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Brake Line Part #?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Pinion, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. Pinion

    Pinion

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    I need to replace the hard line on the rear axle, driver's side and was wondering a few things.

    1) Cant I just get a straight line from Napa or something and bend it myself?

    1, a) Is the ferrule nut threaded with a metric or a standard pattern?

    1,b) If metric, could I just get some line, cut out the old stuff and put in a new line and flare it myself?

    1,c) Is the end single or double flared?

    2) Would anyone have access to this part # if none of part 1 will work? :D

    I am asking all these questions because I cant get it off the cylinder anyways to see what is what. It isnt fun to drive around with that side held shut with vice grips. ::)

    It has only been driven in my yard, but I want to take it on the road at some point ya know.
     
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    YES - this is easiest.

    Metric

    NAPA carries metric lines

    double
     
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    Thanks Brian!

    This is a double flare with the bubble right?

    The guy at Napa asked if it was inverted or not, and I have never heard of an inverted double flare.
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    mmmm....I believe it IS inverted...no bubble on the line.

    What happens is, you create the "bubble", then invert it into the line....I think that makes sense!
     
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    Definitely a double flare, NOT a bubble flare...
     
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