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solder or replace brake line?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dallasdrifter, May 8, 2011.

  1. rustyford40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,168

    from Mass Bay

    Replace all the brake lines and put in a duel master cylinder. DO IT RIGHT!
  2. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,327


    There are pre made sections available in 6 inch, one, two, three, four and five foot pre flared, fittings already on the line, ready to use pieces. how long of a line do you need to replace?

    Also, no one has mentioned it yet but along with the don't weld or solder a brake line, never ever EVER use compression fittings on brake line. If any of these repairs were discovered by the police after you had an accident, you would be in deep shit up to and possibly including jail time.
    Joined: Jan 13, 2004
    Posts: 2,760


    I want to be the first one to tell you to solder it, or use JB Weld. It will be fine.
    P.S. please give your wife my email address and ask her to let me know when the estate sale is going to be! send pic's of all your stuff.
  4. MrSpade13
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 68


    Please please please dont even consider doing anything but replacing the line.
  5. rusty bill
    Joined: Oct 7, 2010
    Posts: 238

    rusty bill

  6. 39 All Ford
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 1,531

    39 All Ford
    from Benton AR

    And,,,, a 60" stick is more than enough to reach from the distribution block (or m/c) to the right or left front wheel on a Falcon... I know that for sure.....
  7. bulletproof1
    Joined: Feb 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,080

    from tulsa okla

    i thought this was a joke .....
  8. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    from Las Vegas

    heck...just put a piece of tin around the 'wound' and a couple of small hose clamps...then solder it all. Impervious...and, you can always pinstripe the solder clump.

  9. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    In one of the Munsters movies, Herman fixed a pie crust slick side wall blow out with an X of electical tape, and then continued on with the race:).

    That was in the movies, this is real life...REPLACE IT!!!
  10. duct tape wound and refill and post video of first panic stop ...
    ooops did i say that ...
    replace? asking was a joke right?
  11. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 3,186


    If you have to ask this question, please take your car to a real mechanic. He should be able to fix it for less than $100. Unless he sees more bad lines. That price is including labor. Figuring a labor rate of $60/hr or less.
    Joined: Oct 8, 2006
    Posts: 300


    Better to poor than dead!
  13. dallasdrifter
    Joined: Apr 7, 2011
    Posts: 72

    from dallas tx

    already bought 2 section's of length, bent them with a bender, hooked up the fittings, and bled the brakes. I had to ask because I have heard of people braze welding a section of copper pipe a bit bigger than the line over the pinch hole.
  14. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 678


    solder??? why not just wrap it with a little duct tape....

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