front or back? where are the NPT fittings? i have the dales rear
calipers (they are mustang i think) and they take a 10mm metric
thread. i've never heard of NPT being used for brake fittings as
normally you'd use a teflon sealant on an NPT join and it just
wouldn't handle the pressure in a brake system. can you not just use
a standard 10mm or 3/16 UNF pipe union and a flared tube? either
that or a 10mm or 3/16 UNF -> -3AN male adapter to use flexible hoses.
i have dales rears and large double piston floating PBR calipers on
the front probably similar to dales. I use a 1" master which works
fine if a little on the short side. i tried 13/16 and even 7/8 but
they didn't push enough fluid in one stroke. i also have a 15/16 that
i plan on trying which i think will be just about right.
for extra information, i use banjo fittings on my front calipers.
can send pictures if you like.
On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 5:12 PM, Jeff Howarth <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am having an issue of leaks with the 1/8 npt fittings going into my new
> brake set up form Dales.
> I have adapters to go form 1/8 NPT to 3/8 UNF which is normal fitting
> Does anyone have experience of fitting these
> It may be that I am being cautious about over tightening.
> Reading up on the threads it does say they are tapered and self sealing but
> its not ideal into a composite calliper !
> Also the pedal is going a long way down I guess due to the amount of fluid
> the 4 pot callipers take. Its currently on a 13/16 master and I have a 15/16
> I am going to try and fit in. what is anyone else using ?
> Any one have any experience?
> Many thanks
> Jeff Howarth
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