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Mail From: Charles Reid <(email redacted)>

Matt,

Thanks for the advice. I have a cheap pipe bending tool that has done the
trick so far. I wish I had one that would do tighter radii.

Unfortunately, the old pipe was badly mangled in dis-assembly and can't be
used as a pattern.

Charles Reid
1980 Triumph Spitfire




> Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 08:10:39 -0700
> From: (email redacted)
> To: (email redacted); (email redacted)
> Subject: Re: [Spits] (no subject)
>
> I replaced this very same brake pipe a few weeks ago. I purchased the pipe
> from TRF, and it came with all correct fittings. I had to bend it to fit,
but
> with a lot a patience (and reference to the old pipe) I was able to
> successfully do it. I would advise purchasing a pliers-type brake pipe
bender
> from Eastwood (or perhaps you can get it elsewhere) and I also used a pipe
> bender that enabled 180 degree smooth bends (purchased from McMaster-Carr)
to
> be made.
> Matt M.'77 SpitfireWillow Grove, PA
>
> --- On Fri, 6/18/10, Jim Muller <(email redacted)> wrote:
>
> From: Jim Muller <(email redacted)>
> Subject: Re: [Spits] (no subject)
> To: (email redacted)
> Date: Friday, June 18, 2010, 8:50 PM
>
> On 18 Jun 2010 at 18:59, Charles Reid wrote:
>
> > I am replacing the brake pipes on my 1980 Spitfire. I need a picture of
> the
> > short brake pipe on the back side of the brake backing plate on the
drivers
> > side.
> >
> > Can anyone help?
>
> I did this very thing a few years ago. I'll try to remember not to
> forget to take a pic. Driver's side. Front or rear? What are you
> hoping to learn?
>
> --
> Jim Muller
> (email redacted)
> '80 Spitfire, '70 GT6+
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