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rmousir
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From: Amelia, Ohio
Registered: May 2003

posted 09-13-2006 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rmousir        Reply w/Quote
I don't know what a brake tube flaring tool looks like. I need to get one with my disc brake swap set up. Can someone send me a link to what one looks like? Maybe from Sears. Are they easy to use? Also what type of tubing do I use or ask for when I am at the parts store?

Thanks.
Richard.

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rmousir
'66 Mustang Coupe
Ford Blue & white stripes
95 roller 302, C4 Auto
Offy 360 intake & Holley 4 bl carb
grab-a-track 620s, 4.5 leafs, 1.25" drop blocks

Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 09-13-2006 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rmousir:
I don't know what a brake tube flaring tool looks like. Can someone send me a link to what one looks like?

--- Here's one:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/ItemBrowse/c-10101/s-10101/p-100000331230/mediaCode-ZX/appId-100000331230/Pr-p_CATENTRY_ID:100000331230

Ask at your neighborhood autoparts store - that's where I got mine.

You will also need a tubing cutter; Here is an example:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/ItemBrowse/c-10101/s-10101/p-100000331208/mediaCode-ZX/appId-100000331208/Pr-p_CATENTRY_ID:100000331208

and likely a tube bender, to keep from kinking your tubing. Here is an example:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/ItemBrowse/c-10101/s-10101/p-100000169500/mediaCode-ZX/appId-100000169500/Pr-p_CATENTRY_ID:100000169500


Are they easy to use?

--- Yep. Two things to remember: (1) Slip the nut FACING CORRECTLY onto the tubing BEFORE you flare the end; and (2) Use the deburring tool to ream the inside burr created after cutting the tubing.


Also what type of tubing do I use or ask for when I am at the parts store?

--- You'll want to use tubing specifically designed for brake lines. It's a double-wall type of steel tubing. It will see upwards of 1500+psi pressure, so don't cut corners with tubing. You should be able to buy different lengths of it from your parts store. They usually come flared and nuts, but you likely will need to cut the tubing to size and re-flare the end(s).


Lastly, once you've got it cut and bent to fit, wipe the tubing with a rag & de-greaser, then prime & paint. If you don't, it'll rust (it's bare steel) before you can sneeze! Let it dry adequately then install. Keep the brake fluid off the paint, or it'll likely peel the paint right off, exposing the bare steel again.

Good Luck!
Ryan

rmousir
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From: Amelia, Ohio
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posted 09-13-2006 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rmousir        Reply w/Quote
thanks very much. I will be picking up the cutter and the flaring tool soon. Good tip on the painting as well. I did not think about that. I already have a tube bender.

This place rocks!!

Richard.

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rmousir
'66 Mustang Coupe
Ford Blue & white stripes
95 roller 302, C4 Auto
Offy 360 intake & Holley 4 bl carb
grab-a-track 620s, 4.5 leafs, 1.25" drop blocks

lonewolf
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From: Colorado; M&M #3117
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 09-13-2006 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf        Reply w/Quote
Speaking of benders, does anyone have one they really like? I have found using sockets in the vice, old pulleys and such seem to work better than any bender I have used.

I always seems to me that the bender gets in the way of itself.

Rick

Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 09-13-2006 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rmousir:
thanks very much.

You're welcome, Richard!


SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 09-13-2006 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Remember, and this is VERY important, for brake lines you HAVE to get a double-flaring set. That type folds the end over onto itself to creat a sealing end of the line. The standard flaring sets won't cut it.

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rmousir
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From: Amelia, Ohio
Registered: May 2003

posted 09-13-2006 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rmousir        Reply w/Quote
'Double flaring' it is Steve. Thanks for the tip. That could have been bad. I will pick up my stuff next pay day. Already have the new hard lines for the front of the car on the way. have the brackets already. Will be buying the rest of the parts next month and then with a little luck the car will stop much better and be safe enough that I will let my wife drive it.

Thanks
Richard.

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