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headers and brakeline?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 3_puppies, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. 3_puppies

    3_puppies SILVER Star

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    Two questions, looking at headers on my 2F in a '65, still has the EGR valve but no other smog stuff. Should I yank the EGR and go without? Who has the best bang for the buck?
    I need to replace the hard line from master cylender to frame. Spent 1 1/2 hours trying to find one in this town, nothing even close. The rig is a '65 FJ45lwb. Anybody know where I can find one? Replacing it due to a PO cobb job.
     
  2. Planet_X

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    Keep the egr valve. Get the proper tools and replace lines that are fubared.
     
  3. Halo3

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    Try hitting up Classic Tube (www.classictube.com or 800-882-3711). They claim to be able to create "any line -- domestic or imported -- car or truck".

    Let us know if/how that works out. I've put them in my mental Rolodex for a possible source for lines when I get to the point where I can seriously start tearing down my '78 FJ40.
     
  4. Niner

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    When I did the axle convertion on my '71 fj40 I bought a $2 bender at a el cheapo tool sale and spent $25 on a double flair tool.
    With tools in hand I bent a coil and routed by brake lines as required. looks like a factory job for a GM.
    The coil is used to take up any twisting between the body and frame without stressing or fracturing the lines.

    When I was done all fittings, SS braided flex hoses included with tools and adjustible proportioning valve. I had approx. $175 for the entire truck. If you can borrow the flair tool you get off cheaper.
     
  5. IDave

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