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#21 dat2kman

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 03:48 PM

Take the calipers down to Niel Barker at Custom Brakes & Automotive, Ellen St Moorooka.
Ask him if he can sort you out.
If not, ask him for Phil Topfer's business and address ( Salisbury somewhere?)
Phill will definately be able to supply everything.

( if I was at home atm, i'd post up Phils details from his business card, but not home for 2 more weeks!)
Or can you wait a bit?

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 03:59 PM

This is him i think Jason just googled his name...... http://commercialbra...om.au/about-us/

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 01:07 PM

Soooo......taking calipers off hasnt been the half hour process i thought it was gonna be.......every copper nut on my car has been stripped round.........not sure how previous owner managed to tighten them......before i strip the last remaining sides of my brake line nuts has anyone got any tricks besides some innox light tapping and patience :)

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 01:19 PM

You need to use one of these spanner

http://www.totaltool...2/#.Vcq7IvmqpBc

Designed for soft metal flare nuts. Wraparound design prevents disortion of soft metal corners. Provides additional torque without spreading

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 03:00 PM

its a little to late for a spanner.........they are too far gone

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 06:37 PM

its a little to late for a spanner.........they are too far gone


If they are indeed well and truly stuffed, maybe try a set of good condition vice grips.
Just be sure to lock them on VERY tight then be as gentle as possible.

Good luck

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 09:46 PM

Yep ended up resorting to vice grips and will get the lines remade. Seals and pistons are rooted on both sides.  Not a major drama....but something else that needs doing before the good stuff can start ie new triples and a forged bottom end.

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 12:27 PM

Cheers Jason dropping them into Phil for a very reasonable price!

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 08:55 PM

Yes, Phil Topfer shop!
For future, if rounding flare nuts is a possibility, and you can, or should be able to "feel" a flare nut spanner starting to slip, STOP, and get down to a decent plumbers supply, or tool supply, and grab yourself a "Mini Stilsons" wrench, they are about 5-6" long, the jaws are designed to increase tightness as you increase force on the handle.

A sharpish hit with your palm should release the flare nut.
And if you are a tightarse cheapskate, do the buggered ones back up with the mini Stilsons!!!




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