Engine pluming, "armored" lines and anodized fittings

I have seen a number of WW2 era engines restored and installed in
various things. They feature the metal mesh covered lines, and the
brightly colored anodized fittings. Were these actually in use in
WW2. Although I was still a school kid at the end of the war, I don't
remember seeing this stuff on engines then.
When did the metal mesh covered lines come into use? When did the
colored anodized fittings come into use?
Reply to
Don Stauffer in Minnesota
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Hmm. I'd bet during WWII they used steel, brass or bronze fittings. The mesh you're refering to is stainless steel braid. Don't know when it came into use either, but I'd bet they only used black hoses or metal tubing.
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frank
: I have seen a number of WW2 era engines restored and installed in : various things. They feature the metal mesh covered lines, and the : I have seen mesh wrapped tubes for the spark plug wiring, up to a common point. : : brightly colored anodized fittings. : The coolant and fuel lines/fittings are generally rubber with a standard hose clamp on them.
What "various things" have you seen WW2 era engines installed in? I suspect that is the answer to your question.
Bruce
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Bruce Burden
These are rebuilt classic unlimited hydroplanes, and a few aircraft engines in small museums.
Thanks, guys for the comments. You all seem to agree with my recollections.
Reply to
Don Stauffer in Minnesota
On a similar topic...in this age of "jets and turbo props", are piston engines such as these still being manufactured?
Reply to
Greg Heilers
The braid on plug wires is shielding. The braid on hoses is for re-enforcement.
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frank
Continental & Lycoming opposed (flat) engines are still made here in the US. No new radials here, but the former USSR & some other of that line of countries are still making smaller radials & I think some vee engines, but they may just be overhauls.
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