1. 4spdragtop

    4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA! FABO Gold Member

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    Yep, I was told I was getting it 1/2 price lol.
     
  2. DentalDart

    DentalDart Well-Known Member

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  3. RammerJammer75

    RammerJammer75 Well-Known Member

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    We have used this stuff for at least 5 or 6 years with no issue. The way I see it, if any road debris gets to any brake line it's got a good chance of harming the line.
     
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    • BillGrissom

      BillGrissom Well-Known Member

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      I wouldn't fool with junkyard brake tubing unless you live in SoCal or Phoenix. You need a quality double-flaring tool as shown. I have made double-flares OK on the newer "metric" brake tubing (from junkyard car in CA), so it must be close enough to the 1/8" tubing. I used it for its flexible stainless wire-braid sections at the master cylinder. You can actually make bubble-flares with a double-flaring tool, as I did to use a later MC on my Mopars. You just use the flat-side of the bar to make the single flare (see youtubes). You can buy a special bubble-flare tool, but expensive. The Cu-Ni tubing sounds great, but I have never had much trouble flaring steel tubing, if you keep the clamping bar very tight so the tube can't slip (use a wrench, not just the thumb screw). Stainless tubing may be harder, though I recall that is what the metric tubing I used was. As an aside, I have read that the spiral steel wrap over the brake tubing was so the workers could hand-bend the tubing tightly around the frame rails without kinking (using leather gloves). Others say it was protection from rock strikes. Perhaps it was for both.
       
    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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      You did as a nice job on that. It's not too hard at all is it? Just try telling people that on here who've never done it. lol
       
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      • DentalDart

        DentalDart Well-Known Member

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        No it wasn't to hard at all, getting the hang of using the flare, triple checking the proper length to bend and 2 broken rental flare tools were the hardest part. I bought a 25 dollar flare tool at autozone and the thing worked like a charm, made great flares and I ended up redoing all of the flares with it.

        Oh also, remember to put the fittings on is very important before making the flare... ask me how I know... ooh and don't let the fittings fall down the line then add a bend to the line... thats a pain in the ass too. Overall it only took me maybe 2 days working about 2-3hrs a day...
         
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          33IMP Well-Known Member

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          Boy, did i get hosed!
          I bought two 20 INCH lengths of 1/4" nicopp, and four brakeline to 1/8pipe fittings, for a linelock. When i was told "that'll be $45, " i almost fell over dead. I guess i should have shopped around, but i didn't have time, fall fling was just around the corner. (But that is another sad tale).
           
        • dartfreak75

          dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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          I bought a roll kit from inline. It came with the fittings and everything was enough to redo my entire car for like 36 bucks. I bent and flared them myself turned out pretty nice.
           
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