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Duncan wrote:I replaced the pipes over the tank, without removing the tank.
There seems to be debate about whether the pipes are clipped above the tank. My V reg saloon had no clips up there, but it seems that the parts catalogue shows some. Maybe they were a later addition.
Anyway, I used the copper type pipe: threaded it up and over using the two access holes under the rear seat to help with access,
Pete wrote:"It may be possible to remove brake line clips, clean up the pipe if not badly corroded, clean and replace clips then Waxoyl to prevent further degradation."
I'll second that statement Mick, that's exactly what I did.
In fact I asked my MOT man if I could take a good look at the pipes while it was up on the ramp, he said it would be fine to clean then up, treat them, and re-fix if the corrosion wasn't too bad (which it wasn't).
I bought some new clips 'cause I broke a couple of the originals - they'd become quite brittle.
BTW, no need to remove the fuel tank if you need to replace the pipes, simply re-route the new ones avoiding to go over the tank. Just make sure they're positioned safely out of harms way and secured properly.
Ciao, Pete (from Genoa, and yes I'm leaving flyers on the few 75's I see