<VV> Brake line

Frank DuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Fri Nov 11 10:53:36 EST 2016

And in NO WAY am I advocating the use of copper for brake lines with 
that photo. I took it to explain to people on Corvair Center Forum that 
Cunifer (copper-nickel alloy) looks similar but grayer (?) than copper, 
so the photograph of a car for sale being discussed probably did have 
the correct Cunifer (copper-nickel) brake lines ("just replaced all 
brake lines") and not the unsafe copper version.

Summit Racing carries stainless steel flare nuts and stainless steel 
armor (brake line guards, that spring looking section on some brake 
lines) to complete a rust free brake brake line set.

Frank DuVal

On 11/10/2016 11:27 PM, Frank DuVal via VirtualVairs wrote:
> No!!!!!
> That is probably some of that vinyl covered steel line I've seen at 
> FLAPS. Useless in salt.
> I have attached a picture of coils of copper sitting on coils of 
> Cunifer by SUR&R.
> Very similar in color. Once on the car, I have had my daily driver 
> (with winter salt) turn slightly green in places. Still not degradation.
> Once you use this stuff, you will not go back to steel.
> Frank DuVal
> On 11/10/2016 1:46 PM, Harry Yarnell (Verizon) via VirtualVairs wrote:
>> Is this stuff magnetic?
>> I bought a coil of brake line not long ago that is colored green 
>> (cypress
>> green).
>> It feels (bends) like steel and is magnetic. Same stuff?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On 
>> Behalf Of
>> Bryan Blackwell via VirtualVairs
>> Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 10:30 AM
>> To: VirtualVairs E-Mail List
>> Subject: <VV> Brake line
>> Hi folks,
>> Most of us have had to replace brake lines, but it's not something you
>> really have to do very often.  If you make your own lines and haven't 
>> heard
>> of Copper/Nickel tubing, you owe it to yourself to check it out.  Won't
>> rust, easier to flare, and resists kinking.  Frank Duval told me 
>> about it
>> and we did the line over the tank when replacing the tank on the wagon a
>> couple years ago, it is soooo nice to work with.  It goes by a couple of
>> trade names, you can find it locally or order it online.
>> https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B015YGQYW2/
>> --Bryan

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