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post #951 of 2434
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Thanks!


I'm not entirely happy with the tubing/pump setup. I decided I'm going to shift some things around a little on the case floor, so I bought some more copper tubing.

Right now I'm car shopping, sort of, and I hate it. I know car salesman have to make a living like everyone else, but dealing with them gets tiresome. Or maybe I'm old and have no patience for such any more.
Think I'm going to trade my old 2000 Z28 in for some kind of used SUV/Truck for my wife's daily driver. She's been a good car, but now has 264,000 miles on her and I think it's time to swap it in. Of course I'll get no consideration for the LT headers, 3500 stall, SFC's etc but that's the way it goes.

Well it would not be OCN if you could be satisfied!!! biggrin.gif

And as far as car shopping it does my head in also. But I have found if you know exactly what you want it makes it easier. hard to do that with used car, truck or SUV!!
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Well it would not be OCN if you could be satisfied!!! biggrin.gif

And as far as car shopping it does my head in also. But I have found if you know exactly what you want it makes it easier. hard to do that with used car, truck or SUV!!
Yeah, I've always got to tinker. But I honestly want to make some changes in the tubing and pump/sensor locations on the bottom of the case and have a few ideas.


I located a used Grand Cherokee to look at today and see if I think my wife will like it. Never owned one but they seem to not be too prone to a lot of mechanical problems.
post #953 of 2434
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Yeah, I've always got to tinker. But I honestly want to make some changes in the tubing and pump/sensor locations on the bottom of the case and have a few ideas.


I located a used Grand Cherokee to look at today and see if I think my wife will like it. Never owned one but they seem to not be too prone to a lot of mechanical problems.

I have a Wrangler and have had wranglers (5 total) over the last 10-15 years absolutely love them. The news ones have all kinds of gadgets. The new Cherokee's are really nice as well. I have never personally had any problems with my jeeps over the years. If you do the parts are relatively cheap and can be fixed by yourself. There are a ton of jeep mod forums.
post #954 of 2434
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Cool. I ended up buying it, it's the Cherokee Laredo. It's not new by any means but the mileage is not high and looks good. My wife seems to like it so that's what is important.
There is a brake sensor needs replacing but they are gonna do that next week.
post #955 of 2434
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Cool. I ended up buying it, it's the Cherokee Laredo. It's not new by any means but the mileage is not high and looks good. My wife seems to like it so that's what is important.
There is a brake sensor needs replacing but they are gonna do that next week.

With little care it will last a long time.
post #956 of 2434
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I reoriented the pump & so had to make new 1/2" lines for the pump feed/outlet. Grabbed a few quick pics while I was leak testing.



post #957 of 2434
Merlin,

The copper tubing looks so clean and it is making me want to try it myself.. thumb.gif well maybe next build. Are you or have you put anything on the copper to protect and seal it so it does not change color on you??
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Merlin,

The copper tubing looks so clean and it is making me want to try it myself.. thumb.gif well maybe next build. Are you or have you put anything on the copper to protect and seal it so it does not change color on you??

Just Brasso. It shines them up for a little while.
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Just Brasso. It shines them up for a little while.

Ok Mandrix, I just remember reading somewhere that the copper started turning green and they were talking about what to spray the tubes to prevent this. I looked and can not find it. hell it might have been on another forum but unless I have gone more crazy and this is possible I am sure I read this..
post #960 of 2434
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The surface of copper oxidizes, it will get a dull appearance over time. It's easy enough to shine it back up, only takes a few minutes. Some people like to paint the tubing, what ever floats your boat.
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