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Old 09-03-2019, 04:46 PM
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What a Mess! This week I'm cutting, bending and flaring front stainless brake lines. I'll include a video of my progress later this week (or maybe next....L-O-L). Here's a preview, which happens to showcase the level of my plumbing chaos:





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Old 09-03-2019, 06:03 PM
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Fantastic project and really first class job on narration- not easy to make it flow as nice as it does here. Looking forwards to seeing progress!
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:49 PM
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Thanks Jerry. Second one is up and I'll get to the brake line update soon!

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Old 09-03-2019, 10:31 PM
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Love the build!!

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Great presentation...very nice!

Just curious...are the brakes lines available commercially in stainless steel..or do they have to be made up custom??

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Old 09-03-2019, 11:57 PM
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For this application, I have to make most of them myself. My kit is from Heartbeat City. Its a manual disc brake setup using OEM-style parts. I'm using a GM style master cylinder, a GM style disc brake hold off valve and a GM disc brake metering block/valve. The kit included drum brake lines which are obviously (completely) wrong. Factor in what I think is a clean line lock installation and it's just easier to cut, bend and flare it myself. I'm using some of the smaller lines sourced from Inline Tube at the master cylinder, but one of those has to be custom made to accept the master cylinder used in the kit (9/16-18 thread on leading and trailing ports -- a power disc setup has a 1/2-inch thread port on the trailing side). I just sent Inline Tube a sample of what I need and they're really good about it. The guy on the phone spent time checking blueprints and finally coming to the conclusion the trailing line from the master to the distribution block had to be custom made. On the other hand, the nice lady at Right Stuff didn't have any idea of what I was talking about...oops.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:34 PM
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Good stuff Wayne.Keep 'em coming!
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Whew! I cleaned up my mess. And in the process, I also finished plumbing the stainless hardline for the front brakes along with all of the line lock plumbing. When you work with this stuff, there's a lot of hit and miss. Failure goes right along with it...L-O-L. I have a box full of "mistakes". Bottom line here is, it took me the better part of week (spare time....and making spare time) to put it together. The video shows the finished product, but if you watch it all the way through, you'll get a really good look at the tools I use along with several tips you can use for making up your own stainless lines. Check it out (and Hey, Subscribe to My Youtube Channel for instant updates)!

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Here's a new update on the Slo Poke Nova build. This is part 4 of the build and if you watch to the end, you'll see a couple of the surprises I found in the car🤣. These were some of the milder examples....L-O-L. Fortunately, all thus far have been mechanical mistakes by someone in the past. Anyway, check it out....and hey, Please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Costs nothing and it won't plug your mailbox with spam either!

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Just to re-affirm our similar taste in cars I had this 14000 mile car about 15 years ago. Its really kind of eerie. m
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