|06-01-2009 02:51 PM|
|sb68ss||Copper brake lines have been used in denmark for many years to replace the steel lines that does not last long with all salt on the roads in the winther time, and copper lines are very easy to make i have the tools for it my self, never heard of a copper line to fail only steel line that rust and leak|
|03-05-2009 05:18 PM|
line at my Napa store
Thanks 4 the part #
I'll check out the Napa store
|03-05-2009 05:04 PM|
Copper-Nickel brake line
Brake Line - Universal Copper Nickel Hydraulic NAPA Item#: BK 6413347
|03-05-2009 04:07 PM|
Re the copper /nickel brake lines
I said I'd update on the availability in Canada and the US.
Well I Can't do so since the reps of this company have not sent me any info
It sounded like a good product. But I guess we'll have to wait for that info to get out.
|03-02-2009 04:30 PM|
Copper Nickel Brake Lines
I have an address and a name
I've emailed them.
I asked them if it's a vailable here in North America and if it's legal here.
I'll post the results ASAP.
Here's their Name and address;
Canadian Copper and Brass Development Association
49 The Donway West
North York, ON M3C 3M9
Phone: (416) 391-5599
Fax: (416) 391-3823
Stephen W. Knapp,
|03-02-2009 11:08 AM|
|03-02-2009 10:07 AM|
This thread is getting interesting :-)
As I keep looking for someone here to make steel brake lines... I still got no luck, I decided to make brake lines by myself (hope with some advices and help from you )
I am looking at these tools and supplies:
What do you think? Is it what I need?
I will add tube nuts as well.
Thanks for your help,
|03-02-2009 08:10 AM|
|59 wagon man||hydraulic supply by me won't make any lines that use brake fluid due to liabilities|
|03-02-2009 06:11 AM|
|03-02-2009 04:30 AM|
I love it
You never stop learnig
I wonder if these nickel / copper alloy lines are available to us in Canada?
Are they legal as replacement here?
I'll do some investigation and get back
Got ot go to Work now
|03-01-2009 04:50 PM|
that's a copper-nickel alloy tubing...
here's some details:
PS: the real argument for the copper/nickel is the old DOT3 fluid caused steel tubing to rust from the inside out....
|03-01-2009 03:04 PM|
Copper brake Lines
It's intteresting to read everyones ideas.
Goes to show how ideas change thruout the world.
Here in Canada it is illegal to use copper lines (They will not pass a safety inspection that way) I like the idea of copper not rusting Because any rust and or flaking on our lines will also result in failing a safety inspection.
I wounder if Denmark uses a different type of copper line especially for brake line application? Is it of a harder compound/wall thickness?
When I went to trade school they told us that the copper lines would swell and eventually fail. ( If I'm not mistaken army Jeeps Vehicles used copper right into the late 1970's.) I remember installing some raider units on 6 wheel drive trucks and couldn't believe they had copper lines. Assumed it was a special army issue.
|03-01-2009 02:33 PM|
...this are copper lines ment to be used as brake line, all part shops here have them. It vil be very difficult finding steel line here.........
|03-01-2009 11:53 AM|
Ivo, in your position your best option may be a combination of a few ideas. I have made brake lines many times from premade straight tubes like this place has.. Click here
Straight pieces of pre-flared tubing of different lengths.
Of course you are going to have to know the diameter of the lines you need, that is VERY important.
But I have used these pre-flared tubes many times, get one close to the length you need and bend it to shape. There are adapters and junctions blocks in every form, thousands of different ones are available.
|02-28-2009 02:53 PM|
It's not a good idea to use copper it expands and will likely not with stand todays pressures
It may be an easy way to stop a leak but is a very dangerous sense of succurity.
If you like your car and people that ride in it buy a flaring tool and do it right
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