broke elbow fitting on valve cover

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broke elbow fitting on valve cover

Postby 510llama » 20 Apr 2015 20:16

so close to finishing installing my l20b and i broke the elbow fitting trying to pull it off my old valve cover on to my new one....

what are my options for replacing it?

i'm not even sure what it is actually called.

any insight to what i can do would be appreciated. even the thread size would help so i can just find another fitting for it. thanks

hopefully i'll be able to run the car tomorrow for the first time

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Re: broke elbow fitting on valve cover

Postby bertvorgon » 21 Apr 2015 05:27

A lot of us just re-tap the cover for whatever size fitting will work, in my case an Earls/Aeroquip style fitting for the steel braided line to my catch can. Lots of options out there, very cheap to do if basic right angle fittings used.
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Re: broke elbow fitting on valve cover

Postby KoHeartsGPA » 21 Apr 2015 11:35

Keith, I can't wait to see your setup in person one of these days, looks like a real treat!
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Re: broke elbow fitting on valve cover

Postby Mattndew76 » 21 Apr 2015 11:37

I saw some detailed images of this setup and man I love it.

I wanted to see if I could duplicate these as an economical turbo system but dreams can only be dreams at times. It would cost quite a bit to make these :D
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Re: broke elbow fitting on valve cover

Postby bertvorgon » 21 Apr 2015 19:16

Thanks guys!

Say, who is going to Canby this year? I need one of those diff covers.......
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Re: broke elbow fitting on valve cover

Postby Mattndew76 » 21 Apr 2015 20:46

:D
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Re: broke elbow fitting on valve cover

Postby KoHeartsGPA » 21 Apr 2015 21:25

I'm hoping to take my dime there this year, still working out the bugs and adding stuff every weekend, I might take her for the longest drive yet next weekend to my sister's house in Camas Valley, Oregon. So far my longest drive was like 6 miles lol.
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Re: broke elbow fitting on valve cover

Postby bertvorgon » 22 Apr 2015 06:58

I have been seriously considering coming down to Canby this year, will just have to see. Weather can be such a bugger up here. I have almost finished my rad project, so I have even more insurance for any traffic issues.
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Re: broke elbow fitting on valve cover

Postby Mattndew76 » 22 Apr 2015 07:12

Diego you can drive the car to Creswell any time and show it off.

Kieth if you don't make it to Canby I am still trying to make BC by August.

Back to the topic. I vote Tap the hole for a NPT bung or AN fitting.
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Re: broke elbow fitting on valve cover

Postby KoHeartsGPA » 22 Apr 2015 10:40

Keith, I'll pray hard for good weather!!

Matt, did you move from Lowell?, I definitely want to go meet you in person and check out your shop :-)
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Re: broke elbow fitting on valve cover

Postby Mattndew76 » 22 Apr 2015 11:36

Yeah I moved my machine to my house. No more commute to lowell.
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