Has anyone made one of these?

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Has anyone made one of these?

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So, as the title says, my current one is one of the old metal ones and it's knackered, had a pinhole in and rusted badly so had to chop it in half and bodge it with some pipe and clamped it. £90 something quid for a plastic pipe is a bit of a con I think. Has anyone made one themselves out of some copper pipe? copper wouldn't react with the coolant would it? was thinking it would be cheaper to pick up some pipe/connectors and a cheap bender with some brazing stuff and make one. Plus I like a good project... but maybe I should finish the ones I have first!
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I’ve made a few out of copper and soldered joints, been on 17-18 years no problems

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It would be cheaper and a lot less hassle to get a plastic one off one of the breakers  who frequent the internet I think .

I have repaired them with rubber pipe before now too . 
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I have a used spare too

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What is it?

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A pipe. :run
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It’s a bleeding ring ..........
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No need to swear.  :)
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:roll: dear dear... :lol:
I will ask around then and see what people want for one of the plastic ones, I am sure the one I have is 90% rust on the inside.


 
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Be aware that there are several variants of the bleed ring.

Carb (possibly early and late), 2.1/efi, also syncro variants of both late 1.9 carb and 2.1 with an extra 7mm connection about halfway along the long leg for the crossover pipe air bleed.

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I have a 2.1 plastic ring on my 1.9 and Ian is right in that there is an extra connector and this can be blanked off.

I have my old metal one that you are welcome to for free if you want it (but would be collection only due to its fragility).
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Thanks for the heads up about the difference of the syncro bits.
As I will be doing the syncro conversion AND the 2.1 build for it I guess I will have to get the syncro specific one. 

Thanks for the offer 300CE, however I'm in Coventry and with the lockdown I won't be going anywhere til this mess is resolved!

 
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I'm thinking about making my own version of this for my engine swap...

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