This blog is intended to document the build of my Gardner Douglas Mk4 Cobra; partly as IVA evidence, bit primarily to help others learn from my mistakes and/or successes.

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Saturday, 2 September 2017

Fuel lines pt1

Fuel Line
The fuel line is the bigger diameter pipe in the kit and comes coiled up with a 90 degree bend at one end, this bend goes at the front.  I carefully uncoiled the pipe, you can buy pipe straighteners but I found pulling on one end whilst a friend holds the other does the job perfectly well.

The pipe runs along the left hand top chassis rail to just behind the body mount, then dips down slightly to avoid the handbrake cables, over the front diff mount before doing an 'S' bend outboard and over the driveshaft.  I drilled and tapped the frame to secure the pipe with 'P' clips, adding a little grease in the holes to hopefully stop corrosion.

90 degree bend approximately 25mm in front of cross member

Routed along right left hand top chassis rail...

...slight downward bend rear of body mount...
...over front diff mounting plate...

...'S' bend outboard and over left hand driveshaft.

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