From:Thomas Fickau e-mail:FickauPrototypes@cs.com
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: Oil Line Ferrules Date:Tue Dec 4 21:32:49 2018
Response to:6907
Seemingly logical advise on the 2 angles being the same but, not correct advise. The 2 mating fittings should have differing angles to facilitate sealing once the union is tightened.
Just saying is all.
Thomas Fickau

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Bear in mind that the fitting itself has to have a receptive female angle (just like with humans). I make my own ferrules with an angle that matches the fitting. It's just like a valve, and valve seat; they have to match. This is the kind of stuff that makes a lathe a critical element to vintage motorcycle restoration, and maintenance.

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I think that Tom Fichau makes these. Billk

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Dave:
I am not sure exactly what you are looking for since I have not gotten that far. I have used this company for other antique motorcycle odds and ends. The fittings are pretty close but usually need a little working to be exact but better than starting from scratch.
If these work and you find the correct sizes needed, please let me know your discoveries,
thanks,
Dan

https://www.glrkennions.co.uk/union-nipples.html



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Does anyone have a source for the ferrules on the KJ oil lines? The ferrule on my tee-fitting to oil pressure gauge line done cracked. It was a "field-fitted" copper item, unlike the standard steel ferrule assembly.

The sad story is here: http://www.highlandschapteramca.com/gallery/2018/2018-07-08/index.html

This fitting can be made, but it would be a shame to spend hours and hours making one, if one could be readily bought for a few dollars somewhere.

Any leads?

Thanks,
Dave Hennessey