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Old 05-17-2019, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default Early 1800S brake line and wheel cylinder issue

Brake Line:

Brake line

Wheel cylinder (hard to see, but also convex)

Wheel Cylinder

What gives ? I don't want to force it and damage the brake line or wheel cylinder. Are there different wheel cylinders for the early cars (this is 6501). Or should I just re-flare the brake lines and call it done.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:56 PM   #2
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The first 6979 1800's (excluding chassis #6958 & 6962-6977) used a different wheel cylinder that's NLA. The only difference is the type of flare. You should be able to straighten the line enough to slide the fitting back and re-flare the line. Either that or just make a new line using cunifer pipe.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:13 PM   #3
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You should also change the tube nuts.

The thread is 3/8" x 24 tpi.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:51 AM   #4
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And I feel like you guys even told me about this before....

All right, I guess I'll shorten the line a little bit, will re-flare the end of it and will use new tube nuts. Glad I saved some from other brake lines, it will save me time on Summit's site.

Thank you both again
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