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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB52 View Post
    Cunifer line, but yup, copper nickel blend..
    Had to look 'cunifer line' up. Interesting composition as it seems to have a bit of iron in it and on occasion a tiny bit of magnesium.

    I also found this and thought I"d share:


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    Why Some Brake Shops Refuse To Carry Copper Nickel Tube

    There are brake shops who WILL NOT carry Copper Nickel tubing, can you guess why?

    Is it a safety issue?

    Nope Copper nickel tubing meets the definitive SAE J1047 standard. Itís approved for automotive use including brake lines and passes inspection

    Ok well then it must be a bitch to work with?

    Nope. This tubing is a breeze to work with and can be bent by hand. If anything it bends so easy youíll have to make sure you helper doesnít bend it for fun when they should be holding the light. Itís that easy and almost fun to bend.

    Does it look bad?

    Nope copper nickel tubing is an attractive alternative to grungy steel lines and can even be polished to shine.

    Is it weird and non standard?

    Nope Copper nickel tubing is standard on Aston Martin, Porche, or other high end luxury cars.

    Then it must require special high priced fittings to work?

    Nope again. This tubing is the same size and operates using the exact same hardware as your existing lines. If you want to reuse your old nuts and fittings you can, and your new tubing will put them to shame with how nice it looks.

    The Real Reason

    Brake Shops tell us they donít want to use Copper Nickel Tubing because it means YOU WILL NEVER COME BACK for more tubing work. They donít like the thought of putting something on your car that will result in no chance of future business.

    Especially in the northern US where every year road salt eats away at your steel lines. They know that youíll be back and they can rack up more labor charges. They know that with rigid steel tube you wonít be working on your own lines without the help of expensive handling tools.
    How many times do you want to replace your lines?

    Do you want to replace the line once and for all? Do you want to enjoy recreating your existing lines without the use of expensive bending tools? Do you want to invest in the same materials high end manufacturers already use?
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    Cleaned out the oil pan before replacing the gasket and noticed this.
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    Washer added for effect, nothing scary actually stuck to it happily.
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    Love the details back then..
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    I can be a bit slow on the uptake-----so is the piece that says ENGLAND magnetic and holding onto the washer
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    I suppose the magnet is there to help keep metal debris from the engine in the oil from going back into the engine?

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    I'm happy you knew to do the double flare as that is a biggie that some folks don't know about.
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    Yessir Roy, these days, and more practically in my opinion, the drain plug is magnetic to capture stray swarf that gets into the oil. The only way to clean the old horseshoe magnet in this pan is to remove it, but the protection, closer to the crankshaft, may have been better back in the old old oil days.
    Neat splash guard as well to protect the crank as it’s spinning from splashing oil.
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    Maybe by the time you had to clean it you would have to remove the oil pan to repair it anyway?....
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    Engine and tranny installed with new mounts!
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    Stance looks pretty good with respect to the main frame lines.
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    Now on to the suspension so I’m ready to put the shocks and front end back together when they return from the shop.
    Then the plan is body panel tear down over the winter. Do most of my welding when it’s so cold the metal can take more tacks.
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    Looking good, Mike!

    Must be some advantage to freezing your ass off!
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    Lol, must be some advantages!!
    Figure I’ll do a lot of the panel sticking and repair as I take the body apart, where I can. The 20 gage wheel well panels, and around the rear flares will be lots of fabrication, so the more I get done as removed, the more I can back tack as well.
    Tig is good for that type of work, with new steel, not so much with used metal. Mig’s better for that stuff.
    The absence of the engine and stand has given me another patch of garage to use for the next steps too.
    Almost like a slide puzzle in my garage, as I try to move stuff around, take more stuff off, and put repaired stuff back on...
    Cheers gents..
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