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Re: Brake line flares, tools, fittings

To: Vallely <>
Subject: Re: Brake line flares, tools, fittings
From: Art Pfenninger <>
Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 09:09:28 -0400 (EDT)
I'm not sure if the brake lines for the MGA and the MGB are the same. But
if they are PEP BOYS loans the flaring tool as does Parts America and Auto
Zone. I bought off the shelf lines and cut them to length and reused the
fittings. If the fittings are different then reuse your old ones.

On Fri, 30 Apr 1999, Vallely wrote:

> Hello-
> I was hoping to be able to make my own brakelines, bought a roll of line
> at NAPA and a tubing bender.
> Come to find out I shhould have done a little more homework before going
> out and indulging my tool addiction.
> The NAPA guy told me later that a tool to make bubble flares is a
> spedial order at  over $80!
> But, I read in an SOL tech article by a Chris Kantarjiev that you can
> make a bubble flare using the same (much cheaper and more available)
> tool that makes double flares.
> Any of you folks had any experience with this? Before I spend $30 to $40
> on a flaring tool, I better check to see that I'm not better off just
> buying new pre-made lines from Moss or somebody.
> And where do you get fittings? Moss doesn't show them--can you re-use
> the old ones as a rule?
> Thanks for any help you can give me on this.
> John Vallely
> '59 mga

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