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Thread: Ryan's 57 4 door Belair Hardtop Project

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    Finally got the tank mounted in this morning.
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    So with that out of the way, I'll start working on the brake and fuel lines. Is there an advantage to start one over the other? Also I was thinking on routing the fuel line on the driver side, rather than the passenger. Any disadvantages to doing it that way?
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    I routed my fuel line down the passenger side, but since I'm using a LS engine, I should have come up the drivers side. Brake line on the drivers side is the best route, since that is where the pedal is.

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    Run the rear brake line down the outside of the driver side frame rail since you'll have a dual reservoir master cylinder. No need in crossing over to the passenger side then part way back.

    If you have an LS or LT1 engine, those have the fuel inlet on the driver side, so running the fuel line down the driver side is the simplest. If you have a carb, then passenger side is the simplest.

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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys

    Gonna go with what is suggested.
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    I ran my dual fuel lines down the outside of the passenger frame rail, and the brake line down the inside of the driver's side frame rail. It might have been easier to run the fuel lines on the other side, but it would have been crowded and it worked out this way. I also added a Wilwood proportioning valve part way back.

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    I have the same tank, and I still can't believe I paid that much for it!
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    Thanks for the photos guys! Yeah that tank is whopper as price goes, I hope its worth every penny.

    Did a little bit today, pulled out the flaring and tube bender tools my Dad used when he did his Ford. Using the tools I managed to get the rear hardline done. Not the prettiest, but it turned out well enough I'm happy with it. Next I plan to run the line from the T fitting towards the front. Doing some route planning, I ended up removing the original parking brake cable brackets off the frame. I might work on the frame a bit tomorrow.

    Summit had a sale recently and so I broke down and ordered rear the coilovers. Summit also had a pretty good price on Vintage Air Evaporator kit so I picked that up too. From buying the front springs, I learned that Ridetech used Hyperco springs, so this time I just ordered Hyperco ones and saved a few bucks that way.

    Slowly but surely I'm chipping at it
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    It's looking great Hurddawg. Stay at it and post more pics as you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WagonCrazy View Post
    It's looking great Hurddawg. Stay at it and post more pics as you go.
    Thanks Paul!
    - 1957 Chevrolet 4 dr hardtop Bel Air Sierra Gold/Adobe Beige - Purchased July 5th, 2013
    - 1957 Chevrolet 4dr sedan 210 Larkspur Blue/India Ivory Sedan - Purchased Aug 6th, 2012 (not running)
    - 1957 Chevrolet 4dr sedan Bel Air Canyon Coral/India Ivory Sedan - Purchased June 30th, 2013 (not running)
    - 2017 Chevrolet SS Sedan - LS3 - TR6060 - Nightfall Grey Metallic - Purchased April 2017

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    Soooo...whats the best way to remove a broken tap? Any suggestions for quick removal? I was tapping holes for the hold downs for the brake line and it was history. Biggest issue is probably because I was using a slightly undersized drill bit, rather than the recommended #21 (I'm tapping 10-32). New tap and drill bit on the way.
    - 1957 Chevrolet 4 dr hardtop Bel Air Sierra Gold/Adobe Beige - Purchased July 5th, 2013
    - 1957 Chevrolet 4dr sedan 210 Larkspur Blue/India Ivory Sedan - Purchased Aug 6th, 2012 (not running)
    - 1957 Chevrolet 4dr sedan Bel Air Canyon Coral/India Ivory Sedan - Purchased June 30th, 2013 (not running)
    - 2017 Chevrolet SS Sedan - LS3 - TR6060 - Nightfall Grey Metallic - Purchased April 2017

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