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#1 adabiri2

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

Gonna do some coolant and oil/fuel lines on my Lincoln Mk7 Dragster.  What sizes should these be?  Who has best looking braided hoses?



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

You need to talk to Charlie at Pro Tech.... He has the best braid hose in the business hands down. Here is his website http://protechmodelp...artscatalog.htm See Page 2 for his braided hose 

 

for Radiator line you can use .080"

 

.060" for oil line, heater hose

 

.045" Fuel line, Oil Line, Heater Hose

 

.035" for Fuel lines

 

You will not be disappointed by his products. None ones braided line compares to what he has. Plus he is a great guy to do business with. I just placed another order with him today.


Edited by Mooneyzs, 15 January 2013 - 03:38 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

Yup, what Chris said!!  Pro-tech is the best!!!



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

Thank you sir.  Those are nice.  The "hex" fittings for the ends of the hose is killin me tho, lol$$$$$$



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

yeah, you just can't beat Pro Tech braided anything!

 

Fittings can be expensive, you can raid your local jewlery store for findings for a lower cost (albeit not super accurate) alternative to fittings.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

Thank you sir.  Those are nice.  The "hex" fittings for the ends of the hose is killin me tho, lol$$$$$$

 

Get some Plastruct hex rod in different sizes and make your own hex fittings. Takes some finesse but for the cost of a package of hex rod, and how many fittings you can create, you just can't beat it.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Ali... I was going to mention in my first post if you want the best A/N Fittings you should check out RB Motions website. They all are machined from aluminum and a great product. They can get a little pricey though.

Wayne has a good suggestion as well to save a little money.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

I was lookin in bead section.  There was too much.  Really don't know, sizes were all different.  What type?  Treasure beads?



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

I was lookin in bead section.  There was too much.  Really don't know, sizes were all different.  What type?  Treasure beads?

 

Skip the beads, unless you want to make necklaces. If you're going to use real braided line, why not use real aluminum fittings, too?

 

I've used Detail Master braided line, fittings, and hard line as was very happy with their products, but recently bought some miniature hardware from RB Motion and may end up trying their stuff next. http://www.rbmotion.com/



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

Thank you sir.  Those are nice.  The "hex" fittings for the ends of the hose is killin me tho, lol$$$$$$

RBMotion for your fittings he has some nice ones for rad hoses aluminum and anodized and pro tech for braided line


Edited by Big Daddy, 15 January 2013 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

Pro tech all the way.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:49 AM

Thanks guys for chiming in. I really appreciate all of your support!

 

Ali, our braid is one of our products that we're really proud of. It is a custom run product that was enginnered in house to produce a true to scale apperence. If you have any further questions PM me or give me a call.

 

Charlie

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

Charlie is the best & been around a LONG time



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:38 AM

Charlie is the best & been around a LONG time

 

Hey Kev, we both been around for awhile lol..........

 

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

Yep, got to agree with the others. I really like Pro Tech's Braided Line. I've had it once, and it was fantastic stuff. Now I had Scale Dreams' stuff, because Model Car Import had no ProTech lines in stock when I bought that last time, it's far away from Pro Tech's quality.

 

Next weekend there's a Model Car Show, I hope I can get few packages of Pro Tech lines there. B)



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

 

Hey Kev, we both been around for awhile lol..........

 

Charlie

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we sure have