Author Topic: Austin Tractor 1922  (Read 3437 times)

Rob Templin

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Re: Austin Tractor 1922
« Reply #45 on: 24 June, 2020, 01:45:33 pm »
Having ordered 42 metres of 3/8 straight copper tube at $31.50 per metre I was informed that the quote was wrong and it was double that. So I have contacted the site in UK posted by Franco. But I think soft copper rolls will do the job just need to make a device to straighten coiled copper. I am sure the cost of the pommie stuff will be more frightening than the straight pipe.

cobbadog

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Re: Austin Tractor 1922
« Reply #46 on: 24 June, 2020, 04:01:16 pm »
Maybe running the flexible tube between 3 rollers might bring it back to shape but would be better with a small groove in the rollers to keep it inline.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

famous fitter

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Re: Austin Tractor 1922
« Reply #47 on: 24 June, 2020, 04:08:44 pm »
Hi Rob,

Maybe ask a plumber to buy the Tube wholesale on your behalf ,they may get the tube at a trade or wholesale price that the company cannot give direct to a non account holder. If I go into the local electrical wholesaler outlet the price is retail , if I get my sparky mate to buy it on his account it?s a fair whack cheaper.

It would be better to use hard drawn tube than coil but ya gotta do what ya gotta do !!

Cheers Justin

Rob Templin

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Re: Austin Tractor 1922
« Reply #48 on: 25 June, 2020, 06:09:49 am »
Cabadog I think the best would be 5 rollers with a 3/8 groove. I think cheap rope pulleys from ships chandeler would work. Soft copper is $91 for a 18 m roll. Hard straight copper is for refridgeration. Even with trade discount still expensive. Waiting for a reply from the radiator place in UK. Ain't restoration slow.

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Re: Austin Tractor 1922
« Reply #49 on: 25 June, 2020, 04:01:14 pm »
The more the better for the rollers, the less the better for the copper. Yes, restoration work is and can be fun and is why we do it, to challenge ourselves.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

Rob Templin

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Re: Austin Tractor 1922
« Reply #50 on: 25 June, 2020, 07:42:09 pm »
Exactly. The challenge that keeps you thinking as we get older and older and even older.