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WANTED: 1/4" aluminium bundy tube

Unread post by heisan » Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:00 pm

Anybody got a few meters of 1/4" Aluminium Bundy tube they want to sell, or perhaps know of a place in the Pretoria area that sells some?

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Re: WANTED: 1/4" aluminium bundy tube

Unread post by heisan » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:37 pm

Bump...

Anybody have any idea where I can find any locally? Or will I have to just buy 1000 series Aluminium tube from Aircraft Spruce?

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Re: WANTED: 1/4" aluminium bundy tube

Unread post by Mauler » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:30 pm

Try Hytec in JHB or any hydraulic shop. You should find plenty in the Yellow Pages.
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Re: WANTED: 1/4" aluminium bundy tube

Unread post by heisan » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:50 pm

Mauler wrote:Try Hytec in JHB or any hydraulic shop. You should find plenty in the Yellow Pages.
Thanks Mauler. Just finished phoning the lot of them. They all only sell steel bundy tube. One told me of a gent who builds racing cars, who brought some in for welding, but couldn't remember who, or where he bought it.

Time to buy a Car magazine, and browse the adds in the back!
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Re: WANTED: 1/4" aluminium bundy tube

Unread post by Nut Behind The Wheel » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:33 am

Hello, you can try ATS on 011 670 8400 and ask for Hilton. They sell ally bundy tube that the race car guys use for the plumbing on their plumbed in fire extinguishers. Alternatively you could also try Mike at International Race Supplies on 011 804 1275. Good luck!
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Re: WANTED: 1/4" aluminium bundy tube

Unread post by heisan » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:31 pm

Thanks guys. I was at a hydraulic shop the other day, so I bought a section of standard nickel coated copper bundy tube. Weighed it at 100g/m, which is nothing, so even though the plans call for aluminium, I will just use stock bundy tube, and be done with it. Apparently fatigue life is a lot better too. Aluminium bundy tube is just way too much effort to save 200g...
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Re: WANTED: 1/4" aluminium bundy tube

Unread post by Mauler » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:24 pm

Is it for a homebuilt aircraft? Fuel line? Perhaps it's not surprising that it's hard to find. Crappy, cracky stuff really. Modern cars use plastic stuff that lasts forever so long as it doesn't catch fire. It's very light too. Check out Aircraft Spruce and, even better, Summit Racing (in the USA of course).

Copper is good too though. If you aren't too anal about weight.
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Re: WANTED: 1/4" aluminium bundy tube

Unread post by heisan » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:42 pm

Yup, for the pitot and static lines in my Raven. The plans recommend aluminium bundy tube for the twistier routings, but as you say, copper isn't much heavier, especially on the short runs. Also has a much better fatigue life.

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Re: WANTED: 1/4" aluminium bundy tube

Unread post by flysouth » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:15 pm

You can get that 1/4 tube at HDS (Hydraulic Design Services) in Strydom Park, Randburg - if you can afford the prices! R50 for one metre last time I bought some.
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Re: WANTED: 1/4" aluminium bundy tube

Unread post by cvh » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:44 pm

Und the German feller at HDS has lots of knowledge that you could tap into!!!

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