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Dan White
05-15-2006, 02:13 PM
For anyone that is addicted to stainless steel brake lines, like I am, here is a suggestion that will cost you a bit of money in the short term but it will be a great investment. I used to flare stainless tubing with a Snap-On flaring tool but it was hard to do and it was a crap shoot if you got a decent flare, even with practice. I recently picked up the tool listed below from a guy in the UK, but I now see that Eastwood has it for quite a bit less than I paid. It works absolutely great and factory perfect flares everytime. I recently redid my lines on my '50 Hudson and I had zero leakers (wish I had had this when I did my '64 Hawk's lines)! Only caution is to make sure the anvil is seated all the way or you will break the yoke. This is an absolutely great tool to have for any type of tubing:

http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=2486&itemType=PRODUCT

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

rockne10
05-15-2006, 08:53 PM
Dan,
Eastwood said there was an error in that page address.

The guy that owns the shop where I do my work bought a hydraulic flaring set from Matco; i suspect it's available from other dealers as well.

And, if you want really good prices on bulk Stainless lines, check out Dillsburg Aeroplane works in Dillsburg, Pa.
The Dillsburg Aeroplane Works

Charles T. Vogelsong

114 Sawmill Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019

Tel: 717/384-5865 Fax: 717/432-4589

Send 3 first class stamps for the price list.

curt
05-15-2006, 09:56 PM
I can't find the tool at this URL. Any suggestions.

Dan White
05-15-2006, 09:56 PM
I fixed the link, not sure what happened. I get my SS tubing from a local place that sells gas and industrial plumbing equipment, it is 316 Stainless and I get it in 20ft. lengths, but I usually cut it into 2 10's to get in in my car! Thanks for the lead though.

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

rockne10
05-15-2006, 10:22 PM
Here's the Matco set my friend has

http://www.matcotools.com/Catalog/photo.jsp?cat=2422&si=43272

Dan White
05-15-2006, 10:27 PM
That is one nice flaring setup the only problem is that it is about $400 if I remember it right. Would be nice to have though.

I think it is almost the same as this one from Eastwood:

http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=14790&itemType=PRODUCT

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

rockne10
05-16-2006, 09:37 PM
It's nice to have friends with the tools you would like to have.