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#1 luvemfast

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:04 PM

Looking at changing to a Patrol master cylinder.
Asked some brake places to copy the current lines from brake distribution block to where they'll actually be. But they don't really want to do it.
So was thinking I could just do it myself, if I had the right tools.
Anyone got some, local to eastern suburbs Melbourne, that I could borrow?
Thanks, Simon

#2 reverendzed

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:10 PM

My son Sam, know some brake guys who will make anything up for him - let me know if that helps and I'll put you in contact.
Cheers,


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:17 PM

Any decent brake place can make hard lines?
What is wrong with your factory ones?

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:24 PM

I want to do the swap at home. Not in a shop.
Which means it has to be done beforehand. So measurements and thinking need to be done.
Been to 2 brake places and they both only want to do straight pipes.



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:58 PM

Consider buying a double flare pipe making kit?
And steel bundy tubing?
Bit f an overkill jst to do a couple of lines though.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:39 PM

You've read my mind there Jason.
Can buy some tooling, pipe and nuts for about about $60.


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:44 PM

I want to do the swap at home. Not in a shop.
Which means it has to be done beforehand. So measurements and thinking need to be done.
Been to 2 brake places and they both only want to do straight pipes.


When I put my patrol master cylinder on I just moved the lines from front to rear ?
Like literally just bent them to swap them front to rear?

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:49 PM

I'll look into that Doug, but don't think it'll fit.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 09:20 PM

My brake lines bent quite easy was only a matter of a few minutes massaging them to fit and look tidy?
Maybe your brake lines are different?

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 10:17 PM

If you are not too concerned about originality, you could go with flexible lines, like this:

http://www.ebay.com/...d586ae0&vxp=mtr

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 10:49 PM

just go to supercheap they have everything you need apart from the hard line

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:42 AM

If you are not too concerned about originality, you could go with flexible lines, like this:

http://www.ebay.com/...d586ae0&vxp=mtr



Interesting, would have thought that minimising the amount of flexible line would be a priority. Whilst convenient wouldn't it have a change in pedal feel due to the slight expansion of hose under pressure?

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:47 PM

where can i source the line from and how much will i need ( allowing for a couple of mistakes). and the nuts, which i think i'll need about 20 of


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:40 PM

where can i source the line from and how much will i need ( allowing for a couple of mistakes). and the nuts, which i think i'll need about 20 of


Either Fleabay or your local brake specialist should be able to supply bundy tube in bare lengths.

Personally I just take my required measurements to a brake specialist and he makes up the required lengths for me.

Cheers

PB




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