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Tool Suggestion for Flaring SS brake lines

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  • Tool Suggestion for Flaring SS brake lines

    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?i...emType=PRODUCT

    Dan White
    64 R1 GT
    64 R2 GT

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    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.



    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      I can't find the tool at this URL. Any suggestions.

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      • #4
        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
        Dan White
        64 R1 GT
        64 R2 GT
        58 C Cab
        57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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        • #5
          Here's the Matco set my friend has

          http://www.matcotools.com/Catalog/ph...=2422&si=43272
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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          • #6
            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?i...emType=PRODUCT

            Dan White
            64 R1 GT
            64 R2 GT
            Dan White
            64 R1 GT
            64 R2 GT
            58 C Cab
            57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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            • #7
              It's nice to have friends with the tools you would like to have.
              "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

              Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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