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danalinscott

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Posted 21 January 2004 01:53 PM
Generally on our Benz conversions I have run two 2-hose HOH "rubber" lines insulated with foam pipe insulation. I cut a small hole in the front center of the trunk and slip in a large rubber firewall grommet to protect the lines from abrasion. A short section of rubber radiator hose would work too.

I then route the HOH lines down the same route the brake lines take to the engine compartment. I zip tie the HOH lines to the metal brake lines to hold them tight to the bottom of the car. I use one zip tie every 4 inches or so for a nice professional look. The grey closed cell foam blends in and is all but invisible and it seems to hold up well to what the road throws at it.

Oh..and I also use a bit of foam in a can to seal the HOH bundle where it comes up through the bottom of the trunk.

Dana


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Any chance you could snap a pic of the hole you route the HoH through (either as you cut one or of a finished install)?

I know it sounds simple but I am not naturally inclined to such pursuits so pics work real good for me

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Steve
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Dana,

I have purchased almost everything I need for my conversion except for the HOH.  I am having trouble determining the length and the size of the fuel and coolant lines.  Can you offer some advise for the following questions on a 83 300D?  I see some sites sell a bundle already setup for $200 but was hoping I could put one together cheaper.  I don't know what spec to buy for WVO.

How many feet and what size fuel line? 3/8" or 5/16"?
How many feet and what size supply coolant line? 5/8"?
How many feet and what size return coolant line? 5/8"?
What type of coolant and fuel line?
Do I also need to change out any of the existing fuel line?
If so, which ones and what size?  Sorry for all the loaded questions,
I just don't want to order the wrong types/sizes.

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You can put together your own insulated HOH for a about $4bucks a foot. A how to file for this is availabel for purchase at: http://vegoilconversions.netfirms.com/newpage2.htm about 2/3rds of the way down the page. I think all of your questions will be answered by the info in that file.




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Dana,

I have purchased almost everything I need for my conversion except for the HOH.  I am having trouble determining the length and the size of the fuel and coolant lines.  Can you offer some advise for the following questions on a 83 300D?  I see some sites sell a bundle already setup for $200 but was hoping I could put one together cheaper.  I don't know what spec to buy for WVO.

How many feet and what size fuel line? 3/8" or 5/16"?
How many feet and what size supply coolant line? 5/8"?
How many feet and what size return coolant line? 5/8"?
What type of coolant and fuel line?
Do I also need to change out any of the existing fuel line?
If so, which ones and what size?  Sorry for all the loaded questions,
I just don't want to order the wrong types/sizes.



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