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Old 11-09-2014, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by JamesBorisPerez View Post
Yes, the first problem was one of the hoses from the control valve to the cylinder ruptured. Both of these hoses were rubber. I bought two replacement stainless steel hoses and they fit fine. The car is very stock, so I did specify 1960 control valve from Larry's. Now I have to figure out if someone sells a hose with one fitting that will fit the re-built control valve and the other end to fit the existing cylinder.
The hoses you have are probably 5/16". You need 1/4" if the fittings are too large. Normally the valve and the cylinder will match. There were cylinders that were 1/4" in 1960 to match the control valve. I've never seen hoses sold that were 1/4 on one end and 5/16 on the other. I would call Larry's and ask. If you go to your local home center store you may be able to find 1/4 to 5/16 flare adapters. Do you still have your old valve. The seats are removable. You may be able to swap them over.

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