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#1 crazyjim

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:31 AM

I'm confused and need some help with AN fittings.  Looking through several speed equipment catalogs hasn't helped me.

 

There's red and blue fittings.  Are the colors supposed to used at specific times?  Like red on a carb or blue on a radiator hose?



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:02 AM

Question 1: No

Question 2: No

The red fittings usually go into the object you are plumbing then the blue is on the hose end.

Example: Plumbing a carb: The red fitting goes into the carb and the blue fitting is on the hose.

I hope this helps.



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:19 AM

Thanks, Gary.  Is it always red followed by blue?



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:22 AM

The red fittings are the ones that are not to be removed or disturbed (unless absolutely necessary) while doing repairs.  The blue fittings are the ones to be removed during service.



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:33 AM

Thanks, Chuck.  I think I'm starting to get it. 

 

The reason I ask is because I bought several sizes of Japanese seed beads in hex shape.  Much, much less expensive than buying machined aluminum fittings even though the beads don't have a tapered end.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:08 AM

I just learned this a few days ago and junk nailed it for ya.

Red are "do not touch"
nd Blue are " removable/ servicable".

Were did u pick up said beads? Iv checked micheals and have never found anything close. Iv been debating just buying hex rod from plastruct but ibhate waitin! Lol

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:18 AM

Fusionbeads.com  and look at their hex cut Japanese seed beads. 



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:55 AM

Thanks Chuck, i too found this valuable.

joe.