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Old 03-10-2004, 10:56 AM   #11
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There may be some good news:
I spoke to a very nice fella' by the name of Sandy at Triple * Tubing. He clearly understood the problems I've been having finding the correct brake lines. Instead of telling me where they could be purchased, he asked that I fax exactly what I'm looking for and my shipping address to him.

...notice I did not mention credit card number or any type of payment...

It sounds as if he is going to send me, free of charge, the line that I need

Oh how great it would be! This will put Sandy at the top of my Christmas card list
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I was out earlier picking up a PCV valve and thought I'd take a peek for your line since they sell Triple * Tubing. This is what I found;



This is the European fittings (olive) which there seems to be some doubt in my mind if they're the same as the GM 6mm.

Check out their website and tell me what you see different about these pages;

http://www.triple-*-tubing.com/BL/BL_1.htm

http://www.triple-*-tubing.com/BrakeLine/BL_1.htm

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I was out earlier picking up a PCV valve and thought I'd take a peek for your line since they sell Triple * Tubing.
Foghorn, my man. Where is this retail oaisis that carries Triple * Tubing?

The difference between what wou have pictured and what I need is the diameter of the tube. The nuts are the right size (12mm x 1.0) but the line coming from the MC is not 3/16". It'* 6mm. Although the length of tube I need is about 20", I wouldn't think droping down to a smaller line would be good for the brake performance.
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That retail oasis is well north of MA, it'* called Canadian Tire. They had a display of these lines but nothing in 6mm. I'm not sure these fittings are what you need though, I measured them with a caliper and they're 10mm at the thread, not sure if they use a different measuring method.

The tubing itself measures 5mm OD, I'm not sure how a 6mm line would look in these fittings.

Anyway, let me know if there'* something you'd like me to pursue.

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That retail oasis is well north of MA, it'* called Canadian Tire. They had a display of these lines but nothing in 6mm. I'm not sure these fittings are what you need though, I measured them with a caliper and they're 10mm at the thread, not sure if they use a different measuring method.
These are the correct lines from the valve to the rear wheels. If Sandy from Triple * Tubing dosen't come through with the freebie, I'll need the phone number for Canadian Tire and the manager'* name. I'll see if he can order and ship the line to me as we already know the part number.
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I will have to ask at the garage that I got all my work done what they used, since my brake lines from front to back were changed when they did all the work to get it on the road. I am pretty sure they just used tubing and flared it themselves.
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I haven't been this excited since Christmas Day 1975. MY BRAKE LINES ARE HERE!! The general manger from Triple * Tubing has sent me not one, but two replacement lines. The shipping invoice indicates "steel tubing samples".

FREEBIES! ...I have to catch my breath...

Obviously special thanks to Triple * Tubing for bailing me out. You'd think this stuff is made of unobtainium. During a thank you letter back to them, I will try to gather some information as to where these parts can be purchased if others need their products.
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I haven't been this excited since Christmas Day 1975. MY BRAKE LINES ARE HERE!! The general manger from Triple * Tubing has sent me not one, but two replacement lines. The shipping invoice indicates "steel tubing samples".

FREEBIES! ...I have to catch my breath...

Obviously special thanks to Triple * Tubing for bailing me out. You'd think this stuff is made of unobtainium. During a thank you letter back to them, I will try to gather some information as to where these parts can be purchased if others need their products.
WooooHoooooo...good news for sure. And the Canadians come through again :P

Cheers,
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WooooHoooooo...good news for sure. And the Canadians come through again :P

Cheers,
Certainly did. My chilly friends from north of the border. Now that makes two things I love about Canada: stronger beer and great people.
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