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AK1161

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Brake and Fuel pipe layout
« on: October 23, 2020, 07:59:35 »
I hope this post finds everybody fit and well.
We are at the stage of fitting fuel and brake pipes to a Bristol engined Ace and wondered if anybody has diagrams / plans / photos of the setup.
Any information will be as ever greatly appreciated.
Luke

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Re: Brake and Fuel pipe layout
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 12:29:34 »
If anybody has the time or inclination to take a few photos of the routings of brake and fuel lines and relevant junctions on their cars it would be appreciated.
I know there are people out there that own an Ace and that i am not the only one so get out your cellphones and snap away.
It would be good to have a resource of photos for future restorers.
Thanks, Luke

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Re: Brake and Fuel pipe layout
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 12:48:32 »
Right or Left hand drive? I can help with a sketch for '58 RHD Ace.

Do you have an original chassis with the clip mount holes or is it a new chassis without?

James E

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Re: Brake and Fuel pipe layout
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 14:19:24 »
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James
Lukes Ace is AEX443 LHD and running a Bristol 100D2 engine and gearbox.

Did AC Cars Ltd (Thames Ditton) ever produce a drawing detailing the routing of fuel and brake lines for the Ace and /  or early  Cobra?

Keith
« Last Edit: October 26, 2020, 14:21:05 by AC Ace Bristol »

James Eastwood

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Re: Brake and Fuel pipe layout
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 15:27:41 »
Did a quick sketch of my RHD '58 layout which looks like this.

You will need the little TR2/Healey metal pipe clips to attach the pipe to the holes in the chassis. I can add the clip points if required. I have not shown the run from the reservoir to the master.

Does this get you going?

James

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Re: Brake and Fuel pipe layout
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2020, 16:13:50 »
Maybe this helps a little bit.

More pictures in my thread: https://www.acownersclub.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1515.45 reply #59

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Re: Brake and Fuel pipe layout
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2020, 11:15:46 »
58 Ace forward 4-way union.