BRAKE PIPES AND FUEL LINES
Replacement fuel lines and ready-made brake pipes could have been purchased from suppliers, and these off-the-shelf parts are a good option where the tools needed to make them are not available. However, if you have the tools and are confident enough to use them properly, there is no doubt that making brake pipes and fuel lines in-house is less expensive. If you do make your own, have them checked over by a professional if you have any doubts. Because we have fitted raised suspension, we are using Goodrich extended brake hoses – this is important to ensure the hoses are not strained by the increased axle movement.
The fuel tank’s sender unit (for the fuel gauge) is wired into the chassis loom with new cables, the old ones had been adapted for the 88-inch chassis.
The fuel pump is fitted into a new tank (necessary due to the chassis change) and connected to the chassis wiring loom to run when the ignition is on.
The fuel filter housing is bolted just behind the right-hand side bulkhead outrigger, using a pair of M8 bolts, and is well protected by the chassis brackets.
The new fuel feed and fuel return lines, from the tank to the engine, were made using a combination of 10 mm copper tubing and rubber fuel hose.
A new in-tank fuel pump unit was acquired, instead of the external pump used on the 88. This pump is an OEM unit – just as the 110 left the factory with.