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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

 

Cheers

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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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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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