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    So i re-ran all my wiring in the boat. It's all done except i did not replace a couple of hoses and thats next on the list..

    I have one vacume hose one water pressure hose for speedo and one copy tube for a manual oil pressure. I want to scrap the copper tube as it has some damage and is leaking.. I was thinking of replacing it with rubber but wasnt sure..

    I was thinking of this.
    http://shopping.rexmar.com/Merchant2...de=AMmarSender
    or is the copper better.. Im just having a hard time finding copper for this..

    i would assume the other two tubes should be GTG with this.

    http://shopping.rexmar.com/Merchant2...de=AMmarSender


    Also do i need to charge the hoses with fluid or do they just work on the air pressure.. Stupid question im sure..
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    Looks like they will work. Just make sure to secure the oil line where vibrations and rubbing will not puncture it. Maybe run it through some wire loom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GasGuzzler View Post
    Looks like they will work. Just make sure to secure the oil line where vibrations and rubbing will not puncture it. Maybe run it through some wire loom.

    Good thought..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    So i re-ran all my wiring in the boat. It's all done except i did not replace a couple of hoses and thats next on the list..

    I have one vacume hose one water pressure hose for speedo and one copy tube for a manual oil pressure. I want to scrap the copper tube as it has some damage and is leaking.. I was thinking of replacing it with rubber but wasnt sure..

    I was thinking of this.
    http://shopping.rexmar.com/Merchant2...de=AMmarSender
    or is the copper better.. Im just having a hard time finding copper for this..

    i would assume the other two tubes should be GTG with this.

    http://shopping.rexmar.com/Merchant2...de=AMmarSender


    Also do i need to charge the hoses with fluid or do they just work on the air pressure.. Stupid question im sure..
    whyever would u want to run a line from ur manual oil pressure gage all the way back to ur motor???...if whatever line u use breaks, ur gonna dump 8-10 qts of oil before u can shut it off!...IMO a very bad idea...mount the gage on the motor so u can see it when u want to check it...also...u can mount the vac gage there too...K.I.S.S. ....alot less trouble for urself


    just my .02 cents

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    I agree with not running the line all the way to the dash, how about running the mechanical gauge, but with an isolation transducer like you would see for mechanical fuel pressure gauges? That way if shit were to happen it wouldn't be oil...

    Just a wild, out loud thought!

    Here is the fuel gauge isolator, never saw one for oil but???

    http://store.summitracing.com/largei...g=atm-5813.jpg

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    Put a 300 on the back of it, Flywheel it and a nosecone. $15,000 later you'll have a 65 mph pile of shit......

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    I had stainless braided line on mine. I wouldn't trust anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n8dawg View Post
    stainless braided line I wouldn't trust anything else.
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    i use to run one of the clear plastic lines , and it just got brittle and pumped a shit load of oil into the bottom of the boat ,i have now ran a nitrous steel braided line from the block clear up to the gauge in the dash , well worth the money in my opinion, ill never have to worry about it again, a nitrous line comes complete with the end, and are fairly cheep,

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    Wouldn't an electrical gauge and sending unit be easier/cheaper?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    Wouldn't an electrical gauge and sending unit be easier/cheaper?????
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    http://www.speedwaymotors.com/BRAIDE...-KIT,4147.html

    I wouldn't go halfass on this. Put something good in.

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    If you do run the mechanical guage, be sure to bleed the air out of the line going to the guage or you may get false readings.

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    Default 1/8th copper

    I've been using 1/8th inch copper for oil pressure for decades. Never had one fail. I wouldn't use clear plastic on my lawnmower. An electric gauge will be easier to accommodate to the dash. A "T" at the outlet, or use another pressure port, and a mechanical gauge back by the engine turned so it can be seen from the driver's seat. The mechanical gauge is for insurance to verify the electric is accurate. Once again, I have no idea WHERE you are, so the spool of 1/8th copper I have may or may not be in your backyard and 10-14' of it free to you. C'mon guys, list your hometown or area. Not all of us that could/may help you know where you're at.......Ray
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    All great responces.. let me try to resond...


    Electrical gauge: Yes great idea i had thought of it but really wanted at least a back up manual one just in case... call me paranoid. And when i re-ran the eletrcial wires i also included one for an eletric oil pressure guage... just in case.


    Braided steel Line: AWESOME thats exactly what i was looking for just didnt really know it yet. That works 1000 times better than plastic hosing.


    Secondary manual Guage on the engine: If you have any ideas how i can mount one so i can read it with out having to stand up and crawl in the engine compartment then thats a definate possibility.

    Location: Sorry i thought it was listed. I added it. I live in Charlotte NC. I was wondering why people kept asking me that. :-)
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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