Original brake line material

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richardACS
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Original brake line material

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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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3/16" Bundy

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3/16" zinc plated steel.

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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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I believe this brake line has been recommended in the past. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-E-TYP ... Swp-RaVKYi

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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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Tupers wrote:I believe this brake line has been recommended in the past. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-E-TYP ... Swp-RaVKYi
Used this on my last 2 restorations , not the easiest to bend / shape , but looks correct

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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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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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