Re: Brakes lines close to exhaust
Juan, my son and I just replaced all the copper lines on a 91 Toyota Hilux, which were also held together with compression fittings, like the kind you would use for a water line. They're good for maybe 2 bar, NOT 10! 20 psi, not 800!
So copper doesnt make me crazy as long as proper FLARES are used to seal it. Sure copper can balloon some under pressure, so STEEL is always preferred.
Please check to ensure no one used compression fittings on that copper line. It can kill you under extreme pressure!! A compression fitting uses a barrel or ferrel to compress on, and a flare fitting uses the metal itself. Copper is so soft, it would be easy to flare it, but it would not hold the same pressures as a steel flare. Please remember that line pressures under hard braking can be 1000 psi. Copper isnt made to hold that kind of pressure. The Nickel/Copper line will tho.
That new "green" stuff is really easy to bend and flare btw, I believe its the nickel/copper you mention. Its what we used. Easier than standard steel line. Wont corrode either.
The feed line that goes to the rear is a LARGER line. I'm thinking 3/16" front, and it may be a 5/16" feed line to my rear brakes.
Brakes are THE most important system on a car!
PS I did order a front line for my 67 from the local guys, CLassic Tube...... brother it has 54 bends in it!. There is NO WAY I could have done it with the engine in the car. And maybe no way I could have even on a bare frame! 54 chances to make a mistake!
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