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So I have done a bit of reading and from what I can tell there is a difference in the angle of flares compared to steel lines. 

Is this correct.

 

Looking for the right guidance. 

 

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Stainless Steel lines are a pain in the ass to seat....especially if you`re are going to use Synthetic Brake Fluid....you will be using a lot of foul language and become very upset.

I only use OEM Brake and Fuel lines.....just as GM build them.

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Al Here’s some info on how to do this. Hope it helps. Just a FYI. Brake lines no matter if there steel or stainless steel use the same 45 degree “double flare”. The 37 degree is generally used for fuel, transmission and most other automotive lines. Stainless is a pain to use and especially to get it to seat and seal without leaks. There is a special stainless line that’s a bit softer especially for this. I personally don’t find the need to use stainless to make my lines. Sources like Inline Tube and Right stuff detailing sell pre bent flared kits. Eastwood and a few other companies also make some equipment to do this at home. It’s a bit expensive but it does work.
Good luck with your project

www.jegs.com/s/tech-articles/flare-tech.html&title=Correctly+Flare+Stainless+Steel+Tubing

www.eastwood.com/professional-brake-tubing-flaring-tool.html

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The disc brake conversion I have is stainless lines. of all the lines that I received , pre bent I had to bend all of them a bit to fit. One I had to cut and flare. one at the master cylinder to the proportioning valve will not seal at all. the flare nut is as far in as it will go.
I have not decided what to do yet. The line at the master cylinder to the proportioning valve is a very small one, sharp bends.

that one I cannot replicate. but will have to make something.


I looked a little last night at 37 degree flare tools. not cheap for a one time use. I will look into a shop flaring them for me.

Unfortunately I did not investigate about stainless lines enough before I purchased these.
My bad lesson learned.

I meant to add I did flare them at 45 degrees. and yes no luck sealing, yet. 

I will sort this out one way or another.



-- Edited by AlsV8vair on Sunday 10th of February 2019 05:01:25 PM

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What car is this for? The Biscayne?

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Got it.

You can always call.....Inline Tube and they can special order you the part. That is if you get too frustrated.

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Yes that is definitely something I was going to do. Have been on the phone with Chuck two weeks ago. .

It has been a bit frustrating. bit it is all part of it. just have to work one issue at a time.
Nice and warm in the garage.

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I've used SS brake lines and fuel lines and found the secret. Take your quality box end wrench and set it on the fitting nut. Now seat the nut into the female. Tighten as far as you dare and repeat 3 times. Now take the fitting apart and move to the next. This will acclimate your flares and a quality flare nut wrench will finish it off. Every once in awhile you'll have a stubborn fitting but not the norm.
The beauty with SS lines is they're just a nice touch on a car you want to look at from the bottom side.


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I betcha I have remnnants of 2 kits from inline tube for the 67... you're welcome to them. since I went Hydroboost and wilwood - my lines are now smaller dia.

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That is very generous Tim. I would gladly take what you have. But must get you something for them. You can PM me if you need.

Maybe best to send them by mail ??

I spoke to Chuck today at InLine tube. As for my lines that will not seat as mentioned here I believe , he told me of the procedure and steps to get them to seal.
I was going to work on something else on the car today but another day. feels good to get little steps done.



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-- Edited by AlsV8vair on Friday 15th of February 2019 05:54:32 PM

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Hey Al I had the same setup as you do there I have both the lines from the master to the prop valve in both stainless and steel. I also have a prop valve for ya if your interested
I’ll pm with my phone #.
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BB807C0D-1946-416A-8DA6-80D071421549.jpegAl Here’s the stuff I have if your interested



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Tim and Larry

Appreciate the offers.

I talked to Larry last night after work. He is sending me some parts. another step forward.

thanks again.


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Great news

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Sorry fellers - I don't get on during the weekends or after work much - the DSL internet we have in rural OK is to say the least- terrible....so I check up when I get back to the office.... anyway - I will list all the items I have one day and dispense them to other well intentioned folks - ( If you know any - or have any other needs - hit me up) I have given stuff big nice stuff away and had folks sell it that said they needed it for their car - that's on them not me... kinda makes me re evaluate them as upright dudes - but also I aint storing it anymore so I guess that's a win... I kinda figure I've been the recipient of much giving and should do likewise. ( just dont ever ask for the keys... ) LOL

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Al - Larry told me to post this pic - you may need one of these?



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