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Username Post: replace brakes
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Loc: Salt Spring Island, B.C.
Reg: 04-18-19
04-18-19 02:45 PM - Post#2764491    
    In response to 87GN

Just get a tubing bender and buy your brake lines to the closest length from any auto parts.

My strongest recommedation especially since you will have the brake system gutted like I did, is to go with silicone brake fluid.

I did the brakes on my 1951 aluminum step van 39 years ago, and have not rebuilt the master or a wheel cylinder since then. It is absolutely mind blowing that i still have working brakes after the truck sat out in the weather for the last 19 years. I'm just re-restoring it now. I took the master cyl out to put a kit in it and couldn't believe my eyes, the cylinder doesn't even need honing and the only mark in the bore is a thin ring where the piston stop washer and retaining clip goes. None of my wheel cylinders are leaking either. I'd never use anything but silicone brake fluid again.

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