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308 Hard Brakelines

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by lou staller, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. lou staller

    lou staller Formula Junior

    Dec 21, 2002
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    Orange County Ca
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    Lou Staller
    What is the ID for the hard brake lines on a 308 QV? I'm not asking about the rubber or replacement s/s lines but the hard lines that run through the chassis tubes and along the chassis rails. Does any one know if they can be replaced with standard US mild steel/stainless steel lines? If so what ID?
     
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  3. pma1010

    pma1010 F1 Rookie

    Jul 21, 2002
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    It's metric bubble flare. Comes in multiple lengths. No big deal to change. Remember paint doesn't like brake fluid.
    Philip
     
  4. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    Jul 22, 2003
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    Not sure of ID, but it's ordered in 10m rolls and is 3/16" OD steel as std. The QV has a plastic coating on it's line but I've never found a supplier for that. In AUS, we have to use steel. But in UK "Cuniper" is really good...it's an alloy of copper and tin I think. Not sure of US regs for brake lines..

    The nuts are M10x1
     
  5. lou staller

    lou staller Formula Junior

    Dec 21, 2002
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    Orange County Ca
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    Lou Staller
    Thanks for the input guys. I just returned from Napa with a 25' roll of 3/16 mild steel brake line. So, this weekend looks like a cut, bend and flare event!
    pma1010: My car is apart sitting on a dolly in primer so access is not going to be a problem. And with the old lines already out it's as simple as slipping in the new lines. But thanks for the warning about paint not liking brake fluid. I don't like brake fluid either!
     

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