Beautiful day today. About 80 when I got off work.
The final two bends and the flare took longer than I thought it would. It still needs a bit of tweaking, but it is basically done. It fits. I can be installed while the body is on the car, although I intend to install it on the frame before I set the body down.
So, the return line is complete. On to the supply line.
Got to work tonight and it looks like I might get out there Thursday after work as well.
Located and installed the rear-most mount on the frame rail. Removed the shock crossmember to ease putting the line in. Made the bend over to the tank. Decided to mount the lines to the tank supports. Now all I have to do is decide whether to put a 90 plus a 180 or just put a 90 straight into the tank line. Then on to the supply line.
Spent the rest of the evening getting the two open bays ready for our DD's in case we get hail (or worse) tomorrow.
The motor mount was drilled and tapped for the line clamp. At the front of the engine, the hard line ends and the braided stainless begins.
At the end of the day, I now have the circuit from the regulator to the float bowls.
All that is left is the long line from the pump to the regulator and the long line from the regulator back to the tank. In some respects this should be easier than the tight work. On the other hand, the chance to trash a whole lot of material due to a mistake is huge.
It's probably going to be 2 weeks before I can work on it again (weather permitting).
The header was put on so clearances could be checked. The lower battery mount needed to be removed, so the rivets were chiseled off and the bracket removed.
The car is never like I imagine it when I am building it in my head before I get to the garage. In this case, I didn't envision the inner fender being so angled as it approached the firewall. Finding the best place for the regulator took some time. In the end, it was mounted with three riv-nuts.
The hard line was formed to go from the regulator to the front of the engine.