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Fuel line to Chassis clips

PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:34 pm

What are people using to clip the nylon fuel line to the top of the chassis tunnel these days?

Lotus originally used "Omega" clips 036L6003:
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I have checked with Sue Miller, SJ Sportscars & RDent who have nothing; Matty sells generic "P" clips:
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Another alternative is these BMW pipe clips which appear perfect in size:
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What did / would you use?
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 pm

I have been using steel P clips with rubber molding on all my rebuilds for the fuel line. I also add a clear piece of tubing around the tubing at each of the clips. I know, I?m totally over doing it......
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:31 am

I've used these on more than one occasion,

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They work well but you sometimes have to slightly open the holes in the chassis for them to clip in.
They are available here, https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/ ... pipe-clips
They also have lots of other options.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:22 am

Thanks Tim, they appear very similar to the BMW clips.
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:53 am

Button head cable ties perhaps.......
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:07 pm

oldelanman wrote:Button head cable ties perhaps.......
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easier to use these with the body off I guess...
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:19 pm

nmauduit wrote:
oldelanman wrote:Button head cable ties perhaps.......
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easier to use these with the body off I guess...


Impossible without ...... probably :(
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:34 pm

Since I will not use nylon fuel line (absolutely NO fire resistance), I replace the plastic with copper line. I then use the aircraft P clips that are made from metal w/ the rubber cushion on them. My S3-SS has over 30 years this way and my Coupe restoration will have the same very soon.

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