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Username Post: 1/4" brake lines        (Topic#348259)
Rick_L 
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11-26-17 07:42 PM - Post#2715850    
    In response to 65_Impala

The amount of misinformation, lack of understanding, and total BS from several posters in this thread is incredible.

I hope I'm never near any of you guys in a car that you've worked on. You're so bad that you endanger the public.



 




4dr 57 
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11-26-17 08:41 PM - Post#2715858    
    In response to Rick_L

  • Rick_L Said:
The amount of misinformation, lack of understanding, and total BS from several posters in this thread is incredible.

I hope I'm never near any of you guys in a car that you've worked on. You're so bad that you endanger the public.






Amazing ain't it! I guess that's why there's more than one piece of paper to reply on...so things can get ironed out, settled, set straight, or in this poor guys water pump issue, better left to the pros, or abandon the project and move to New Jersey.

I truth be told I remember driving a car that had some of your advice on it and it still overheated. The answer wasn't to switch position of the heater hoses, it was put in an inline reducer into one of the water heater hose, that were hooked up correctly by me the first time, I might add.

The point isn't to slam on you, because everyone knows your helpful as heck. Mostly. You helped me considerably for example. And stuck with me when I got all confused.

The point is that for everyone who has had experience with exactly the same problem to fix "a problem", others just have ideas, or Theories.
The point is we all have a place to post, to find out, to cringe at our answers, or figure it worked, or this is what worked for me, or to sit back and read what seemingly make no sense answers, as is the case here. Right from the start. But we tried anyway!


It's all good. mostly




 
Mick53 
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11-26-17 09:18 PM - Post#2715865    
    In response to 65_Impala

Thanks, I bought a pretty nice flaring kit from Eastwood. Says it does stainless. I'll play with it and see what happens. The reason I was thinking about the fancy compression fittings is that I was told that stainless flair fittings tend to leak? Is that due to the hardness of the tubing? Or have I been misinformed?



 
65_Impala 
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11-27-17 07:54 AM - Post#2715898    
    In response to Mick53

Yes, stainless typically is harder which makes it more difficult to flare and also makes it harder to get the flare to form to the fitting it's compressed against. The stainless might leak when installing the line but if you can get it to seal it shouldn't start leaking again.



 
Mick53 
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11-27-17 08:06 AM - Post#2715901    
    In response to 65_Impala

Thank you. I have read about A/N fittings with sleeves. Do these help?



 
65_Impala 
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11-27-17 10:38 AM - Post#2715923    
    In response to Mick53

Compression sleeves???



 
Rick_L 
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11-27-17 11:35 AM - Post#2715926    
    In response to Mick53

mick53, go back and read my first post in this thread. Not all stainless tubing is created equal. You can flare the proper tubing if you use the proper tools. And you can't flare some stainless tube.

The sleeve used with an AN tube nut and flare is not a compression fitting. It is for the tube nut to rotate against without rotating on the flare.

4dr57, this is not the first time you've accused me of giving you bad advice, when in fact I didn't give you advice at all on that subject. Get your facts straight or don't post at all.



 
Mick53 
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11-27-17 04:05 PM - Post#2715960    
    In response to Rick_L

I didn't mean to cause so many problems with this post. I'm just going to spend the money and buy the right tubing. Probably going to have 80k in this truck so just make it easy. I was just curious. On a happy note. I called Strange eng. to order axles for my Frankland rear end I had retubed with 12 bolt flange and Gleason locker put in it. They were no help whatsoever. Called Erik at Wilwood and he sent me to Moser. They were awesome. Turns out they are an hour and a half from my house. They said bring the rear end down at 8am one day and they will make and install the axles by the afternoon. How cool is that? Going to order the rear disk brake kit first just to make sure it's all good.



 
Ray P W 
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11-27-17 06:47 PM - Post#2715990    
    In response to Rick_L

"The amount of misinformation, lack of understanding, and total BS from several posters in this thread is incredible.

"I hope I'm never near any of you guys in a car that you've worked on. You're so bad that you endanger the public."


Wow Rick, do you really mean that? People post stuff in good faith trying to help.

Ray W



 
55 Shaker 
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11-27-17 07:13 PM - Post#2715996    
    In response to Mick53

Mick, I've done business with Moser in the past and never had a problem with them.

The older I get, the more dangerous, I am !!!!


 
Rick_L 
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11-27-17 08:17 PM - Post#2716014    
    In response to Ray P W

RayPW, I sure did mean it. If you mean well but don't know what you're talking about, you shouldn't post unless you're asking not telling. Water well pumps and plumbing don't have anything to do with brake systems, other than they are hydraulic systems, but they are probably the two most unrelated hydraulic systems you could come up with. And that post didn't make any sense either.

But you and 4dr57 are not the only ones in this thread that are dealing in nonsense and misinformation.




 
Mick53 
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11-28-17 02:01 PM - Post#2716114    
    In response to 55 Shaker

Ordered 4 piston nickel plated calipers on 12.88 drilled and slotted rotors with parking brake today from Wilwood. When I get them will make the trip to Moser. One piece at a time.



Edited by Mick53 on 11-30-17 06:55 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
4dr 57 
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11-28-17 04:34 PM - Post#2716152    
    In response to Mick53

My hat's off to you Sir. Project's like this are amazing! I hope all goes well with it. Stainless lines are just a hurdle it sounds like you will not have any problem getting made.
Have
Fun! Sounds like a wonderful project. Hope I get to see it some day.

It's all good. mostly




 
Mick53 
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11-28-17 09:22 PM - Post#2716210    
    In response to 4dr 57

Thanks, will post some pics soon.



 




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