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Looking good! Will you be using distilled or pastel/dye with your acrylic tubing?

Jeffinslaw

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That's a very nice build.

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Fantastic - the attention to detail is astonishing!

Thanks for the kind words guys.

I will be using Mayhems Pastel - Pure Black.

Was going to start bending acrylic today but completely forgot to get some fuel line and it is a holiday today so will have to wait.
post #192 of 276
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Soo his stuff is too small. Its a little bigger than 5 mm and I have an ID of 8mm. Will try a lawn mower shop or something to get a hold of some bigger stuff.

post #193 of 276
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So after some hunting I found some tygon stuff meant for lawn mowers. it is 5/16th. Needless to say its too big at 7.94 mm OD

So I started to shave the tube. Didn't work out too well. Walls became too thin and still wouldnt fit inside the acrylic.



So my Motorcycle was getting serviced and when I went to pick it up I thought " hey they should have fuel line here" Found some and I asked to measure it. Stupid I measured with 16ths of an inch thinking they were mm's. Again needless too say it was way too big.



Fourth times a charm?
post #194 of 276
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Okay so I went to a hobby store an hour away and got some 7mm stuff. Too small! I though it might do but the .5 mm makes a difference.

So the only logical thing was to stuff something inside of the fuel line to make it bigger.

I got three small wires and wiggled them inside.



Made an awkward shape in tube. To be expected.



Then I tried some old cat 5. Too big.



Old usb extension cable. Too big.



Gps charger cable. Perfect.





First bends.







So far it has just been a huge guessing game. Nice thing about acrylic is that you can reheat and re bend if you are careful. This piece is connecting the 240 to the 360. I am not 100% happy with this but I wanted to do the hardest one first. Will most likely redo depending on how much acrylic I have left at the end.

Big thanks to B Neg for the guide.
post #195 of 276
Nice work! And quite the trial to get the right stuffing! smile.gif
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post #196 of 276
Good stuff! I kind of enjoy watching the trial and error - you're saving me a lot of future effort but preparing me for the frustration ;p Build looks great!

Hey - are you just going to use the Bitspower Crystal Link fittings on the end; or do you have a better tool? I'm weary of the Crystal Link fittings; I want to do rigid acrylic, but would rather hold out for a push fitting similar to those used in copper piping.
post #197 of 276
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Nice work! And quite the trial to get the right stuffing! smile.gif

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Good stuff! I kind of enjoy watching the trial and error - you're saving me a lot of future effort but preparing me for the frustration ;p Build looks great!

Hey - are you just going to use the Bitspower Crystal Link fittings on the end; or do you have a better tool? I'm weary of the Crystal Link fittings; I want to do rigid acrylic, but would rather hold out for a push fitting similar to those used in copper piping.

Thanks guys.

I am using phobya push fittings from ppc's. I didnt realize until today that they also had the e22 push fittings, which in my opinion are the nicest ones. Also they cost more than twice as much.

This is frustrating stuff. You have to be extremely careful cutting the acrylic. After a few bend the piece was finished and I just needed to trim the ends to the right length. As I was cutting the end basically exploded and my whole piece was ruined. You need 20 mm's of straight acrylic after a bend of the tube wont go in all the way.

I gave up trying to measure my bends and just started to eye them. For me at this point the heat is too hard to isolate and get the same bend every time. This is also due to the fact that I have been doing it for only a few hours.

These fitting are super tight and very hard to get out, So when you are testing sides you want to make sure that they are in all the way to get the right measurements just be careful when taking them out.













Slowly but surely.
post #198 of 276
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All done bending!

The fitting threads were way too long for some adapters and had to sand them down.



The res to the pump was tricky bending because they were so close to each other.





Not really fan of the " S " so Im just going to use some 45's and put a peice of straight in.


Used all 4 lengths of E22 and this is whats left over.



All test fitted before cleaning them.



Ended up with the drain valve here. Couldnt reallly see any other place it could go.





Thats all for now. let me know what you think. The next build I will do it neater. This has been a great trial run though.
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Looks pretty damn good to me! My OCD has a problem with the pump being mounted at a diagonal, but my brain is funny for things like that. smile.gif
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Looks pretty damn good to me! My OCD has a problem with the pump being mounted at a diagonal, but my brain is funny for things like that. smile.gif

Thanks bart. Yeah im really not sure what my thought process was when deciding to do that.
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