[Healeys] Brake line

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Mon Jul 23 08:03:34 MDT 2018

re: "Silicone is hydroscpic too."

If you mean 'hyGroscopic,' I don't believe it is (try mixing a little 
DoT5 and water).  But, water can get in the lines in other ways and 
since DoT5 doesn't absorb it, it can pool in low spots, causing 
corrosion.  I've also noticed DoT5 turns from purple to clear or amber 
near the wheel cylinders--where the heat is--so I think it needs to get 
changed out, just not as often (every 5 years, maybe, instead of every 
2-3 for glycol BF; you'll probably get into the brake/clutch system for 
some other reason anyway).


On 7/22/2018 11:16 PM, i erbs wrote:
> Silicone is hydroscpic too.
> I intend to replace all the lines and hoses. Brake and clutch rubber 
> hoses have been replaced. Where do I get a prebent set for the 67 B 
> I'm working on or my 100-6 for that matter?
> Ira Erbs
> Portland, OR
> typos and artifacts are the fault of my phone
> On Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 11:00 PM Don Day <fsufan1952 at yahoo.com 
> <mailto:fsufan1952 at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>     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
>     Sent from my iPad
>     On Jul 22, 2018, at 10:53 PM, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net
>     <mailto: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.
>>     Bob
>>     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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