Who has best --Braided-- Radiator hose?

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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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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://protechmodelparts.com/carpartscatalog.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.

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Pro tech all the way.

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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

Pro Tech

321-960-0532

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Charlie is the best & been around a LONG time

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Charlie is the best & been around a LONG time

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

Charlie

Pro Tech

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

Charlie

Pro Tech

we sure have

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