February 6, 2020 – At last! A small victory! I have successfully made and fitted two of the fuel lines in the cockpit from the fuel selector to the wings.
A 4-foot length of 3/8 tubing has been whittled down to about 1 foot before I got the hang of this.
I learned that I needed to flare the outboard end of the line IN the airplane.
I made the right side inboard line in an alarmingly short period of time, and it was harder because it has to work around the plumbing for the pump and filter.
I removed the outer kickplate brackets that the outboard tubes will go through. I added holes to each one that would line up with the travel of the fuel tubes.