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Type 65 Coupe Update: Brake Line Mock-Up   Leave a comment

For some reason, things on the Coupe take much longer than I expect. I decided to practice running the brake lines today. I used some scrap number 12 wire, cut into five-foot lengths. The copper wire is much more flexible than the brake lines, but at least I can do a mock-up before I bend the real thing.

I am using the “FFR Type 65 Coupe build site,” by cbergquist1 on Flickr.com as a reference – click here to see Chris’ section on brake lines.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/51103049@N00/sets/72157622122325431/

Just like Chris, I drilled and tapped holes for screws to mount the flex brake line mounts. I used 8-32 stainless steel button head screws. The Allen heads almost look like rivets.

Here are some pictures of my front brake line mock-up. . .

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This is something weird. One of the mounting holes was not punched out. I used an automatci center punch to knock the slug out.

This is something weird. One of the mounting holes (on the left) was not punched out. I used an automatic center punch to knock the slug out.

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I took a time out to modify some monitor stand mounts for my office computer. The mounts were designed by monkeys, since they are useless and cannot be used out of the box. Actually, I should edit that statement, since I am not sure if the monitors or the monitor stands are wrong. In any case, some substantial cutting had to be done with my Dremel tool. I should have taken “before” and “after” pictures, but I wasn’t thinking. Here is a picture of the after-cutting operation. . . .

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