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Whitephrog
03-13-2010, 10:54 AM
How long is this pipe? How does it route from the back of the gauge through the firewall?

Jim_Gruber
03-13-2010, 12:31 PM
Ray, on Bugsy my '68 it is a solid copper pipe not a flex hose. Mine came disconnected and I found the logical easiest way to route.

Of course this was the same line that DPO forgot to connect when he started the engine and pumped about half a quart of 20W50 @ 70 psi sideways out of the engine. Oh and BTW, the access plate for the clutch bleeder is directly opposite the spot where you connect the oil pressure gauge. I spent 2-3 days simply cleaning up the PS footwells when Bugsy first came home just to get rid of all of the oil the DPO simply left laying in there for years.

Someone will post that diagram that shows what firewall holes are for what wires, fittings, hoses, etc,

Whitephrog
03-13-2010, 12:54 PM
On the 1275cc engine the PO of my original (an dearly departed) Whitephrog had used a 4-ft steel braided line from the gauge directly to the block with a special fitting at the block (not the standard CAM6431 union. I don't want to use the braided line on the new Whitephrog. I believe that I have the three parts original to the car but I'm not certain.

jvandyke
03-13-2010, 01:13 PM
On my '63 (different?) it's a metal line with a ferrel at the end, ends right about the solenoid where it tranitions to rubber then to block, not sure now what's at the block. Probably different on BE anyway.
Firewall holes (https://www.gerardsgarage.com/Garage/Tech/Cables_wires_lo2.htm)

jlaird
03-13-2010, 02:07 PM
Be has steel 1/8th line from the inst. throught the firewall. also a 2 inch peice on the block connected by a peice of braded hose.

Miss Agatha uses steel line the whole way.

HAN8L1965
03-13-2010, 06:10 PM
If replacing the rubber line or braided line be sure and have the proper size line and the proper clamps, if they don't seal that line to the copper tubing correctly it makes a heck of a mess, and it will empty your oil in a hurry. Heck of a way to change your oil.

Mark

bugimike
03-13-2010, 06:19 PM
One tip I would offer, when using the 1/8" copper line, be sure to put a couple of coils into the line to absorb vibration!

Whitephrog
03-13-2010, 07:30 PM
Something like this?

https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_p...ressure_pipe001 (https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Whitephrog-off-to-the-stripper&id=Oil_pressure_pipe001)

https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_p...ressure_pipe002 (https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Whitephrog-off-to-the-stripper&id=Oil_pressure_pipe002)

Does this look correct for the pipe from the gauge to the flex hose?

https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_p...ressure_pipe004 (https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Whitephrog-off-to-the-stripper&id=Oil_pressure_pipe004)

Jim_Gruber
03-14-2010, 11:39 AM
Does this guy do beautiful work or what! Fabulous Ray. I just wish I had your skill. Hey what is your prediction on Vroom, Vroom sounds. We're all anxiously waiting for you and Drew.

Whitephrog
03-14-2010, 01:38 PM
Within two weeks for the vroom. Working toward the British Car Gathering in Townsend, Tennessee on May 8th as the first show.

www.blountbritishcars.org/gathering.htm (https://www.blountbritishcars.org/gathering.htm)

bugimike
03-14-2010, 04:13 PM
Something like this?

https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_p...ressure_pipe001 (https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Whitephrog-off-to-the-stripper&id=Oil_pressure_pipe001)

https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_p...ressure_pipe002 (https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Whitephrog-off-to-the-stripper&id=Oil_pressure_pipe002)

Does this look correct for the pipe from the gauge to the flex hose?

https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_p...ressure_pipe004 (https://www.spritespot.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Whitephrog-off-to-the-stripper&id=Oil_pressure_pipe004)

Yes! Exactly what I was referring to!! That will prevent leakage due to vibration fatigue, etc.!