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flaring stainless brake tube
Posted by: craig ()
Date: March 05, 2005 10:16PM

Hello
Does anyone have any thoughts on dbl flaring stainless steel brake tube
spent the better part of this afternoon making,flaring, and installing 2 lines on my swing arms. Then getting them tight and not leaking took a few trys
using 3/16x.035 wall 304L seamless tube is there some thing that might make this easy or should i just keep trying.
thanks for your time
craig
66 corsa v8

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Re: flaring stainless brake tube
Posted by: craig ()
Date: March 05, 2005 10:18PM

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Date: March 05, 2005 10:20PM

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Date: March 05, 2005 10:25PM

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Re: flaring stainless brake tube
Posted by: Matt Nall ()
Date: March 06, 2005 07:06AM

Why flare?? I use "Swageloc" on my Speedskater street /racer...

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Re: flaring stainless brake tube
Posted by: Bob Nowack ()
Date: March 06, 2005 11:11AM



Because a "double-lap " flare is the LEGAL way to attach brake-lines

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Re: Swag vs DBL Flare
Posted by: Matt Nall ()
Date: March 06, 2005 11:44AM

Can you show me the statute? I've heard that over the years ...but found NOTHING in the Calif. Vehicle Code!

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Re: flaring stainless brake tube
Posted by: Max Roeder ()
Date: March 06, 2005 03:23PM

After the first flare use a small torch to heat the tube end up to red hot and let slow cool. This should anneal the work hardened area enough to get the reverse bend done. And you may want to anneal the reverse flare one time and reset it once for good measures.

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Re: flaring stainless brake tube
Posted by: craig ()
Date: March 06, 2005 11:21PM

Thanks Max
Heating up the tube red hot holding it for about 10 sec at bright red then puting it in the hyd flaring tool it made a great dbl flare. small amout of discolor on the flare end.
should it be anneal it once more then should it be pickled for safety
found some great info on the internet. but it confused me more
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Stainless steels are pickled in order to remove certain surface defects and contaminations, such as welding oxide, heat tint or scale, formed during fabrication.
thank you max
craig

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