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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:12 pm 
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Clark Rubber? Where are they located? There's a Clark Rubber in my hometown. :shock:

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Clark Rubber? Where are they located? There's a Clark Rubber in my hometown. :shock:

They are located in many branches in the Sydney, Australia area :)

http://www.clarkrubber.com.au/

They sell all kinds of rubber-related stuff like pool toys, but they also got a good range of DIY stuff like rubber grommets, etc. That's where I bought that rubber pinchweld stuff that we used on the radiator duct.

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Forget the haters on pf Kev, I liked the copper tubing.

Cloth covered hoses would look more period but English cars from the 60's and 70's have the same type of plastic tubing that you have used (my Rover does) so I would keep it anyway.

Nice work. :tu:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:31 am 
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The trick with copper is to use the annealed stuff.
It's sofetr and easier to bend.
Or bundy tube.
That braided stuff is good for oil.
What I.D. do you need?
I have some stainless teflon in a couple of sizes, and some braided stuff.
It's second hand but you're welcome to pick through it.
Remember, I used to be a hydraulics guy.

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Ya, it's the annealed tube that comes in a coil that I'm using.

Not sure if I want to go down the steel braided path though, that cloth stuff will be perfect I reckon, but am having problems sourcing it in Oz.

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that cloth stuff will be perfect I reckon, but am having problems sourcing it in Oz.


Just a thought. Might want to check with the VW shops. When I was building my vw. Braided cloth tubing was the only type of tubing they sold. Looks & works great!

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that cloth stuff will be perfect I reckon, but am having problems sourcing it in Oz.


Just a thought. Might want to check with the VW shops. When I was building my vw. Braided cloth tubing was the only type of tubing they sold. Looks & works great!

Best of luck. :tu:

The local VW resto shops have cloth braided hose in a 1/4in fuel line diameter, but not in the 1/2in size I need. Turns out that the 1/2in size is used as a breather hose on the Thing (which wasn't sold here) and for the charcoal canister on an early 911s, but the 911 shops I rang didn't have any either.

Well at least we know I can get some in the States, it's cheap and just a matter of postage :)

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black cloth braided hose would look pretty nice, but that stuff is usually a little bit more expensive and not as easy to obtain. The clear hose doesn't look horrible either, seen many nostalgic race cars using clear hose on catch cans, which is more the modern look. pick your poison :D

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It's not too expensive, about $5 per foot: http://www.vwparts.net/VWN203741.html

But it seems pretty clear that what the Hako race teams used back in the day, was cloth braided black hose. So that's what it's gonna have to be :)
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:shock: nice picture!!!

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not a bad price for the black cloth hose! here is another picture to make you think even more hahaha, courtesy of awesome jdm legends. the clear side is represented :o

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The reinforced plastic garden hose is very well represented in motorsport applications back in the day :)

For example, here's a Porsche 917...
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Oh lookee there :lol:
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The black cloth hose does look nicer tho, so measures have been taken to acquire some :)

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man where do you get all these awesome pics? that aside the black cloth will look pretty cool, just have to wait for your package to come!

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digging the catch can set up. :tu: 8) most would just get hose and zip ties and not really care how it looks.

looking forward to some more knowledge and awesome work being done.

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Mmm...dunno if there is much knowledge being imparted here, we're just making it up as we go along :)

(which is why it's cool to give feedback, it's gratefully received)

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Mmm...dunno if there is much knowledge being imparted here, we're just making it up as we go along :)


that's how knowledge is gained... :tu:

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Ya, it's the annealed tube that comes in a coil that I'm using.

Not sure if I want to go down the steel braided path though, that cloth stuff will be perfect I reckon, but am having problems sourcing it in Oz.


Let me know how you go with the cloth stuff. Im planning on using it on all my water hoses, thats how mine was done from the factory, My problem is the replacement OEM stuff no longer come with the cloth hose cover.

I thought Pirtek might have something.
http://www.pirtekusa.com/service/hosesleeves.asp

There was also a place in the Auburn / Silverwater area that I used to buy speed fittings from as well as braided hose. They used to custom make on the spot. Cant for the life of me remember the name of the place. Havent been there for over 10 years but if they are still around Im sure they'd sell it. If it comes to me I'll let you know. They used to specialise in race car / boat supplies. They also sold the tilton proportioning valves for brake bias etc...lots of good stuff !


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Well www.grahamrubber.com.au has 6mm and 8mm cloth braid hose. 6mm is also available as fuel hose at vintage VW and some BMW bike repair stores :)

15mm and 24mm cloth braid is very commonly used for LPG vapour hose, so you will probably find that any large shop that does a lot of LPG installations will have reels of the stuff. But the 12mm hose that I need is currently very elusive :) Widely available in the USA but not so much here. www.completerubber.com.au can sell you a 20m roll for about $250 tho :)

I've got one last try with a vintage VW supplier who's advertising 12mm breather hose, and if that isn't cloth braided, then it's coming from the States :lol:

Spoke to the Pirtek guys, they didn't really have anything suitable, most of their stuff is heavily reinforced, very stiff industrial high pressure hose.

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What about Enzed. I know it maybe the same result as Pirtek but might be worth a try.

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Found it ! They are still around :)

http://www.earls.com.au/catalogues ...............look through the plumping catalogue


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