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      Yesterday 10:42 AM #351
      Quote Originally Posted by drkreign View Post
      Love the work and attention to detail but I have to ask, why run the brake lines inside the car and not underneath it? I would think after passengers or the first time the top leaks and moisture gets trapped near the lines you could have a rather large mess. Not knocking at all, just curious on your choice


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      I dont forsee any issues with corrosion, Ive used all ss fittings and the nicopp line is VERY corrosion resistant.

      Ive done this purely for aesthetics.

      The top can only leak if you take it out in the rain.

      Dan

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      Yesterday 10:44 AM #352
      Finished trimming and flaring the 3 output lines last night. I also played around with some zip ties, which hold them together surprisingly well. I still need to come up with at least one mount for the firewall.





      Then it was time to tackle the input lines. Im not really happy with how these turned out. 1. the bulkheads are just so damn tall and 2. id like a little more clearance to the steering shaft (yes, I could bend them away more). So I ordered some electroless nickel plated 90 deg bulkheads this am. Ill need to have the engine bay side flange redone to accommodate the nuts and then hope like hell one out of the 6 choices allows the 90 to be keyed correctly inside (I can also shim them some if necessary).

      Note: yes, one of the bulkhead fittings i had to substitute with a bolt as I left one at work.









      Dan

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      Today 06:38 AM #353
      Those lines look great. Does that line running behind the accelerator pedal come in contact with the pedal?
      Nothing interesting here.

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