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Old 03-09-2005, 07:30 PM
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metric flared brake nuts

Are the threads on a 10mm metric flared brake nut the same as the threads on an english 3/8" nut? I'm using a Mazda power brake unit with my F-150 brakes and the Mazda had metric headed nuts. I haven't bought the new brake lines yet and just want to make sure I get the right size so everything matches up. All the pre made brake lines I've seen so far are just 3/8"...nothing with 10mm.
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Old 03-09-2005, 09:11 PM
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no the threads are different, also metric lines come in standard double flare and bubble end flare. and if that isn't enough,there is different metric threads, like japan, English, German, etc. they also have adapters to go from metric to standard. good luck.
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Milner is dead right about the different thread pitches but the easy way out is just to have new lines made up by the local brake shop using the mazda nut at one end and the nuts you want to use at the other. 10mm bundy tubing will accept both SAE and metric nuts low cost and no leaks.

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Old 03-10-2005, 06:52 AM
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Well, one good thing...I DID save the nuts off the Mazda master cylinder. Am I correct, however, that these nuts are NOT usable with normal 3/16th steel line and that I need 10mm bundy line which WILL accept both a 10mm nut and a 3/8 nut for that first short run coming off the master cylinder?

I was hoping to be able to buy all pre made lines so that I wouldn't have to do any flaring. Sounds like that idea is out the window. Which raises another question. Will a standard (English) flaring tool vice grasp the 10mm bundy line without either crushing or slipping?

Milner, you also mentioned the alternative of an adapter to go from metric to standard. I can't find one in my Speedway catalog. Do you know a good internet source?
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i don't know about your location, but here you can buy those adapters at any auto parts stores. and also, those metric nuts will go on standard 3/16 line.
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Thanks a bunch Milner. We have a Car Quest and a Napa about 20 minutes away and I'll check...but their stuff is usually way over priced compared to the internet parts shops, even when you include the shipping. But at least I know what will work now and what I should be looking for.
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If you have a Federated Auto parts store, nearby, check there. The one here keeps those adapters, under the Edelman/Plews line.
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