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Technical PCV Valve AN hose fitting?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tlmartin84, Aug 31, 2021.

  1. tlmartin84
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    I see all of these dressed up motors using braided AN hoses and fittings.

    I have not been able to find a PCV valve with AN fittings. Is there one out there?

    Or are these guys cutting the barbs off and using a tube nut to get to AN's?
     
  2. squirrel
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    I use AN hose and fittings on stuff that needs it, and normal rubber hose on stuff that doesn't. Is there some reason you have to not follow this method?
     
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  3. Bandit Billy
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    I used an AN fitting on my flathead's PCV line but I have issues so it is best not to follow my lead. Threaded on source end, silicone shrink clamp stuff on the valve. Extremely tidy but completely unnecessary.
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  4. tlmartin84
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    All about looks...
     
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    We sell them for $75, Australian dollars that is
     
  8. I know AN was from WWII, but I don't remember seeing them used on rods in late 50's and early 60's.
     
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  9. seb fontana
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    Pretty much so ^^^^
     
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  11. indyjps
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    Wow. $87 for a fitting, have someone tig a common fitting onto your choice of pcv valves for less than that.
     
  12. PotvinV8
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    Breathers.

    Or run an inline PCV. You can get those AN-looking ends that cover the hose clamps if you're really after that look.

    I don't run PCVs on anything, just breathers. I understand the idea, just never thought it beneficial to suck all that crap back into the engine.
     
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  13. I can't believe this is a question, but then I can. Same with the availability of such a product. The price is just robbery. But then, you know what they say about a fool and his money. They probably cost $3 made you know where.
     
  14. tlmartin84
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    They are in the US, I ordered a bubble flare tool from them for fuel lines....

    But $87 bucks....is a bit steep. I think I'll tig weld a fitting (or attempt to, I am afraid I might cook the spring and or seals). Just hoping one could be picked up reasonable.

    You know, I bought a billet one, and I am pretty sure the nipple is pressed in. I bet that could be popped out, and an AN fitting turned down and pressed in.
     
  15. tlmartin84
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    Once again though, if I can find a bit cheaper option, my time is worth something....
     
  16. tlmartin84
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    Definitely a 3 dollar part made you know where....

    I have seen a TON of PCV valves at shows with braided AN hoses....I didn't think it would be a problem to find.
     
  17. VI Lonewolf
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    I also wanted a "clean" look. I used sleeve and bearing retainer on the pcv end and an AN on the other. It's short enough the line comes out with the valve.
     

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  18. '34 Terraplane
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    20210901_135235.jpg I didn't worry about using an AN fitting for the PVC valve. I just used the corresponding braided steel hose that would slip over it and a small worm clamp. I then used shrink wrap and slid it over the steel line and clamp and shrunk it on. (I had to use two layers so the steel "barbs" didn't poke through).
     
  19. tlmartin84
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    I actually use heat shrink prior to cutting mine...cut braids with the grinder and finish the tube with a knife. Keeps a clean edge.
     
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