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Old 05-30-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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The brake line is driving me crazyl

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OK I have installed many retracts and brakes on models but I never seem to have a foolproof design that does not look ugly.

The problem is the brake line keeps getting pinched between the strut and the retract cylinder and prevents the strut from fully closing.

What are you guys using that works for you?

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Old 05-30-2015, 11:14 PM   #2
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Re: The brake line is driving me crazyl

Can you run the line around the opposite side of the strut?
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Old 05-31-2015, 05:47 AM   #3
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Re: The brake line is driving me crazyl

If there is clearance for good heat shrink between the strut and cylinder then you may be able to slide a sleeve over the strut and air line before installing it on the trunnion. Orient the air line where you need to then heat it to lock it in place.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:02 PM   #4
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a small loop of piano wire on one of the retract fastening screws does the trick.
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