BRAKES 

Last Update 12/09/05

 

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One goal with the brakes on this car was to convert all lines to a standard double flare.   Making brake lines:
  TOOL #1  
Cut and bend to length Sand edge, slightly round. Rough edge helps brake tool grasp pipe Clean end
I used the thick walled steel tubing from Eastwood. I reeeally had to clamp down to keep the heavy steel tubing from pushing out of the tool. Clamp the tool near the tubing first then tighten down the far end second. You get more leverage this way. DON'T forget to put your fitting on before flaring. I did...And you probably will once or twice too! 
Depth is set by ridge of insertion tool. Height is of the first ridge. Tool slides in, clamp over top then tighten clamp. End is pushed out
Run tip of clamp down without the tool. Tip is pushed back in and end is double flaired Rear brakes plummed.
This tool ok for small jobs In the process the rear brakes, I broke one die and an ear on the clamp For bigger jobs I would certainly look into a better tool
  TOOL #2   
This tool from Eastwood much better (and much more expensive) Certainly worthwhile if you do many brakes but is only for 3/16 line (no bubble flairs) TOOL Link
Clean end first Tighten Slide on bracket and put the correct end in the tool. Two tips required for double flair
Change tip and do it again
Screw in tool WITHOUT plunger ram plunger ram is hydraulic, run it all the way down 10X easier then the cheap tool!
     
Generic GM MC Located below pivot point.  Cleaner. Fewer brake lines in engine compartment. That's ok, I got more wires coming! Front distribution
Rear Proportioning valve. Front brakes! Rebuilt, but may not use them. Upgrade possible.
   
  How about these instead!  
Fill Master Bleed Vacuum pump Bleed tank

 

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