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 Posted: 12-11-2005 09:08 pm
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engine is on the subframe now! Forgive my enthusiasm but i feel like a little boy underneath the X-mas tree!!

Erik, Netherlands

http://jhppg.com/gallery/album109/Gearbox_conversion_010

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 Posted: 12-11-2005 10:24 pm
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What! Just one picture.

Looks real nice.

 

Art

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 Posted: 12-12-2005 08:11 am
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.. i do have more on the jhppg... but since i've been posting so many i didn't dare mentioning it anymore.. LOL

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 Posted: 12-12-2005 03:34 pm
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OOH! Shiny!

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 Posted: 12-12-2005 04:38 pm
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Erik, truly a thing of beauty, you should be proud of all you have done..............

One concern and I'm uncertain about the fact's, but your brake lines look to be of copper, and if thats the case I could swear that I read something at one point that copper was a no no for brake lines, are they copper ??? and does anyone have better info on this than my vague recollection's.

I'd hate to see an issue and you are your lovely car have a shunt, without me at least mentioning it.

Brett.

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 Posted: 12-13-2005 08:28 am
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Thanks for your concerns Brett and the compliments.

my brakelines are copper/nickel.

i have been talking to a number of classic car restorers and a race expert and they advice fitting copper/nickel brake lines. Just copper wouldn't work.

they say they last a lifetime. Stainless steel is the other option, but harder to come by and more difficult to bend.

anyone has more expertise than me on copper/nickel versus stainless steel brakelines?

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 Posted: 12-13-2005 03:25 pm
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The plated steel lines in common use are a bit stronger, as well as being less expensive, than the copper-nickel alloy brake lines that Eric appears to be using.  If memory serves, the alloy type is slightly less susceptible to fatigue cracking.  The bottom line is that both types are perfectly safe as long as they're replaced if visible corrosion is detected.  It's my understanding that stainless steel brake lines are hard to fabricate and tend to be a bit brittle.

Pure copper lines tend to rupture if used in brake systems, resulting in catastrophic failure.

Last edited on 12-13-2005 03:27 pm by Mark Rosenbaum

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 Posted: 12-15-2005 02:34 pm
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here is the info we've been looking for:

http://web.dimebank.com/tech/BrakePlumbing.html

cheers

erik

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