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Wilson, NY, USA

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Happy New Year

Eric O   USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Monday January 1, 2018 5:39 PM


December 2012 Before yikes

December 2012, Before (yikes!)

After it looks so much better now even unfinishe

After, it looks so much better now, even unfinished

The front brake line is routed

The front brake line is routed

Clutch line is in and loosely hooked up

Clutch line is in and loosely hooked up




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Member Comments on Journal Entry: Happy New Year   ↵
Rated 10 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2018-01-01 18:07:42 # 47384
Comment by Wayne Tate
Thanks Eric, and to you, may we both finish our little projects this year.Good move on the brake lines. I'm doing the same and have eliminated all the wiring in the harness. I'm using complete lines to the three way across from the oil filter and a line all the way to the split right under the front of the driver door. I got the tool a while back for the bubble flair. I rented it for $25 with my discount and when I was turning it in, I asked what it would take to buy it. Turned out the rental fee was it, just don't turn it back in. Brand new. Anyway, we are at 17 right now and hope to get out of sub freezing by next Monday.Take care, and don't come over here for a vacation.Wayne
2018-01-01 18:34:17 # 47386
Comment by Eric O
Wayne, let's hope we both finish this year ! I purchased the Automec kit, so had to inset the unions as it is made assuming the PDWA is still installed. I'd love to have a good bubble flare tool (the one I have won't work for these fittings). You got a great deal on yours, I could have done what you did if I had one. We are all freezing right now, windy here too so that doesn't help much. Spring is right areound the corner (I keep telling myself)! Take care.
2018-01-01 19:19:33 # 47392
Comment by Wayne Tate
Rating: 10/10
Eric, I will try and get the name of the maker of my kit in the morning when it gets out of the teens. I lived in Spokane for a couple of years, so I know we will get warmer in a week or so. In Spokane we were snowed off the golf course on Sept 28 and again on our first round of the year on May 31st. Don't miss it at all.I'll give you the best way to get the bubble if you get the kit, takes a few times to get the height and camphor on the tube just right, so it collapses in and not out. Takes two times in the tool to get it big enough to seal.Until a better day, Wayne
2018-01-01 19:21:04 # 47393
Comment by Jeff Strong
Hi Eric,I give you a lot of credit for working in this cold. I have a good double flaring tool and although I haven't done it I have heard it can also do a bubble flare. Do a Google search on bubble flaring with a double flaring tool. If you would like to borrow my flaring tool let me know. Jeff
2018-01-01 19:21:47 # 47394
Comment by Jeff Strong
Hi Eric,I give you a lot of credit for working in this cold. I have a good double flaring tool and although I haven't done it I have heard it can also do a bubble flare. Do a Google search on bubble flaring with a double flaring tool. If you would like to borrow my flaring tool let me know. Jeff
2018-01-01 19:59:27 # 47396
Comment by Eric O
Thanks Wayne, I look forward to hearing the manufacturer. Definitely wait til it warms up .
2018-01-01 20:07:13 # 47397
Comment by Eric O
Hi Jeff. It is definitely a challenge. I'm forcing myself out there sometimes, but figure it won't get done unless I keep chipping away at it. Days like these I regret not getting the heater in the garage. I might ask to borrow your flaring tool when it get going on the MGA. Right now all of the Spitfire lines are set. Funny I was looking at heaters for the shop at the new house last night, definitely in the list!
2018-01-02 05:45:59 # 47408
Comment by Wayne Tate
Jeff is right on the double flare one working on the bubble. I'll explain when I get the tool up here. Right now it's 6 degrees.Wayne
2018-01-02 09:20:50 # 47416
Comment by Wayne Tate
Eric, the kit is #23 and made by Powerbuilt.You need to do the first part of a double flare twice to get the bubble large enough for our fittings. Do it the first time and raise it up in the holder about 3/16 inch and continue with the bubble side of the fitting.Clean the hole out with a knife after cutting off and file a 60 degree angle all around the opening. I tried 45 degrees and that made a little to much metal to start the inward movement. Takes a couple of times. I was going to take some pictures of me doing it, by only 19 in the garage and may hand my have stuck to the vise. LOLWayne
2018-01-02 12:22:48 # 47420
Comment by Eric O
Wayne, thank you for the follow up. I will look around to see if I can pick one up for a good deal (until then, I'll borrow Jeff's ). Thanks for the hint on making the bubble, I'll give it a try on the MGA lines. Stay warm! Regards, Eric
2018-01-02 12:24:33 # 47421
Comment by Eric O
Oh, forecast here is for a high of 2degF and a low of -4 on Friday, ugh! :-/

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