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  1. leak at pinion gear fixed

    Would you mind revealing where you got the package of three seals for that job? Especially wondering about the inside the speedo cable knurled nut seal. Thanks Doug
  2. Duffy's 1/71 Series 1 240z build

    Where did you get your various fuel tank vent hoses? Thanks
  3. Great, thanks. Did you have any trouble sealing the flares at each connection? My understanding is that you don't necessarily have to crank them super hard, you just have to tighten, then back them off, then tighten back down. Do that a few times to seat the fittings and its good. Is that your experience? Also, are the classic tube ss lines metric threads and wrench size, as in 10mm? Thanks for your input.
  4. That's what I was thinking. Many manufacturers have been using stainless steel for a while now. To me, it's the possible problem of getting a good seal at each of the flares. Thanks for your input.
  5. What are the odds of that happening on a driven-once-in-a-while for fun type situation after being installed brand new? Any other issues you can think of?
  6. My intention is to either get OEM lines from classic tube, or stainless steel. As cool as those look on your car, I don't plan on bending my own. Anybody with experience with classic tube and using their stainless steel lines and whether stainless is too hard to deal with in terms of minor manipulation and sealing at all the flare nuts in the system?
  7. Greetings all, I am replacing the hard fuel and brake lines front to back on my '73 Z for two reasons: They don't look as good as everything else which has been recently re-plated, and the flare nuts have all seen better days. All the hardware, brackets and so forth have been re-plated with clear silver zinc instead of finishing up with the gold zinc step. I like it because the car is blue and I have a blue and silver motif going on. I'd like to go with stainless steel hard brake and fuel lines all around for the looks number one, and two, corrosion resistance long term. Classictube.com who has been around many years makes hard lines either way--stainless or OEM. I have been advised to stay away from stainless steel because they are too hard to manipulate if need be, and because seating the connections is a bit more tedious. OEM hard lines will have a more dull steel look which won't look as cool but would be easier to bend. I know I could re-plate my lines, but again, most of the nuts are fried. Anybody out there experienced on this matter and willing to share their thoughts? I'm ready to go either way. Thanks, Doug
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