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Flare tool??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Masher, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. Masher

    Masher 1/2 ton status

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    I'm getting ready to plumb the brakes in my 14FF. Does anyone know where to get a flaring tool that is cheap but works well?? ALso what size fittings do I neeed for discs, the Atron brackets use 3/4 ton calipers.

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  2. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I bought my Double Flare tool from the local auto parts store for about $40. You can sometimes get close enough with all the different lenghts that they offer in hard lines.
     
  3. TK5

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    I got mine from a local hardware store in the plumbing department. Same as the one at the Auto parts store. Very Heavy duty $19 total.
     
  4. HarryH3

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I got mine from a local hardware store in the plumbing department. Same as the one at the Auto parts store.

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    Are you sure that you got a double flare tool? I've only seen single flare tools in the hardware store and they are NOT intended to flare brake line. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif A crack can form in the line when using a single flare. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    I bought my Double Flair (45deg) tool at Pep Boys for about $24 It has worked good...just takes a few times working it to get good at it.
     
  7. Masher

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    Hey thanks for the replies. Anyone know what size the fittings are on 3/4 ton front calipers??
     
  8. outlaw612

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    Depending on the year, they will either be 7/16 or 10mm.
     
  9. Mudstud

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    The line fitting should be 3/16 but the wrench size I believe is 7/16
     

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