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    Question Oil pressure gauge line?

    Hey guys just looking for the best way to run the copper oil pressure line so it looks neat. Thanks guys any insight helps as I'm not so creative.
    -Kyle
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    Default Re: Oil pressure gauge line?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaBears View Post
    Hey guys just looking for the best way to run the copper oil pressure line so it looks neat. Thanks guys any insight helps as I'm not so creative.
    I just run mine along with the engine harness along the passenger side valve cover, then through the fire wall where the HVAC vacuum line grommet is.
    Larry
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    Default Re: Oil pressure gauge line?

    Quote Originally Posted by LARRY70GS View Post
    I just run mine along with the engine harness along the passenger side valve cover, then through the fire wall where the HVAC vacuum line grommet is.
    Yeah I was thinking about running it on the inside of the valve cover by the manifold back, just wasn't sure how it would look don't really want a copper line visible. Thanks larry
    -Kyle
    1970 gsx "tribute" 455 Stage 1

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    Default Re: Oil pressure gauge line?

    I had the same worry. I ended up fishing my through a vacuum line I added. It did take about an hour to massage the copper line all the way through the vacuum line. This made it blend in both in the engine bay and under the dash. I thought about cutting the vacuum line and sliding it over the copper but that wouldn't always work on certain bends. This also provides protection from vibration and chafing.
    Rob

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    Default Re: Oil pressure gauge line?

    I ended up running it up the side of the engine block, and along the inside of the valve covers to the firewall. looks nice problem now is the back of the gauge was stripped had to get another one ;(
    -Kyle
    1970 gsx "tribute" 455 Stage 1

 

 

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