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Old 18th September 2017, 07:53 PM   #21
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Re: Del's Build: SLC IR/8

Del not sure if you know but I noticed in your pics that you had the flex lines threaded onto the IF (inverted flare) fittings on the hard lines,this is not correct unless something has changed since my car.There should be an adapter fitting that goes from an3 to IFF this fitting will also accept a mount to attach to the chassis.Go to ''Speedway Motors'' and search ''brake line mount'' they have straight and 90 brackets that slid over these adapter fittings with a retainer clip included.My adapters were in the bag with the flex lines the ones that came with mine had nuts that clamped them to the mounts.If you already knew this please disregard this post just try to look out for a fellow builder.
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Old 19th September 2017, 04:47 AM   #22
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Del not sure if you know but I noticed in your pics that you had the flex lines threaded onto the IF (inverted flare) fittings on the hard lines,this is not correct unless something has changed since my car.There should be an adapter fitting that goes from an3 to IFF this fitting will also accept a mount to attach to the chassis.Go to ''Speedway Motors'' and search ''brake line mount'' they have straight and 90 brackets that slid over these adapter fittings with a retainer clip included.My adapters were in the bag with the flex lines the ones that came with mine had nuts that clamped them to the mounts.If you already knew this please disregard this post just try to look out for a fellow builder.
I was curious if you can screw -3 into 3/16 IF .... you can without any resistance. You can also screw it into 1/8'' NPT w/o any resistance
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Re: Del's Build: SLC IR/8

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Del not sure if you know but I noticed in your pics that you had the flex lines threaded onto the IF (inverted flare) fittings on the hard lines,this is not correct unless something has changed since my car.There should be an adapter fitting that goes from an3 to IFF this fitting will also accept a mount to attach to the chassis.Go to ''Speedway Motors'' and search ''brake line mount'' they have straight and 90 brackets that slid over these adapter fittings with a retainer clip included.My adapters were in the bag with the flex lines the ones that came with mine had nuts that clamped them to the mounts.If you already knew this please disregard this post just try to look out for a fellow builder.
Crap, I didn't realize at all that I needed a fitting between those 2. Like Alex said, yep there's no resistance at all. I just put them finger tight, thank you for the heads up on this as I would have been leaking brake fluid! I'll get some on order now. The first of many mistakes to come.
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Old 3rd November 2017, 01:35 PM   #24
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Re: Del's Build: SLC IR/8

I have a dumb question...before I potentially screw something major up.

Bolting down my roll cage. When it's just "sitting" on the car, the front base plates don't sit flush with the edge of the dash. I assume I need to bolt the rear of the cage in position, then use C-clamps on the front to pull them flush, mark the holes in drill and bolt... Am I right?

Just concerned with forcing it and it having adverse affects on the frame.
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Old 3rd November 2017, 03:50 PM   #25
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A small amount is OK. Think I had to push mine about 1/2" or so to get the forward plates even with the front mounting location. Use a ratchet strap tied to the front upper a-arm if you have one, easier than a C-clamp I think.

Good luck! I would do a quick check with the interior tub and ceiling panel installed as a quick sanity check before drilling the cage in. I had aligned my cage using the overhead bars and it turns out they're not symmetric on my cage. Aligning the rear cage mounts with chassis centerline yielded a much better fit.
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Old 3rd November 2017, 06:13 PM   #26
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Re: Del's Build: SLC IR/8

My cage came bolted. Perhaps that’s because it bolts to the removeable side impact bar supports. To get it reinstalled I used a ratchet strap and a hole alignment tool (in my case a small pry bar whose handle is round and pointed). I also needed some to help. One person to align it and the other to drop in the bolts.
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Old 3rd November 2017, 07:06 PM   #27
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Re: Del's Build: SLC IR/8

Thanks for the help guys! I like the ratchet straps idea, sounds much easier. Mine is about 1/2" or so as well too. I have it aligned in the rear but haven't checked the front yet. I needed some hardware to bolt it in before I marked the fronts and picked up the hardware yesterday. Grade 8 stuff adds up, lol. Thanks again, I feel better now.
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