Compartment Hose Stand offs
of: 14 November 2002
really getting into his "Weimerology" with this one. He's
actually giving away some of his engine detail secrets that allow him to win car
show after car show. Wow!
||Here you see the makings of a
stand off. Not a tall versus short, skinny viruses fat, or even a Mexican
stand off, but one you may need from time to time. This type stand off can
be made in several sizes and "fits
like the paper on the wall every time".
||Now and then you may need
to secure a wire, wire bundle, fuel or vacuum hose or keep them away
from something hot or sharp. Or, you may just need to steady it.
This is the most simple way I have found do make a neat, effective, low
cost, and simple stand off. All you need is a zip tie and a piece of
Simply find something nearby you want to anchor to. It can be a
hose, tube, or anything you can get a zip tie around or through and loop
back. In my case, I had a fuel hose that wanted to lay against a heater
hose; and, we all know that could cause vapor lock. So, I made a
stand off from the heater hose much like you see here. That solved
the problem, and it has worked for 8 years.
||As you see in this
example the zip tie goes through a short piece of fuel hose, around
the hose to be secured, back through the short hose, and around the hose
we're anchoring to. A pretty neat little 5 or 10 cent alternative for
preventing a line, hose, or wire from being chaffed or overheated.
NOTE: John Weimer's new "nom de plume")