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busman
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Made up a new copper fuel pipe and also the oil pipes for the magneto chain case drain and crankcase breather.
Decided to have a crack at Silver soldering nipples onto the pipe ends, rather than using a swaging tool. Turned out to be much easier than I thought. Apply a generous amount of flux to the pipe end, pop on the nipple and then heat it up with a hand held gas torch. Don’t hold the torch too close to the brass nipple or it will melt (guess how I found this out!!!). Once the flux turns clear, feed in the Silver solder and it is drawn by capillary action into the gap between the nipple and pipe. The solder used was 55% Silver, along with Easy Flo flux powder.

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