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Old 12-13-2018, 09:12 AM
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NiCop Brake Lines

Hi All,

Does anyone have experience or feedback with using NiCop brake line materials (Nickel Copper)?

I am re-plumbing a road racer/club racer car and am considering NiCop.
-ease of bending and line placement
-softer material for ease and assurance of sealing at the fitting. I don't want to fiddle with leaky fittings...

but, is it too soft? is it easily damaged? Do the flares wear out or deform too easily if fastened and unfastened too frequently?

The car is for paved road courses, and not like dirt trackers that may see lots of debris, mud, and similar risks. Also my lines aren't run in a path with high exposure to debris. My plan would be standard inverted flare fittings at the master & brake bias valve, as they are already set up that way, but then transition to AN fittings with AN bulkheads at the junctions to the soft lines/hoses running to the calipers. the vast majority of fastener fastening/unfastening would be a soft line/hose at a steel bulkhead fitting and not the NiCop flared line.

anyway, I'm interested in the NiCop stuff vs steel. I'm not going to bother with seamless stainless as it is more expensive and harder to bend and flare, and just not needed. I'm pulling the drivetrain out so it will be much easier to re-plumb the car now.

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I will never go back to steel! The nicop is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

The last I bought was on Ebay. It Was 3/16" for $36 dollars with a pack of fittings that included the odd ball fittings for the M/C, blocks as well as the four corners.

Great stuff.

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Plumbed the brake system on my T-bucket with Nicop, and no problems. I did have to replace one section which I accidentally crushed due to my own stupidity, but otherwise it work great. (It may not be as crush resistant as steel.)
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sounds like I may need to order a kit before christmas downtime....
thanks for the replies
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To me it is more of a crutch than an asset. I see it available in straight lengths, I don't like to have to marginally straighten something out and have it look like a-double-s. I've been using the regular NAPA stuff for 40 years and always get a good flare out of it.
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LOL, On the other hand, you can't like it if you haven't tried it, huh?

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Can I use this stuff to replace the lines from my master cylinder to my proportioning valve ?
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Can I use this stuff to replace the lines from my master cylinder to my proportioning valve ?
Yes, you can use it anywhere you would have previously used steel line in the past.
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Can I use this stuff to replace the lines from my master cylinder to my proportioning valve ?
Just be sure to use the same diameter as the rest of your brake lines.
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NiCopp brake lines

I'm a believer of the new brake lines too. Dream to flare and bend. Won't rust AND for the bling people it will polish up nice.
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