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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:29 pm 
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I would like to know what the original brake line material was for a 1965 Mini (Cooper S).

I have to make up a complete set of new brake lines and trying to keep it to period, always feel these new soft copper mix type never look quite nice even though they are far easier to shape. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:04 pm 
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Location: N/E England Where the SAND is GOLDEN and the sea is always COLD!!
3/16" Bundy


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:04 pm 
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3/16" zinc plated steel.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:07 pm 
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Hipwell wrote:
3/16" zinc plated steel.

Which is actually copper coated on the inside. 8-) Bundy


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:08 pm 
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I believe this brake line has been recommended in the past. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-E-TYPE-3-16-STEEL-BRAKE-PIPE-COPPER-LINED-25-COIL-7-62-METERS/222789038956?hash=item33df42f36c:g:maEAAOSwp-RaVKYi


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:17 pm 
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More information >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundy_tube
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:20 pm 
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Brown and Gammons list Bundy in 3/16" size, £3.85 per metre.

https://www.ukmgparts.com/product/rv8-m ... ch-gvp3001


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:30 pm 
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Tupers wrote:


Used this on my last 2 restorations , not the easiest to bend / shape , but looks correct


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:00 pm 
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If I went with this type of material what is minimum spec for a flaring tool as I know the cheaper ones wouldn’t manage it,


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:06 pm 
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Daz , you will need a decent pro flairing tool to do the job correctly

I use this one and does the job very well

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sykes-Pickav ... Swz~paLX2D


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