How do you tighten a fitting without scratching it?
Use and adjustable wrench and Hockey Tape, same tape used to wrap hocket sticks. Works by far the best. Or just buy the black/silver AN fittings and dont worry about it.
What is the best way to cut braided fuel line?
The best tool to use is a chop saw with an abrasive wheel. You will get a good, clean cut without frays, and the chop saw has a built-in clamp, so you won’t have to worry about miss-cuts. A chop saw is best, it holds the hose in place, you have total control and you get a clean cut.
Can I replace hard brake lines with braided?
Braided brake line is slightly stiffer (less chance of swelling when pressurized) than a stock style rubber line. Very minor difference but it is noticeable. Braided brake line will give you a SOFTER pedal if you replace hard line with it.
What do braided brake lines do?
The main benefit of braided brake lines is that they help improve performance by reducing the issue of swelling, most commonly associated with the standard rubber brake lines. Over time and extensive use, rubber lines can swell under the pressure caused by applying the brakes.
What size hose is an?
For example: a 3/8″ standard hose equals -6 AN. The line drawings below depict actual sizes of the various common AN thread sizes by dash number….Russell Performance Technical Support.
|AN Size||Metal Tube O.D.||Thread Size|
|-6 AN||3/8″||9/16″ – 18 SAE|
|-8 AN||1/2″||3/4″ – 16 SAE|
|-10 AN||5/8″||7/8″ – 14 SAE|
What size hose is 10 an?
In another example, a -10 tube would indicate a tube with an outside diameter of 10/16″, or 5/8″.
How do you fasten the hose to the fittings?
One uses a swaged-on collar to fasten the hose to the fitting, while the other uses reusable AN fittings. The majority of these assemblies that you see on Hot Rod, boats etc. are made up with reusable AN fittings. Until now, fabricating these hose assemblies has been a “pain in the end of your fingers”. That’s putting it lightly.
How do you fabricate a hose assembly?
There are two ways of fabricating these hose assemblies. One uses a swaged-on collar to fasten the hose to the fitting, while the other uses reusable AN fittings. The majority of these assemblies that you see on Hot Rod, boats etc. are made up with reusable AN fittings.
How to save the braid from a broken hose?
The braid is delaminating from the hose. It is on the verge of unusable, even with the KOUL tool. Without the tool, it’s scrap. We are going to show you how to save it. Stick a blowgun in the opposite end of the hose you just cut and clean it out.
What happens when you cut a hose to size?
Once you get the hose cut to size, it needs to be installed into the socket part of the fitting. This can become outright bloody. You see, during the cutting process, some of the braid wants to go off in another direction. This gives you the dreaded “fuzzy” end. You might as well get the Band-Aids out now.