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How to Form and Flare Tubing Ends - Page 5

Photo 24 — The reason for favoring this tubing bender product becomes clear where even slight bends can be formed to follow the pattern exactly.

Photo 24 — The reason for favoring this tubing bender product becomes clear where even slight bends can be formed to follow the pattern exactly.


Photo 25 — Carefully align the markings on the bender's gauge and also note the angular marks you made for bends that are not on the flat. Expect to exert some force on the tool's handle and the tubing itself in makes bends. Move slow and steady to minimize kinks.

Photo 25 — Carefully align the markings on the bender's gauge and also note the angular marks you made for bends that are not on the flat. Expect to exert some force on the tool's handle and the tubing itself in makes bends. Move slow and steady to minimize kinks.


Photo 26 — The tubing is repositioned for the offset bend. Can you spot the problem with this bend? The flare nut was not put in place before the first bend was made..

Photo 26 — The tubing is repositioned for the offset bend. Can you spot the problem with this bend? The flare nut was not put in place before the first bend was made.


Photo 27 — The oil line tubing is returned from the chrome plater and fitted between the oil filter and the crankcase fitting. A perfect fabrication.

Photo 27 — The oil line tubing is returned from the chrome plater and fitted between the oil filter and the crankcase fitting. A perfect fabrication.


The second tubing project is a fuel line between the firewall and the carburetor. It extends straight from the firewall, makes a hairpin curve around the exhaust manifold and curves back and down directly to the carburetor. The original fuel tubing line had a significant gouge at a bend and could not be trusted. A complete fabrication was the safest solution (see Photos 28—30).





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