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My Build — Boner Award: Cutting my brake line

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I made excellent progress yesterday completing and installing a variety of parts (including the custom steering column rod and u joints, additional hydraulic lines, electric fuel pump, fuel line to carburetor).  Unfortunately, in the midst of all this success,  I screwed up. 

For reasons that still baffle me, I mistook the rear brake line (which isn't hooked up to the master cylinder yet — note the pathetic attempt at an excuse) for the gas line to the tank (which isn't there at all).  Despite the fact that they are different size lines and despite the fact that the brake line has the threaded nut at the end (which somehow I didn't notice), I managed to mistake the brake line for the gas line.  Even right after I cut it I didn't realize my mistake (clearly my mind was elsewhere!).  

The good news is that I can still take it off relatively easily and get it reflared and it shouldn't cost more than a few dollars — Andy's Supply, here I come.  Though it's now shorter, fortunately it's still long enough to use — in fact, it might even work better as a slightly shorter length.

 

3 Comments on “My Build — Boner Award: Cutting my brake line

  1. Anonymous

    lol….Guess who has the official “boner award” for my flop on flat ground at Rimrock last year?

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