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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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69 GTV 1750 hard brake lines

So lets say that 'a friend' kinked the steel line leading to the top of the flex brake hose to the front caliper, and now he's looking to replace the line from the MC to that point. And probably should replace them all while he's in there.

Pointers? Parts needed? Places to order from? Flare tools?

It was supposed to be a quick job, replacing the 40 year old rubber lines with nice braided steel lines, but noooOOOOoooo....

I have a rebuild kit for the master cylinder while I'm in there. This is a floor mounted pedal model.

Any other things I should do while I'm in there? Master cylinder upgrades?
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I fought with my lines until I finally broke down and ordered the Eastwood Flaring tool, Professional Brake Tubing Flaring Tool - Brake Flaring Tool - Brake Tube Flaring. it's the best tool I have ever bought, but it's not cheap. You can save a bit of $ by buying it on ebay directly from eastwood, $189-$199 instead of $249. also, be sure you get the correct tube nuts, with the end threads relieved. I made that mistake as well.
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Tim Beachboard's your guy. His website is FedHill Brake Line - Where to buy brake line, fuel line, brake line flaring tools, brake line nuts and brake line fittings

He has all the line and fittings, and he'll rent you a really good flaring tool. He's also the source for the really nice Cunifer copper alloy brake tubing, which is tons nicer to work with than steel. No affiliation, just a satisfied customer.

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Thanks. What size is the AR brake line?
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Shame these won't fit a '69. Alfa Romeo and Fiat Metal Brake Line Sets
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Shame these won't fit a '69. Alfa Romeo and Fiat Metal Brake Line Sets
Seriously, the cunifer brake line is so easy to bend and flare that I'd go with it even if the IAP steel line set were an exact fit for your car. You will need to figure out all the fittings and flares you need, but this post should get you started:

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/susp...onversion.html

This was for a '67 converted to dual circuit, so it's not going to be exactly right for your application. And I'm sure there was some stuff that turned out to not be 100% correct. And of course I just ended up getting the job done without documenting or taking photos. Sorry, I'm bad about that kind of thing. But if you really want to tackle replacing all your brake lines I can say that the project wasn't as awful as I was worried it might be, and the end result turned out fine.

Oh, and if Jay's still around my dual circuit conversion actually ended up saving my bacon; I had a freshly rebuilt rear caliper from Centerline blow out while driving, but because of the dual circuit system I still had the front brakes to keep me from rolling into cross traffic. So there!

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The master cylinder... the two bolts holding it in.. are they both supposed to push back to let the MC drop down? One does, the other is quite stuck. Suggestions?
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Automec, Oakes Tools, DOT 5 Silicone Brake Fluid, Copper Brake Pipes, Copper-Nickel Coils - will solve all you problems!

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Has anyone tried to remove and replace the front lines? They run under the steering box and it looks like a very tight fit?

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