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Old 10-29-2005, 07:30 PM
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Brake Line Kits ???

Alright you worldly people out there, I need the brake line kit for my car, which would include stainless steel lines, residule valves, proportioning valve, best brake fluid recommended, nice remote fill, ss flex lines up front with thru frame fittings, and the best brake light switch you can recommend. Where do I get this stuff.

Please give me your best recommendations. PS- I have my mastercylinder (duel setup)

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Old 10-29-2005, 08:38 PM
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Are you sure you want Stainless Steel brake lines.........Stainless is very hard, very brittle and does NOT double flare with any success. You would need a different flare for them......

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Deuce is correct, stainless is a little different to work with. However it is not difficult. It does require a 37 degree flare tool and and AN aircraft fittings to simplify installation. You can get annealed stainless tubing that can be double flared so you can use an ordinary automotive flaring tool, but then what is the point of using stainless IMO.

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Thanks to the both of you for the response, now you got me thinking and that hurts, so I have to think about SS and or steel, if steel is pretty standard do you paint the lines on the frame? And this car will be full fendered and not for show but for crusing and enjoyment but I want it to be very dependable, if not SS how about recommendations on where would be the best place to by that won't break the bank and any recommendations of brands of parts.

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I use regular brake line from NAPA.....on my 32 they still look nice after all these years.........but it does sit inside at night. Ray Godman .....the well known drag racer has a business that caters to hot rodders for their brake system supplies. He sells benders, flaring tools and the 37 degree stuff too. His link is above and that is who I use. I am sure there are others.........but I started using his warehouse years ago when I raced and now he caters to the street rod crowd so I just continued. He also a fellow 32 FORD roadster owner ...
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I buy most of my brake line supplies from speedway motors. they have a good selection and the price is the best. The normal steel automotive brakeline, (bundyflex is one brand),is plated and stays looking ok for a reasonable time. I agree with what the previous folks said about SS lines. You can use AN style fittings and flare your lines with a 37* flareing tool or use brass or SS SAE type fittings and double flare,(45*),the soft annealed type. Be forewarned though, a low to medium quality flaring tool won't do SS tubing. The block just won't clamp the tubing tight enough and it just slips through as you try to do your upsetting operation. (the first part of the double flare) My old Armstrong set won't want to do another SS job anytime soon. I'm sure I did it in on the last job I did. And unless you use SS fittings to go along with the SS line, the look is not the best. I would use regular steel where it is inside the frame and then convert to braided SS soft lines to go from the frame to your calipers. If you are determined to use SS then you might want to check these folks out.http://www.classictube.com/ hope this helps.
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Hi
Wish to thank everyone for the great responses, think I will go steel line with ss flex hose, now I just need to find the best price out there. Sure wish I didn't feel so guilty buying things for the car this close to Christmas but thats what happens you have to make those difficult choices in your life.

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