March 30, 2005
away! This is actually a mock shift handle because the original
is being hard chromed. We should have it back in a couple
days. The tools on the right are Andy's brake line tools.
The tools include: a tubing cutter, a single flare mandrel
and a double mandrel for making the flared ends of the tubing.
It's tough to see the tygon hose, but this hose must go over
the tubing before you flare the ends.
see the new brake lines are installed.
put plastic tygon on all the hard pipes (tubes) to protect
what the lines look like for the rear brakes.
picture, I am blowing air into the end of the tygon to expand
it enough to slide over the brake line. This is our patented
method. If you all do this, you must get permission from Gunnar
Andy is showing you how the flaring tool works. The tube is
extended just enough through the mandrel (it has the lower
flare machined into the surface), then the top flare is installed
on top of the tube and the vise then squeezes it to make the
other side of the double flare.
used the tubing cutter, which has a cleanup taper on the end.
This is used to knock the burr away from the tubing cutter.
The picture on the right shows Andy putting a touch of grease
on the top flaring mandrel. This makes the press a lot easier.
vise squeezes the mandrel to make the perfect flare.
Remember, you have to put the tygon shield over the tube before
you install the ends. Andy has just made one end and will
slide the tygon over the other side.
line in the cockpit (original placement) is covered with the
plastic tygon tubing. You can buy this tubing at any fine
hardware store. Most aquarium shops (where you buy tropical
fish) stock the same tubing because it's used in the air pumps.
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