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Old 01-13-2016, 12:28 PM
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Just an FYI for everyone. When I replaced all the hard steel lines on my 65, I bought them from MACS auto parts, which is now owned by Ecklers in florida. The fit was to say the least, not good. Didnt fit tight against the rear axle housing like the originals, and two of the lines leaked at the flare.
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:14 AM
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I've never bought any "pre-bent" brake lines. To me it was always difficult to see how they would ship them. And unless you're working on a bare chassis, many of the bends have to be done "in place". And then of course there's the cost factor.
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Old 01-14-2016, 06:47 PM
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Brake lines are wayyyy over rated because they are so easy to cut, bend and install. The job you do will be every bit as nice as a factory job and you get to route where ever you want. The most difficult task is remembering to slide that nut on before you flare.

Need practice bending? Use your old lines because they will be trashed anyway.

Cheap mild carbon steel brake line, available at all the auto parts stores by the foot, is the hardest to flare. There are much better alternatives but they are more money. Stainless steel is the best and most expensive. Cunifer (Copper/Nickel/Iron) comes in a close second because of price, it won't rust, and it's super easy to flare. I'm in the rust belt so I appreciate any brake line that won't rust.

When I see coils of brake line installed in a car it tells me, these are pre-made lengths, always purchased too long, and someone was trying to make it shrink. No, make your lines exactly the lengths you need.

Tools are simple and inexpensive. For bending and flaring Cunifer, you only need a cheap Harbor Freight Inverted Flaring Tool, a pair of bending pliers,

a tube cutter and a hand reamer (drill bit) for the inside of the tubing. After practicing three ends you will have a good feel for the tools and the tubing. After that, it's the same procedure over and over. - Dave
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:34 PM
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Don't forget to use a double flare end.

Why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcUGBdY1zWQ

How: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgXdI-dIec4
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:47 PM
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Well,,the saga continues. Even though my 65 had a 64 style brake booster on it, I ordered a 65 brake booster. It finally arrived and one of the studs that the MC slides on was bent over flat and the pushrod for the MC was just dangling loose.
Oreilly is getting me another one.
The 65 unit is considerably larger than the 64 one. Guess my question is, will the 65 unit be a direct fit, or were the brackets that bolt to the firewall different from 64 to 65?
I already have a 65 type MC, was just waiting on the booster.

Thanks,,,Joe
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