View Full Version : Drop won't fit air hose

10-28-2006, 05:05 PM
Well, I just got a Bullet Drop forward and when I try to put the air hose in it won't go all the way in. here's a pic.


Do I need an adapter? I don't know what to do.

10-28-2006, 06:23 PM
Nope it will be fine. You need to wrap the fitting in Teflon tape to make the seal air tight.

10-28-2006, 07:01 PM
Nope it will be fine. You need to wrap the fitting in Teflon tape to make the seal air tight.

So, I can leave it out halfway and it still will work? weird

10-28-2006, 07:22 PM
does your hose connect to the expasion chamber? I'm just asking because it looks like it comes out to far from the side.

10-28-2006, 07:57 PM
yes it does...

10-28-2006, 08:58 PM
Looks like its time to switch to macroline. But, are you sure that the hose is the right thread?

10-29-2006, 03:08 AM
It's like BAMF said - it'll work. Just wrap it with teflon.

However, why did you use the adapter for that? I'd look into getting a 90 degree elbow so that your hose doesn't stick out the side.

yamaha cow
10-29-2006, 04:06 AM
2 words macroline.its cheap and easy lol.

10-29-2006, 04:32 AM
The hole on the asa is standard threaded. If the hose is stock Spyder, then it is metric threaded and WON'T work very well. You would need either:
1. an adapter fitting...metric female to standard male (because the male of the hose is metric)
2. replace the hose to get one in standard thread (but then you can't thread it into a stock spyder hole on the marker). Put a reg/expansion chamber in the VA and it will go in there though
3. Get 2 macroline fittings appropriate for the holes and use macroline.

My question is this...why are you trying to screw the s/s hose into the side of the drop? The hose would have a huge arc in it unless you get a 90* fitting for it...and without the 90* fitting, the hose would need to be like 8" longer to reach the front of the marker.

At the very least, get a 90* fitting...standard male and (whatever) female to put that s/s line into...and then teflon the threads...4 complete wraps will do.

Hob Hayward
10-29-2006, 05:39 AM
I'd go wit hthe macroline option, get a 90* fitting and a metric threaded macroline fitting for the air-thru grip. Hobbyhorse has the metric macro fittings for sale now.

10-29-2006, 08:28 AM
Hobby Horse has everything he'd need right now. Macroline, fittings... tefflon... lol.

10-29-2006, 10:46 AM
Druid is right...that drop is threaded 1/8 npt and your stock spyder line is metric threaded....
You might get it in there enough but I would not recommend trying..you should get the correct threaded fitting...

10-29-2006, 11:21 AM
However, why did you use the adapter for that?

What adapter?

10-29-2006, 11:24 AM
Vike is yalking about the piece between the line and the drop...
Again DO NOT force that fitting into that drop.....
Get the right threaded adapter or fitting...

10-29-2006, 11:31 AM
It sounds like hes already cross threaded it by screwing it in... :(

Hob Hayward
10-29-2006, 11:38 AM
The threads are similar enough that you can get it to go in a few turns before it locks up, I had the same problem with my Stab when I got it. I just retapped the metric threads and put on alot of teflon. He probably hasn't stripped them. However, a 90* fitting is basically neccisary in this situation.

10-29-2006, 11:41 AM
Yea, a 90* is a must for sure....

10-29-2006, 11:59 AM
I know on my spyder the adapter piece you have (screwed into the female end of the hose and into the drop) actually was metric to standard for me. It also didn't go really far into the drop. He may actually have the standard adapter for it. However, the 90 degree fitting is a must. Otherwise you just have this ugly hose jutting out from the side of the drop.