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have questions for hard brake line replacement guys

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by Louis918, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Louis918

    Louis918 Guest

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    for those of you that have replaced hard lines on your escorts, what kind of flares were used? and is the system metric or standard?

    i've got a leak in my rear lines so i'm going to purchase and bend some of that pre flared stuff from napa. don't think it's going to look pretty, but i just need it to get the job done.

    Louis
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    Not sure if this helps or not since i've never done any sort of flaring or hard line replacement, just the rubber lines. However, i know that the nuts at the hard line - rubber line junction are 10mm cuz i have the flare nut wrench in my tool box from when i did the rear disc brake swap. Went and bought that wrench specifically for it.
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    thank you greg, saves me from having to climb under there and test it out myself...i was going to run up to sears to purchase one wrench too for this job.

    i'm going to assume this is metric then based on the 10mm and the "made in japan" on my master cylinder. now i just want to make sure of the flares used...bubble or double 45? from the photos i have, it looks like a bubble flare, but i would assume that ford uses a doubled 45.

    i'll take some photos and post this in the how to section and hopefully help out a few rust belt drivers.

    Louis
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    GregF422 FEOA Member

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    Can't help you on that part of it. I have no idea
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    double flare, not bubble flare. bubble is too weak for the pressures in a brake system, or at least that's what I've heard.
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    any update on how this job went? how long did it take....i have to do the same job
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    For what it's worth, 20 years ago when I was a mechanic the double flare was required for brake lines.

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