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Brake Line Tools

Postby Monkey-1 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:02 am

I am in the process of doing A complete brake upgrade on my '77. I have heard so many good things about the Nicopp line and wanted to give it a try. I ordered a 50' roll, a Mastercool brake flaring tool as well as some de-burring/cutting tools from Eastwood. Working with rolled up brake line is not easy, so I built this little straightener. I did not come up with this, just saw something similar on the net and this is my take on it. Just some small V groove bearings off of eBay and a scrap piece of metal. Run it through a few times and it's straight as an arrow.

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The Mastercool Flare (71475) makes flaring easy and turns out perfect flares every time. It will also do transmission and fuel lines.
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Re: Brake Line Tools

Postby FORDification » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:32 am

Are those standard steel lines or stainless? Just wondering how the kit would handle the stainless lines, being as they're slightly harder.
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Re: Brake Line Tools

Postby Monkey-1 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:18 am

FORDification wrote:Are those standard steel lines or stainless? Just wondering how the kit would handle the stainless lines, being as they're slightly harder.


This brake line is a Nickel/Copper line that will not rust:
http://www.surrauto.com/documents/Ultrabend-Brake-Line-Tubing.pdf
It's easy to work with and resist crimping as you work with it.

The Mastercool kit will do stainless lines as well. Overkill for what I needed on this job, but a great addition to my collection and I got it for $285 shipped online. I don't know why, but I see these same kits going for much more. If you are wanting one, shop around.
http://www.mastercool.com/product/71475/
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Re: Brake Line Tools

Postby Jrgunn5150 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:28 pm

Nice write up! I've done something similar in the past, but not nearly as cleanly lol.
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Re: Brake Line Tools

Postby ThinLizzy13 » Fri May 06, 2016 1:10 am

That's a pretty neat straightening tool you rigged up.

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Re: Brake Line Tools

Postby Jawzjeep » Wed May 25, 2016 12:06 am

Nice job the best tools are the ones you make
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