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Old July 3rd, 2015, 08:25 PM
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What is everybody doing for replacement brake lines? Im wanting to clean up my lines, and honestly it looks like I am just going to have to start from scratch and bend up new everything.

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Old July 3rd, 2015, 09:28 PM
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For safety sake, do it all new.
I bought a few coils of zinc coated brake tubing along with the needed fittings off of ebay, and duplicated it all using the old stuff as patterns.
Memphis Equipment has new manufacture hoses.

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Old July 4th, 2015, 04:25 AM
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autozone or others sell poly armour. borrow their bender and flair tool. See what fittings you need and buy those also. Its really not that hard to make new lines yourself.
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Old July 4th, 2015, 05:20 AM
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autozone or others sell poly armour. borrow their bender and flair tool. See what fittings you need and buy those also. Its really not that hard to make new lines yourself.
Re those the green lines? Thats what I did for mine
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The braking system is extremely basic. I replaced every single line and hose. It was not too expensive. The brass union blocks were fine so I reused them. I got NOS hoses from AB Linn. The date was '74 on the sealed plastic bags. Yes, that is a little old but they were in good condition and have served well. I stayed with the conventional factory single master cylinder which was an NOS from Saturn Surplus.

I have no problem stopping. "New" wheel cylinders from AB Linn. However, they were NewStar Chinese and started leaking in two years. I replaced the left side with NOS Wagner-Lochkeed cylinders and for the right side, I just rebuilt the Sino cylinders with USA manufactured piston seals. Hoping for the best.

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Re those the green lines? Thats what I did for mine
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Old July 4th, 2015, 03:54 PM
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I just used o-rileys brake lines. there coated in o.d. green and have been superb. n.o.s. rubber lines, 1 ton truck split m/c conversion and n.o.s. wheel cyls. I honed them a little before I put em in service. had my shoes relined with Kevlar linnings also.
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VPW offers a complete set of new lines (not sure about the rubber ones, tho). They drop ship them from whoever makes the lines. $150 I think.

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Old July 7th, 2015, 08:04 PM
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What is VPW? I am new to the M715's and I am not familiar with that company. Thanks.
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