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ShortBulge Brian LeBlanc
Falls Church, Virginia, USA   USA
I'm ready to straighten new brake line that comes coiled

Roger Williams book mentions a technique of 45 degree bend ...

any pointers ...before i end up with a birds'-nest?

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Geko Stef SG
Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia   MYS
don't know about that technique but the simplest is to unroll the coil using the floor as a jig. Lay one end of the line on a flat floor, lock it with your foot, in standing position, unroll the coil using the floor as a jig and move forward always locking the straight pipe with your foot. It will end as straight as the floor. Use shoes with soft soles to prevent crushing the pipe while stepping on it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-10-20 10:53 AM by Geko.

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Sapphire Walt P
York, PA, USA   USA
In reply to # 1492805 by ShortBulge I'm ready to straighten new brake line that comes coiled

Roger Williams book mentions a technique of 45 degree bend ...

any pointers ...before i end up with a birds'-nest?

$5. pipe bender, available at any auto parts store, worked for bending new brake line to most any shape, tool won't kink the pipe.



1972 CC80594U Sapphire Blue

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA   USA
Brian,
Lots of different tools out there ranging from cheap to expensive...most work pretty well. Ebay should have some used ones and here’s one from the uk.
Rut
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sealey-Brake-Pipe-Straightener-Suitable-for-3-16-4-76mm-5mm-brake-Line-VS5056-/382221118632?_trksid=p2385738.m2548.l4275

ShortBulge Brian LeBlanc
Falls Church, Virginia, USA   USA
yeah, was woundering what Roger Williams was ref'n to...

...bent with my bender..pretty close but not 100%

ShortBulge Brian LeBlanc
Falls Church, Virginia, USA   USA
---got the bender
...now to get a straightener!

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