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General Discussion / Re: Brake adjusting
« Last post by racertb on December 07, 2018, 05:57:09 PM »
If you were going to re-do your brake lines, I would suggest the copper-nickel type that is available at most auto parts stores.  Not only is it supposed to be pretty good, it has the copper look to it (as compared to steel).
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General Discussion / Re: Brake Bleeders
« Last post by abradney on December 07, 2018, 05:21:04 PM »
Russ T Fender, did you receive my email?
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General Discussion / Re: Brake Bleeders
« Last post by abradney on December 07, 2018, 02:40:36 AM »
That would be great!! Please email me directly.
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General Discussion / Re: Brake Bleeders
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on December 07, 2018, 02:33:18 AM »
I have modern bleeders that I got when my wheel cylinders were sleeved.  I am using the original ones so you can have them for the postage if you want them.
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General Discussion / Re: Brake adjusting
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on December 07, 2018, 02:28:30 AM »
Great.  That is standard.
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General Discussion / Re: Brake adjusting
« Last post by chetbrz on December 07, 2018, 02:15:47 AM »
Straight flare.  I think 45 degree. Would have to check to be sure.

Chet...
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General Discussion / Re: Brake adjusting
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on December 07, 2018, 12:55:58 AM »
Is that a double flare or straight flare?  My lines were not a problem either so I am planning to reuse them.  Modern lines are all steel and are now bubble flared.  The brake lines on my 2000 Suburban rusted out and had to be replaced in less than 16 years so I guess Chrysler's  engineers knew what they were doing since the ones in my Plymouth have lasted more than 5 times longer and are still going strong.
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General Discussion / Re: Brake adjusting
« Last post by chetbrz on December 06, 2018, 09:49:14 PM »
 Copper was original to the car. After 90 years my brake lines work great without any leeks.  My assumption is the reasoning for steel was cost.  The flare fittings are still in use today for pneumatics.
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General Discussion / Re: Brake adjusting
« Last post by Crazydave on December 06, 2018, 09:05:47 PM »
Start reading at reply #18 and at least through reply #22 for corrected information. (See link below)

http://www.1948plymouth.info/28Q29U/index.php?topic=811.15
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General Discussion / Re: Brake adjusting
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on December 06, 2018, 08:52:55 PM »
Thanks.  I guess copper lines eliminate the rust issue common to brake lines but I am surprised copper is strong enough to take the pressure. Oddly, the gas line is steel.  I would  have guessed that to be reversed.
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