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Originally Posted by cocobolo95 View Post
Great idea, I never thought of using a brake bleeder. Since the bleeder screw would stay open all the time, did you use locktite to keep it locked in the open position?
Grease Zerk fittings work well also, especially since you can get them in a 45 degree angled fitting. 90 degree zerks won’t install because there’s not enough room to screw them in without hitting the WP.
Only difference and hassle is, on the zerk fittings, you have to file or grind the check ball end to get the check ball out before you can use it.
But then it makes routing the vacuum/fuel line away from the opti easier since there’s not a lot of room between the WP and crankshaft pulley.
The reason I didn’t use a 45 degree zerk fitting is I don’t have a vise to hold it in to do the grinding or filing of the check ball end.
Can’t hold it in your fingers, and even using vise grips are difficult to hold the fitting solid and firm enough to file it down.
Hope it helps.

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