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Old 8th August 2009, 11:14 PM
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Ok next little job is to run my brake and fuel lines. i would appriciate seeing how everyone else has run theirs as i cant make up my mind which way i want to go.
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Old 8th August 2009, 11:34 PM
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Sorry to jump in here Ash, I am in the same position & would also appreciate any photos of fuel line and brake pipe routing, wiring loom routing, injection fuel pump & filter positioning etc, any photos greatly accepted!
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Old 9th August 2009, 08:07 AM
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I'm also in the same position. The Book isn't clear about this.
So if some people would be so kind to show some pictures or give some advice, that would be a great help.
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Old 9th August 2009, 11:14 AM
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Hi, I would run the brake lines the most direct route that keeps them on chassis rails and away from any moving parts.
So the front right should be quite simple run the front left aongside across the front and then back.
the rear should go down the right side of the tunnel to a tee at the back and then to each side from there.
run your fuel line along side the front to rear brake line with the pump close to the tank and yor filter can go either end where theres space you coul put it in the engine bay as a handy place to connect /disconnect to/from the engine run your return alongside the flow pipe
finally run the electrics in a simillar fashiom on the other side of the tunnel
i would try to make the runs as hi in the tunnel as possible to keep them out of harms way
Hope this make sence
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Old 9th August 2009, 11:34 AM
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Hi Guys.

Here are a couple of pictures of how I ran mine.
I'm not saying it's the best way, But it worked for me.....lol

Through the tunnel I welded in a couple of pieces of 1mm plate with holes every couple of inches for the clips.
Overkill on the clipping I know, but wasn't sure what the SVA needed.
So belt and braces..



In the engine bay ( Because I had some premade brake lines that were a bit long) I just layed them in where it seemed the best route for the length of pipes. Again overkill on the clips.




I don't have any pics of the rear. which is just as well.
Just couldn't get the pipework to sit nice and neat.
I would defo do it differently if I was to build another...
OOOOPS. Did I realy say build another..

HTH David

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It's been scorchio for the last couple of weeks.
But no surprise realy coz Jill is here this weekend.....lol
3rd time lucky trying to post this.
Bloody French electricity supply.
any sign of bad weather and it goes out....F***********k it...
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Old 9th August 2009, 11:40 AM
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What about,two fuel lines together top left of trans tunnel,electrics top right and brake line bottom right of tunnel.
This was disscused previously and mention in the book of a strip of perforated steel used to secure lines etc.

Seven core trailer wiring could solve the rear light scenario but will be a different colour to the original wiring colours if using part of harness.

Have fun !

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Old 9th August 2009, 11:52 AM
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That's more or less what I did.
Including using 7 core trailer cable for the rear lights.
The cable is running in the flexie conduite in the pic.
with the brake line clipped just under it


David

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Old 9th August 2009, 12:08 PM
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OOOOPS. Did I realy say build another..

You WOULD do it all again !
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Old 9th August 2009, 12:26 PM
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may i ask if its worth running a spare fuel line, in case of going fuel injection in the future, as the need for a return fuel line to the tank? would Mr IVA man be concerned of a fuel line that was capped at either end?

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Old 9th August 2009, 12:54 PM
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Hi Andy.

YES.....

In my first picture, the 2 silver pipes are the fuel.
The lower being the feed from the tank
Upper is the return.
I don't have fuel injection, but still has a return.
I can't remember where it is connected.
I ain't going outside to look.....Even Muffin ain't been out today...

I used all the lines from the donor Sierra as they in excellent condition.
So didn't see any point in replacing them.


I wouldn't think there would be any problem with the IVA if you are not using the pipe.
If he askes, tell the truth. You may want to put fuel injection in at a later date.
So though it better to fit the pipe whilst you were building, rather that trying to fit it later.

David

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