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    Excellent work it’s a great feeling getting paint on milestones reached
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

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    Excellent work it’s a great feeling getting paint on milestones reached
    Looks awesome Jimbo! What are those raised boxes at the sides where the rear seat would normally sit atop? Roll bar mounting point?

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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

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    Looks awesome Jimbo! What are those raised boxes at the sides where the rear seat would normally sit atop? Roll bar mounting point?
    Yep cage mounts captive fixings
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Smaller update this week but I got a few important things done.

    Firstly I got the wheel wells stripped, prepped, painted, and undercoated. I used the "Aircraft" brand paint stripper and it worked WAY better than the stuff from Home Depot; Would have made last weekend easier if I'd had it then.



    Actually forgot to take pictures of paint and undercoating but looks like you'd expect.

    Next I decided to bend up some fuel lines for the car. I chose to use 3/8 Aluminum tubing for supply and return. I thought to use 5/16 but -6 fittings that go with 3/8 tube seem more popular so I decided bigger wouldn't hurt. First time bending and flaring tubes so I had some difficulty at first. I'm thinking I may redo one of the lines to be like the other. The shorter one was longer but due to a kink I accidentally put in it by trying to tweak it a little by hand I had to cut it shorter and put another end on it. Tubing is cheap so I'll likely have another go at it.





    After that I decided it was about time I made some progress on the engine and test stand so I pulled the valve cover and double checked my timing and running clearnances. I then set my new 123 ignition to point at #4 on when the engine is on the cam marks.

    After cranking for maybe 10-15 seconds I wasn't seeing oil pressure on the gauge so instead of cranking more I figured I could prime it with a drill. Turns out you can so for anyone that may not know.... Pop the cover off adjacent to the fuel pump (mech fuel pump would need to come off too if you have one) and find the right bit for the little aluminum plug on the end of the shaft. Take off the crank bolt and remove the pulley and the gear that connects the crank to the oil/fuel pump shaft. Now you can turn the drill counter clockwise until you see oil coming out of the rockers. Note: oil will also splash out the front where the pulley isn't, so have something there to catch it! Pretty sure its from the cam oiler nozzle.


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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Interesting using aluminium tubing?! Isnt it a bit frigile and easily crushed? And also will corrode where it meets steel. No for me carrying your best 99 octane....

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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    I used Cunifer when I was restoring thé E-type. Works great, easy to shape but yet resistant.

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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Cunifer would be the most appropriate I think. Like Tim says, I am not very sure about the aluminium pipes.
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by lancialulu View Post
    Interesting using aluminium tubing?! Isnt it a bit frigile and easily crushed? And also will corrode where it meets steel. No for me carrying your best 99 octane....
    Aluminum fuel line seems to be a very popular option. It's pretty easily formable, but I wouldn't say that it's fragile or very easily crushed. I did a bit of research and didn't see anyone claiming issues with aluminum except were using very high ethanol content fuel (I don't intend to put any ethanol in my Fulvia anyway). It seems the largest issue with aluminum (and would extend to copper) is vibration causing the material to work harden and eventually crack.

    Cunifer is available as NiCopp here in the states, but holy hell is it expensive. I'm also not sure if it would be acceptable to use Aluminum AN fittings on this type of tubing. If anyone has experience please let me know!
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...19-25/reviews/

    Edit: Seems like galvanic corrosion might still occur with the copper tubing and aluminum fittings. I think I'd rather keep it 100% aluminum from start to finish. I think I can isolate the aluminum from touching any steel so I shouldn't have to worry about steel corroding the line. Plus the Aluminum is considerably cheaper
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g2538

    If it causes issues later on I'll be sure to let you guys know you were right when I have to swap the tubing in situ lol

    Also to clarify I will be using NiCopp (Cunifer) for the brake lines and already have a 25 ft roll of 3/16" tubing in. Aluminum is not rated for the high pressures of a brake system and should never be used in that application.
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    No price on safety!

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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by lancialulu View Post
    No price on safety!
    Do you feel like the aluminum tubing is unsafe for this application?

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