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    Default Rubber oil lines shovelhead

    I've got a 72 Shovel in a rigid with horseshoe tank. I'm running upsweep exhausts and wondering what the best/highest temp rated rubber lines to use here would be. It looks like they might be hitting the exhaust so trying to avoid melting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firstripholdmybeer View Post
    It looks like they might be hitting the exhaust so trying to avoid melting.

    Just a short answer like usual.......... The exhaust shouldn't be hitting the oil lines you need to move one or the other.......... Why would you want preheat the oil??????????

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    You can put a large spring over the oil line so the pipe is not in direct contact with the rubberline. Did it on a 45 years ago and no ill effects as I can remember

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    These are over priced but I'd at least use a hard line to get yourself away from the trouble area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatman View Post
    You can put a large spring over the oil line so the pipe is not in direct contact with the rubberline. Did it on a 45 years ago and no ill effects as I can remember

    Good Idea, I'll see what I can find. maybe some large coil electrical coil to cover. would probably look pretty cool too.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Just a short answer like usual.......... The exhaust shouldn't be hitting the oil lines you need to move one or the other.......... Why would you want preheat the oil??????????

    I heard cold oil is bad for the engine LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by 47str8leg View Post
    These are over priced but I'd at least use a hard line to get yourself away from the trouble area.
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    that's what I have, I'll check again..maybe those will help the hose clear the rear upsweep.

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    Are you trying to go over your exhaust or under/behind it?????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Are you trying to go over your exhaust or under/behind it?????????
    You frequently answer a question with a question.
    That's fine but PLEASE just one question mark and we get it.
    Kinda reminds me of the guy who types in all CAPS. Unnecessary and a little annoying.
    Sorry T, rant over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcat View Post
    You frequently answer a question with a question.
    Sorry T, rant over.

    Yep I do that quite often, and I have a reason for that too..............

    I recently posted why I do that, But I guess you missed that while you were in the junk pile............

    Have a great day...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcat View Post
    That's fine but PLEASE just one question mark and we get it.
    Kinda reminds me of the guy who types in all CAPS. Unnecessary and a little annoying.
    Sorry T, rant over.
    You type like you want and I will type like I want........ If you don't like my post don't read them.........

    Just in case you haven't read why I over use them..........................
    I over use punctuation for all the people that don't use them at all!!!!!!!!!!!

    Had you rather read a post that looks like a Borg ship with NO paragraph's or punctuation's???????????

    That's drives me crazy........

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    I think the hardline suggestion is an excellent idea.. Few things would be more unpleasant than getting a sock full of hot oil while riding.

    But as far as the best high temp hose? You can get anything you want here.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/general-purpose-hose


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    You type like you want and I will type like I want........ If you don't like my post don't read them.........

    Just in case you haven't read why I over use them..........................
    I over use punctuation for all the people that don't use them at all!!!!!!!!!!!

    Had you rather read a post that looks like a Borg ship with NO paragraph's or punctuation's???????????

    That's drives me crazy........
    OK, I thought you would take it this way.
    You type the way you want and I'll comment on it if I feel like it.
    Didn't mean to insult you.
    Have a great day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcat View Post
    OK, I thought you would take it this way.
    Have a great day.

    Man I didn't take it anyway............. Not insulted at all, I just answered why I do it.............

    Were all good, Comment away.

    Have a good one.

    LOL Oh by the way I can type normal if I were to choose to. But what would we do with all the unused punctuation's? LOL
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    All hoses and lines should be positively controlled by clamps (aviation "Adel" style are best) and there are plenty of milspec clamps available via Ebay.

    For insurance you can buy "fire sleeve" and slip that over the hose or line to reduce heat transmission at the possible contact area but the sleeve should not contact the exhaust to prevent chafing. It's also useful for wiring. No hose or line (hose is soft, line is hard) should be able to move close enough to exhaust to contact.

    If you can't make it contact by hand it's probably save but more clearance is always better.
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    These brackets work really nice..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    These brackets work really nice..............
    I dig those, I'll see if I can find em. thanks!

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