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05-11-2013 10:06 PM
1971BB427 I've used steel and aluminum both on builds, and aluminum is a lot nicer to work with. I use insulated clamps, and in any area where it passes through holes I split rubber hose and slip it over the line and tie with nylon ties to protect it from vibration or physical harm.
Never had a problem with aluminum if I do my part right.
05-04-2013 03:38 PM
st3gamefarm Let's look at it this way;
Airplanes use aluminum fuel lines, and sit on the ramp, out in the weather for months on end, without even being started.
They don't have any trouble with them, just the rubber hoses have a "life limit" placed on them. And must be replaced after a period of time regardless of condition. There are bends in the lines, and flared fittings. But the flare is not as flat as the flare used in the auto industry. also not a double flare.
Granted; 2024-t3 aluminum "work hardens" but there's no need to use that alloy in a car. There are softer versions such as 2024-t0 which hasn't been heat treated, and is much easier to work with.
05-03-2013 04:53 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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REALLY nice!
Thanks tech..
I try my best..
05-03-2013 12:50 AM
techinspector1
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All I ever use is the same clamps as tech posted..I use them on a lot of things, Brake lines,hoses,fuel lines, and so on.. Never had one go bad yet...

REALLY nice!
05-02-2013 05:07 AM
Irelands child
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Dave some s/s is magnetic, none of the 300/ series. There are some 400/ seies is, such as 416 is a little, then some of the oddball stuff that is also.

Bob
Yep, Bob I am aware of that. It's generally a test whether the part 'leaps' to the magnet(regular steel) or just barely hangs on. I'm normally using a rare earth magnet from a dead 'puter hard drive when I do my 'testing' so they are strong. Most 316 SS washers (from McMaster Carr McMaster-Carr ) I've been using are slightly magnetic. I have some general use tie wire that's that way as well.

Dave W
05-01-2013 09:43 PM
35terraplane
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I've used some from Home Depot - but there is a caveat to what I use. They have to be stainless and not all from sources like HD or Tractor Supply are. Hopefully it say SS or else find a magnet to check (some SS are mildly magnetic)

Dave W

Dave some s/s is magnetic, none of the 300/ series. There are some 400/ seies is, such as 416 is a little, then some of the oddball stuff that is also.

Bob
04-23-2013 07:05 AM
454 Rattler I went with a steel line and the cushioned clamps this time.

I have used the aluminum line on my 427-L88 Camaro street car/JR stock racer back in the day.

Thank you guys for your replys. It's really nice to know I have someone to lean on when I have questions.


454 RATTLER
04-23-2013 05:31 AM
Irelands child I've used some from Home Depot - but there is a caveat to what I use. They have to be stainless and not all from sources like HD or Tractor Supply are. Hopefully it say SS or else find a magnet to check (some SS are mildly magnetic)

Dave W
04-22-2013 03:57 PM
1930u I like the cushion clamps too and Tractor Supply stocks them in various sizes.
04-20-2013 02:35 PM
NEW INTERIORS All I ever use is the same clamps as tech posted..I use them on a lot of things, Brake lines,hoses,fuel lines, and so on.. Never had one go bad yet...

04-20-2013 12:55 PM
techinspector1 The key to longevity with any fuel line is to secure it so that it cannot flex. Here is an example of an Adel clamp that I might use with 1/2" aluminum line. I'd use one every 12" or so along the frame rail or bottom sheet metal of the car.
Mr Gasket ADEL Hose MOUNT CLAMPS - JCWhitney
04-13-2013 06:38 PM
SpiderGearsMan ran nice anodized aluminum before ...no trouble
04-08-2013 02:55 PM
BigMo Used it for years on many a high powered street/strip car and had no problems, however, ya gotta use grommets at every pass-through cause it will vibrate and wear to failure......just sayin
04-08-2013 07:55 AM
454 Rattler Thanks, guys ! I knew I could count on you.


454 RATTLER
04-08-2013 06:23 AM
Irelands child Aluminum fuel line is fine. There is virtually no pressure, it's fairly corrosion resistant, is very easy to work with and is much less expensive then stainless. While I didn't use it in the current car have on previous with great success. Another and possibly better alternative are the 5/16 and 3/8 inch steel brake/hydraulic lines which you can get in lengths to at least 6 feet or longer rolls. It can be easily bent, double flare fittings used as well. Any auto supply house will have whatever lengths you need
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