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Old 01-26-2006, 06:23 PM
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Question Connecting Brake Lines

Hey Y'all!

Another great day in paradise
You can read about the sarcasm here:

Brake Failure Is what I live for

Which leads Me to My delema...

I need to replace the lines But I'm quite sure the line will have to be coupled in between some where .
Is there a special threaded coupler? or should I use a compression fitting or something else?

As Always Thank You In Advance,
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if you just want to fix the break, cut out the brake to make an 8" cut section, flare the 2 ends remaining ( 37* after inserting the correct size tubing end on it ) and splice in a new 8" line using 1 male and 1 female compression fittings for each end, this is not exactly professional, but it will buy you time until you can get new lines run.
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I think you're confusing a couple terms, but the idea is the same. First of all, brake fittings aren't compression, they're double flare and they're 45 degrees.

I agree, you can buy inexpensive patch lines at the parts store already double flared with male threaded fittings already on them. Pick up a couple female/female flare unions and a couple extra male ends. Borrow one of the parts store's flaring tools and buy a $4 tubing cutter at Lowes. Cut the line, slide on a male fitting, flare it, and use the female/female coupler to join the two. Its ugly, but it can be a permanent fix if you get the flares clean.
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for all the time it takes to make up a cobbled up patch job, why not put a new line in. lines come made up and most you will need is a couple of unions. replacing lines is not a big job and it will be safe.
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Yup... Curtis/Milner have the right idea.
I just happen to have one of Boston/Weaterhead (now Eaton) PDF catalog files on my PC, so I can give you part#'s and illustrations.

If your brake lines are 3/16" OD use the ___ x 3 part number
If they are 1/4", then use the ___ x 4 part number.

If you go for the pre-made lines (They come in various lengths ... I think 12, 21,30, 40, 51...etc) ask for the "armoured" ones with the spring wrapped over the tubing. The spring makes bending easier -- prevents kinking -- as well as being a good chafe / stone guard.
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I have all the tools required for this the double & single flaring & pipe cutters.

The line is rotted & un repairable & must be replaced from the proportioning valve to the rear Axel I'm sure one stick of brake line is not going to reach so I have to put 2 possibly 3 lines to make the reach.

do I use a a threaded coupler or a double ended compression fitting or compression union{no threads on pipe}


or a threaded union or coupling {leaving the threads on}






or is there something else im forgetting or dont know about?
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I have all the tools required for this the double & single flaring & pipe cutters.

The line is rotted & un repairable & must be replaced from the proportioning valve to the rear Axel I'm sure one stick of brake line is not going to reach so I have to put 2 possibly 3 lines to make the reach.

do I use a a threaded coupler or a double ended compression fitting or compression union{no threads on pipe}

or a threaded union or coupling {leaving the threads on}





or is there something else im forgetting or dont know about?
1.) I don't recommend using the compression type (top picture) on brakes. I've seen lots of them on there ... but I'm sure that it's "not up to code"

2.) the other one (bottom picture) looks like a female pipe-thread union... that won't work either ... you need 45 inverted flare as in the 302x3 or 302x4 in my previous post
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Hey youze guys was typing while i was looking for 8x10 color glossy photographs with lines & arrows & a paragraph on the back


how should I piece them together?

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DOUBLE FLAIRE RIGHT?




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Sorry for the caps my puter started doing up dates i must of pounded a key w/my fat clumbsy fingers


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DOUBLE FLAIRE RIGHT?




Yup, double flare.
If I know you Rob ... you already HAVE the tool!

Yeah ... just re-read thread #6 ... and as suspected ... you do!
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YO!! YOU Know It!
I Gots da tools Ova hea !U no what i'm sayin?

Now if I could get a F'in Garage

Did you read about my fun time in traiffic ?

Every once In a while I think what if this or what if that were to happen am I getting to old fat & complacent/ & BOOM reflexes baby reflexes

looks like all them old Dukes of Hazzard shows still pay off LOL

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Yes, I did pop into that thread, too. Sounds like quite an adventure, all right

Speaking of "Dukes of Hazzard" ... I just watched that movie on pay-per-view last weekend. It was OK in a corny kind of way ... similar to the TV series. Really admired the driving skills in the traffic circle scene Also "really admired" Jessica Simpson in her "Daisy Dukes"

They showed some horrible statistics on how many 69 Chargers have been destroyed making the movie and the series. 30 in this movie alone ... about 300 more in the TV series.

They said they had to scrounge up parts all over the US and Canada via the internet.

I remember going to some "World of Wheels" show or something, and they had a "General Lee" there. It had VERY dark side windows and was "roped off" so you couldn't get very close. The hood was down, too. The budz and I were pretty persistant though, and the more we looked ... the more it became obvious that this was an empty junker shell just painted up pretty. Dissapointing portrayal.
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From what i remember about the original shoe {havent seen the new one yet} the 300 # is about correct & they did alot of swaping of motoer & atuff

Man i still remember watching Even that young I would crindge at the metal bending as the front wheels hit the ground & then the back & DAMN all better LOL

Poor old cars

Now I know tomorrows brake job is going to blow I really think the parts are all original! it was supposed to be a parts truck!

Damn I love my life!

I looked under it & the bleeders are about rusted gone! well tomorrows another great day!! thanks so much I;ll post progress reports!
oh goody goody


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