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Old 06-30-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Where to get a fancy oil feed like this one?


See how it's on the little metal shank thingy?

Talk to me.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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Oh yeah, that too. It's cool to look at pictures of racecars like that and see that my meticulous attention to detail is on par with "real racecars".
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
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like a solid feed line???
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I have a bunch of fuel/brake hardlines left over from the partout shell, planning to use those as oil feed unless I find some really good reasons not to.
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I used -4 alum and AN fittings for mine, terminates into a braided SS line behind the VC then down to the oil sender location. could not get a piece bent up AND fit with the motor in the car. too much in the way.

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Old 06-30-2012, 11:20 PM   #7
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You mean like this?



Its brake line, with the correct adaptors.

This was a setup I built.

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Wow, both of those look fantastic. Questions:
- how much did the 1st pic cost ?
- is that line going into the head on the 2nd? Never saw that before.
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not a whole lot.

bender was like 35, tube is super cheap, fittings are a few bucks each. the expensive stuff was the normal: drain fitting, feed restricter and water feed banjos as the stupid turbo is so small the normal straight fitting wont fit... the stainless line was like 22 bucks from a local source.
I might have 100 in all of it. Edit had to buy a flare tool too so prob 150.
AN Fittings from Aircraft Spruce is a good resource for AN fittings at normal prices...
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not a whole lot.

bender was like 35, tube is super cheap, fittings are a few bucks each. the expensive stuff was the normal: drain fitting, feed restricter and water feed banjos as the stupid turbo is so small the normal straight fitting wont fit... the stainless line was like 22 bucks from a local source.
I might have 100 in all of it. Edit had to buy a flare tool too so prob 150.
AN Fittings from Aircraft Spruce is a good resource for AN fittings at normal prices...
That's just a 37* flare with a tube-nut, right? I'm just trying to do about 3" on each feed to SS lines.
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yes. 37* with a tube nut and ferrule, they don't make the all in ones anymore.
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guess I should feel special. us FWD guys can walk into the mazda dealer and buy a B6T hardline fro $30. it does however need adapting to fit T- series turbos but that cost all of $12 on ebay
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guess I should feel special. us FWD guys can walk into the mazda dealer and buy a B6T hardline fro $30. it does however need adapting to fit T- series turbos but that cost all of $12 on ebay
nah thats just you 1.sixxers....
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My hardline is feeding from the head.

I walked into my brake suppliers shop, showed him the turbo and the grub screw thats in the head from factory, told him I wanted a stainless hard line 55cm long and he came out after 2 minutes with it made and asked for 12 australian dollars, so about a buck fiddy US.

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nah thats just you 1.sixxers....
fits the BP too, but you have to have one of the early blocks that has the oil port on the front.
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My hardline is feeding from the head.

I walked into my brake suppliers shop, showed him the turbo and the grub screw thats in the head from factory, told him I wanted a stainless hard line 55cm long and he came out after 2 minutes with it made and asked for 12 australian dollars, so about a buck fiddy US.

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Can we please discuss why this hasn't been done before? If this is an acceptable oil feed location it's a freaking awesome discovery nitro.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #17
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This is not a "hardline" thread.
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So what is it then?

That photo looks like a hardline with a hose clamped to it.

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Aluminum oil hardline is an engine fire waiting to happen. BTDT. Tried it on my coolant lines and it constantly leaked and cracked. Hard aluminum line has no place in a car.

SS hardline is an enormous bitch to work with. You need a $100 bender and a $250 flare tool to do anything with it, and they will still be more susceptible to vibration failure than a SS braided line wrapped in Thermosleeve.

I wouldn't cantilever a braided SS hose off of a -4AN tube nut and some 1/4" steel hose while expecting those same parts to contain ~60psi of oil pressure at all times, but that's just me.
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That photo looks like a hardline with a hose clamped to it.
Pretty sure that's 100% hard line with fire sleeve slipped over. But still apparently not the point of this thread.
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