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Offline 6262

Source for vacuum lines
« on: October 02, 2018, 06:59:44 AM »
I would like to replace all the vacuum lines in the car. Mine are a mess... I have no power trunk and locks.

They were color-keyed originally, as far as I know. What was the original diameter? I have different sizes and materials, but they appear to be makeshift solutions by previous owners.

Is there a source for a set? Another good source, where I can find the correct material? What is the correct material?

Thanks in advance!

Offline StevenTuck

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Re: Source for vacuum lines
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 04:34:49 AM »
Are you inquiring about the rubber or metal vacuum lines?
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Offline 6262

Re: Source for vacuum lines
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 11:49:36 AM »
It is probably a foolish question... Where on the car are the metal vacuum lines? Vacuum advance, right? But somewhere else?


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Re: Source for vacuum lines
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 04:33:13 AM »
Vacuum advance and Idle Speed-Up lines for those with Air Conditioning. So you still didn't say which...rubber or metal?
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Offline 6262

Re: Source for vacuum lines
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 06:39:23 AM »
You are right... I did not think of the idle speed-up.

I need the rubber lines.

Offline Dan LeBlanc

Re: Source for vacuum lines
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 07:34:12 AM »
Inline Tube seems to have color coded sets, but I have heard the quality of the color coding leaves something to be desired. 

That said, you can get generic black rolls, put some paint down on a cookie sheet, roll up the hose, and roll the hose through the paint.  This will give you a nice painted stripe.
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Offline 6262

Re: Source for vacuum lines
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 01:56:35 PM »
Thanks, Dan.

I did not find anything on inlinetube.com .

But I have found a set at Caddy Daddy

https://www.caddydaddy.com/shop-parts/a-c-cooling/hoses/vacuum/1959-1960-1961-1962-1963-1964-1965-1966-1967-1968-1969-1970-cadillac-vacuum-line-hose-kit-7-colors-8-pieces-reproduction-free-shipping-in-the-usa.html

and another at USA Parts Supply.

Both describe the product with meager words. But for 30 Dollar one could give it a try. However I wonder what is the correct diameter? USA Parts Supply does not specifiy it for the set but offers an assortment of different diameters just below the set... On my car a wild mish-mash of hoses can be found, probably whatever was at hand here in Germany. The Master Parts List is also of little help.




Offline 6262

Re: Source for vacuum lines
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 02:13:58 PM »
I found something very interesting at a Pontiac Vendor: Do you think 5/32" is the correct diameter?

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Re: Source for vacuum lines
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 07:22:06 AM »
There are actually multiple diameters.

What vacuum options do you have.
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Re: Source for vacuum lines
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2018, 10:05:27 AM »
@Clewisiii  None, with the exception of the A/C.