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Old 05-21-2002, 08:38 AM
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I'm home building a street rod. Chassis and roll cage, suspension and steering are in place. Its time to install SS brake lines etc.

I want so badly to find a kit with hard lines, flex lines, bulkhead fitting, ferrules and nuts that will save some $ over buying by the piece.

Most kits are incomplete for my purposes and the only kit that came close was actually 20% more expensive than buying the individual pieces from the same catalog. Any Suggestions ?

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Check Speedway, Summit and Jegs.. You'll find that SS tubing is really hard to double flare and may want to go with AN fitings and a 37 degree flares. I got the tool from Speedway and it worked great.
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Stainless brake lines should never NEVER be double flared. The metal is too hard and will crack or split. Stainless should always be single flared at 37 degrees.

The soft steel lines as used by OEM take a 45 degree double flare.

This is a safety issue. Don't experiment with brake lines. <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
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I would suggest yuo contact CH Topping for brake line kit data and Q&A on your application. Check out their website, these guys know their stuff. Email or ask for Vince, he is great to deal with and really helpfull.

I used AN fittings and stainless lines, running and flaring it all myself. Not very difficult. Just make sure you get your configuration correct up front by asking the experts and buy or borrow good quality flaring and bending tools.
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