[Healeys] Brake Line - suggestions

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Tue Jul 24 08:13:34 MDT 2018

DO NOT use these: 

They put little nicks in the tubing, even after I cleaned up the sharp 
edges.  The Lisle tool looks good.

I got a cunifer brake line set from Automec in the UK years ago. Quality 
and fit were excellent (looks like they still exclusively recommend 
silicone BF, BTW).  Example for BJ8:


IIRC, the lines to the reservoir and the clutch line were separate.



On 7/23/2018 5:46 PM, Steve B. Gerow wrote:
> I've built all my own brake lines and it is doable with a little practice and the tools and materials are not very expensive.
> Had the SS lines from the late Doug Reid and they work-harden and no longer seal after a couple of times tightening. I've done mild steel for practice and recommend cunifer.
> Federal Hill Trading is a great source for all info and supplies for building brake lines:
> http://store.fedhillusa.com/
> Eastwood has good inexpensive 3/16" flaring tools. For pix see my gallery:
> http://www.pbase.com/stevegerow/tube_flaring_tools
> See my other galleries for more flaring. Also there are lots of YouTube videos on flaring.
> Also suggest Lisle tube bending pliers - can do tighter bends than the Harbor Freight tube benders.
> Search on amazon for: Lisle 44150 3/16" Tubing Bender Pliers

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