Not a great day. Broke the tubing bender. Made in China, but it does have a lifetime warranty. We will see how that works. Then I broke my 35 year old Blue Point flaring tool. I lost count of how many ruined starts I cut off the supply line before I got it right. As a result, the line is only about half done. Hopefully I can finish it tomorrow night.
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).