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Old 06-02-2009, 09:44 AM
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Brake system

Hi Guys,

I wanted to get some feedback. I'm starting to plumb my brake system for my 69' Javelin and was wondering if there is any difference in using different materials? I noticed there are regular steel, aluminum and stainless steel tees, tube nuts and tube sleeves, as well as adapters. Is it ok to mix and match the various metals? Such as using a stainless steel adapter for the caliper, and hooking it up to a steel tube nut and sleeve? Thanks for the help.

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On a brake plumbing job you want to stick with one metal. If you use stainless, you MUST use Neverseize on all the threaded connections. If you connect aluminum to steel or stainless, you can but again, use Neverseize. I would get a kit that has all the tubing and fittings in steel. It's easier to bend and the fittings just screw together with no problem. You should also have a good brake flare tool. You will need it to make double flares to make some connections, also a good tubing bender would be a good idea as well.
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I figured that. But what I'm probably going with will be stainless steel tubing, with steel tube nuts and sleeves, as well as steel fittings. Now never-sieze, is that like anti-seize, the kind of stuff you use on regular bolts and nuts?
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Yep.....anti-seize is what some old timers like me call neverseize. I will give you some advice..........if you are going with stainless, practice bending and making flares . It is harder to bend and if you mess it up or kink it, it can get expensive to replace.
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