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Vendor error...ugh
Posted by: Grandpacorvair ()
Date: January 10, 2020 12:41PM

Hi Guys..

Ordered the fuel return line for the Spyder from my vendor, they sent me a brake line kit.


Can someone tell me if I can use a 'stock' line from an auto parts store and what size it should be?


Kerry Borgne
Birmingham, Michigan

1963 Spyder Convertible

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Re: Vendor error...ugh
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 10, 2020 01:20PM

If it was Clarks, just give them a call. I was having a new top installed last winter, the well fabric they sent me had a faded spot. Called them, sent a pic and a new one was in the shop the next day.


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Re: Vendor error...ugh
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 10, 2020 02:33PM

I don't know the size but it is tiny. The kit comes with the T and all the clips, clamps etc as well as the filter so I would get the kit swapped for the correct one.

Northlake, TX
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Re: Vendor error...ugh
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: January 10, 2020 08:09PM

3/16", same as front to rear brake line before they went to 1/4" front to rear brake line.

Maybe same part from vendor?

Filter a lot harder to source than the 3/16" steel brake line.

You can use 3 /16" Cunifer and never need to replace it again.....thumbs up

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Vendor error...ugh
Posted by: 2manyvairs ()
Date: January 11, 2020 10:29AM

May want to use the metal T from CCP as there seems to have been issues with the normal replacements - not being ethanol compatible and failing in short time. I was thinking the steel line was smaller than 3/16" but maybe it is 3/16.


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