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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:08 pm 
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G'day therillseekers : I, too, have a Tickford system :? Between the converter and the airbox runs a balance pipe, which is plastic, about 25mm I.D., and mine has a hole in it. ( I have it sticky-taped up at the moment :lol)

I have priced a new pipe from Fraud, and they want some astronomical money for a new one. Somewhere around $50!!! :o

Question: has anybody had to replace one of these, and what did you use. I have searched high and low, and cannot find a suitable replacement. The pipe has to be flexible enough to cope with some very tight radius bends.
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Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:13 am 
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use some heater hose or fuel line hose

all it is there for is iirc to allow atmo pressure to the conveter

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:57 am 
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theres no pressure in it, any hose the right size will do.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:32 am 
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I understand that there is no pressure in it, and I can use heater hose etc, but the problem is firstly, finding the right ID/OD., and second, finding a hose that will cope with a sharp radius bend without kinking, as a heater hose will. the final bend at the airbox is very sharp, and any hose i try to use there simply kinks and blocks the air flow.
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Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:27 pm 
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simple

get a piece of the old hose and go the the auto shop and tell them

for the bend 2 options

1, make the hose longer and use a differnt route through the engine bay

2, get some 90deg plastic poly bends from bunnings ( ones used on retic pipe ) and hose clamp each side

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:00 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
simple

get a piece of the old hose and go the the auto shop and tell them

for the bend 2 options

1, make the hose longer and use a differnt route through the engine bay

2, get some 90deg plastic poly bends from bunnings ( ones used on retic pipe ) and hose clamp each side

Nothing like bush mechanics to get the problem sorted and probably a lot cheaper than FRAUD :roll: :D :D :D

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:24 pm 
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your welcome :)

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:15 pm 
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whats this balence pipe for?

i dont have one, just a hole in the convertor for it.

 

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