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Running gas and breaklines - houston we have a problem

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Running gas and breaklines - houston we have a problem

Post by MC247 on Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:11 pm

Hi Everyone,

Firstly, happy new year and I wish you all the best for 2017.

Now, as you may recall we have started building our Sebring 5000/MX Saxon from the ground up, have everything and currently we're starting at the very beginning with assembly of the chassis as per the original manual. Here in lies our "scratching head issue" to run the gas line according to manual its run down the driver side from the rear (20" from rear pumper) all the way to just behind the front engine support. However, as you can see from the photo of our frame and compare to the picture, we have upper control arm mounts, which I assume came with the frame for our ford mustang doner car configuration.

As we have upper control arm mounts in place, how do we run gas and brake lines as there isn't any room to attach the lines to the frame and get around the control arm mounts. There seems to be a disconnect between the manual and what we have as the original frame.

I've enclosed three pictures...thoughts and ideas or experience, greatly appreciated.

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Picture of frame showing upper control arms and no clearance to run gas/brakelines attaching to frame.
2. Picture from manual showing the lines attached to frame (figure 3.2 from manual) note, mine doesn't look like that
3. Picture of overall layout of running fuel and brake lines.

MC247

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Re: Running gas and breaklines - houston we have a problem

Post by bwdz on Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:06 pm

Hard to see from your picture but can't you just bend it and run it on the inside of the frame around that portion where the control arm attaches? You don't have to follow the manual to the letter, it is just a guideline. The rule of thumb for gas or brake lines is to not have them hang down where anything can snag them and not have them too close to anything that moves and can rub on them and not too close to anything generating any kind of heat.

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Post by MC247 on Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:09 pm

Yeah thats what we decided to do. Seems to have gone well in the end

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Post by bwdz on Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:03 pm

I am working on a kit myself so post lots of pictures of your progress. BTW where in Ontario are you?

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