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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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1964 Giulia Sprint GT LHD performed rebuild now attaching the brake pipe set,for dunlop system...Help..Copper or steel????
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I believe copper is not legal in the US, though it's used elsewhere. That doesn't mean you shouldn't use it unless your state has inspections that might turn it up.
Stock ones are mild steel.
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If you're referring to copper/nickel they will far outlast standard steel lines, and should be legal in all 50 states. If youre looking to maintain originality stick with steel.
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I wish there was a source In the states for preformed off the shelf lines.....
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There is a company that's sells stainless lines, I think the are preformed, can't think of the company name off hand, I'm sure someone can chime in with it. Have no experience with the company, but if they deliver what they promise seems like the way to go. Fran
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There is a company that's sells stainless lines, I think the are preformed, can't think of the company name off hand, I'm sure someone can chime in with it. Have no experience with the company, but if they deliver what they promise seems like the way to go. Fran
would make life easier.....
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I wish there was a source In the states for preformed off the shelf lines.....
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The Cunifer aka 90/10 aka NiCopp lines are DOT legal and soft enough to form all but the tightest bends by hand. They are also easy to flare. I made a complete set for my car, you can see my progress and a few changes I made to simplify the plumbing in my thread. NAPA and other big boxes carries this material, its not all that exotic or expensive.
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I had to replace the long line going to the rear of my Berlina and the local store I went to made up a new line with NiCopp, great stuff and easily shaped to fit. They did the flares and fittings for a very reasonable price. That was a couple of years ago and going strong.

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