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