[Healeys] Brake line
fsufan1952 at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 22 22:45:47 MDT 2018
My 2 cents , on a car and it’s parts over 50 years old . Start thinking about replacing all of the lines , along with the clutch line and oh the fuel line . And oh the oil gauge line also , cause when it goes your going to have oil all over your drivers floor.
You can get a complete set of stainless steel lines, for all the above , pre bent , and replace them as needed .
I did this to my 67 BJ-8 along with switching over to silicone brake fluid . Never have to worry about any issues with this kind of thing again .
Good Luck , Don
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> On Jul 22, 2018, at 10:53 PM, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi Ira,
> Pipe bending is an art that I haven't really mastered, but I've done OK by pulling the old line, and using a brake pipe bending tool to replicate--or possibly improve--the original pipe routing. Steel brake line is cheap, so buy extra to practice with--it will probably take a couple tries to get it right--and switch to stainless or cunifer if you prefer after you get the hang of it. Oh, and don't forget to put the fittings on before you flare the ends; it's painful to get a couple flares just right then realize there are no fittings (someone told me that once). I think getting good flares is even trickier than bending.
> Based on the condition of that one line, I wouldn't trust any of the other brake lines in the car.
>> On 7/22/2018 2:35 PM, i erbs wrote:
>> Finally getting to work on the 67 B I bought for my wife. Seller told me a metal brake line was cracked and leaking...turns out the someone tried to braise a patch on the line and it leaked. Any advice on bending the replacement line to match the old one?
>> Ira Erbs
>> Portland, OR
>> typos and artifacts are the fault of my phone
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