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Thanks for all the help everyone gave me when my rear brake was binding. I have successfully changed over from the 1966 chromed to a 1967 alloy without having to change the hub.

Now, onto the oil lines. I added a filter, so I got an older two pipe design, but now I am trying to figure out how to install the oil plumbing so it looks nice. I'm not concerned with originality, but I'd like it to be a bit nicer than hose clamps on some autoparts store hose.

Has anyone ever tried using AN fittings? Or know what ferrules might work to dress up the hose ends? I know that the guy I bought my filters from has ferrules, but I don't want to have to import those little guys from the UK to the USA.

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you will find AN hose ends way to big for this application there IS a braze on hose 37 degree adapter you can make as i doubt you will find one in any tube size. technically there is an AN p/n for it but that just identifies a possible part that complies with airforce/navy standards. it doesnt mean any that any were actually made,just like an screws and bolts. i had the same idea in the early '70's while in the navy. i also understood the supply system and had access to the pertinent manuals. but the combination of adapter and hose end will probably be just too long. then theres the hose. rubber medium pressure hose is too stiff and its bend radius is too large. there is a series of light duty low pressure hose used for oil tank vent lines and such but all that stuff is pretty old hat. im sure you are aware there is NO pressure to speak of in these lines. if you are determined to do this in some fashion i'd advise you to try EARLS SUPPLY; if i actually HAD to try this i would probably investigate -5 medium pressure teflon hose and stainless fittings as i believe the hose id is 5/16''. on the other side of things mcmaster carr at least used to sell ferrules and and a plier type hand swager industrial equivalents of what was similar on brit bike fuel lines.but i would guess they would seep after a while and you wont be able to tighten them up. i dont advise any of this. but we all want our toys and want them our way!

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I bought ferrules from eBay but to use for fuel lines. Like these and from this seller

https://www.eBay.com/itm/5-16-Fuel-Pipe-Ferrules-Stainless-Steel-Motorcycle-TRIUMPH-NORTON-BSA-AJS/253206511036?hash=item3af448bdbc:g:lNUAAOSwU9xZ4LZ-

I know he is in UK, but you'll get the idea.

You could wire (stainless safety wire for example) the rubber hose onto the pipes on the oil manifold and filter presumably and slip ferrules over that perhaps.


But, I pinched a trick from someone else here and shortened the feed side pipe and use a clamp (not a worm drive) on the hose and undo that and slip the hose off to drain the oil. Very unmessy!! Doesn't get the bottom of the tank, but it works for me given I have a filter on it anyway.

Personally, I'd like the assurance it wasn't going to come adrift and spew oil all over my rear tyre.

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For the real boy racer look wink


I have just fitted these Clicky Link


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There are oetiker clamps
https://www.oetiker.com/-/media/Ima...5554D105322355B4B202C6B6946B1E0D95BB399C
https://www.oetiker.com/-/media/Ima...E461D65D08D103D7571EBD35BE68DDE455138562
Or you can use AN fittings on the engine
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and fittings for the tank
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You can get nylon woven covered hose.
The drawback to the worm screw covers is the cover is as large in diameter as the worm all around.

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I dont like worm drive clamps for oil pipe, they tend to end up oval.
The clips sold as fuel pipe clips give a more even squeeze,
This sort of thing.
https://www.vehiclewiringproducts.co.uk/c-238-fuel-parts/p-970-petrol-pipe-clips


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I used these stainless ferrules, a simple crimper can be made by drilling a hole between two pieces of square bar, half in each

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Andy, is that a pcv valve at the bottom of your motor?


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Thanks to all for the help! I think I've got it figured out, going to go with the 3/8 herringbone from Steadfast, and some compression to barb fittings to convert the 5/16 lines to 3/8, and wrap the whole thing up with oetiker clamps. Once I get this done, onward and upward to sorting the electrics out.

Again, thanks for everyone's help over the years - I've successfully got the brakes working now, changing the 67 front and 66 rear to a 68 front and 67 rear respectively. Stopping is important!


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