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I am running my vacuum for my brakes off the rear of my Carb. (Edelbrock 1405). However, I am running into a strange issue. The hole size is 5/16" so I bought brake line tubing that is pre- flared cut it to size and bent the way I need it. Here's the issue, I tighten down the fitting into the carb port, and although it is all the way in I can move the tube back and forth about 1/4-1/2". I hopoe that makes sense.

Is there a way to make the brake line snug in the carb. port?

Just seeing what you all think before I start cramming brass fittings in there before I adapt my line.
 

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The flare needs something to seat on, which the hole in the base of the carb doesn't have. You need an adapter.
 

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it sounds like there is just a female threaded hole in there, is that right? with no flare inside? it sounds like you're trying to install the brake line into a hole where there's no way to tighten it up to anything because there isn't a flare inside.

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Like poncho said you need a fitting to accept the flair fitting so it will tighten up.

Troy
 

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Thanks guys I will swing by lowes tomorrow a snag something.

If all else fails Troy your just a few cities away grab some adult beverages and some tools and head over. We can pull an Overhaulin' on the car and finish it in a weekend:D
 

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An auto parts store would be more likely to have what you need.
And lowes might have it?

Yeh it's not very far, maybe 30 miles or so? A few adult beverages and we could probably make it a rear engine car while we were at it.:drunk:

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RodFather said:
Thanks guys I will swing by lowes tomorrow a snag something.
That's your first problem. You should get auto parts at an auto parts store. Lowes will probably not have any type of fitting designed to accept a flare fitting.
 

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I have been buying my brass fittings at lowes because them seem to have the same stuff that the parts store is selling me.
I promise I'm not using kitchen hardware on the thing.

However, Samuel Adams may suggest some interesting ideas to me, and I may have the sink in the car.
 

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Nothing wrong with kitchen hardware!

I ran an circle track engine that kept throwing belts with two pieces of chrome kitchen sink drian tubes as rad hoses to keep the belt from cutting a hose. Worked for a two years.
 

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I found a fitting that fits in the rear of the carb good. The fitting has a barb connection off the rear. Can I run 3/8 hose from the fitting to the brake booster?

The reason I ask this is because the original setup was a hard line from the rear of the q-jet to the little filter then it turned into 3/8 hose and went into the booster. Would this have an affect on the braking changing it from hard line to rubber?
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I used a rubber line on my Edelbrock.I installed a 90 in the rear of the carb,and slipped the line over the end into the check valve.I am not sure the size of the O.D but the I.D is 1/2.
 

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Thanks guys. I used 3/8 fuel line which was the same size of the hard line that came off the q-jet.
 

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I have seen hose used and it worked ok, I have seen it collapse
too, especially after it ages.

Troy
 
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