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Brake Pipes

PostPost by: Chris-72-Sprint » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:19 pm

Does anyone know where I can buy a set of copper/nickle brake pipes in the UK for my sprint ?......or do I have to make them up myself ?

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:25 pm

Hi Chris

Have you tried Sue Miller? She is only up the road from you.

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PostPost by: Chris-72-Sprint » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:47 pm

Thanks Jason - I will check but I think Sue only sells the pipe and ends to make up your own.

I was just looking for an easy solution but if no one is doing the pipes already made up to the correct lengths then I will have to make up my own

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PostPost by: GEORDIE » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:35 am

Hi Chris It is a few years ago now but I bought a set of ready made pipes from Chris Neal
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PostPost by: jono » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:34 am

Just re plumbed my Plus 2 - pipe and fittings from Sue and borrowed a flaring tool. Total cost around ?25 for materials and a really satisfying job to do.

I think it's better if you are able to cut and shape the pipes exactly as you want them.

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:28 am

Try Spyder, they used to sell complete sets & stainless Steel braided Hoses as well.
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PostPost by: DaveAlmey » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:50 pm

I got a super set for my S4 rebuild, copper nickel set, plus braided hoses for brakes and clutch, 3 and 4 way connectors & fluid all from Automec. See www.automec.co.uk

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PostPost by: Chris-72-Sprint » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:11 pm

Apologies for delay - been away in the New Forest for a few days without internet connection :shock:

Thanks for the replies - I love this forum :lol:

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PostPost by: 69S4 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:16 am

I used automec when I replumbed the car during a chassis change back in the '80s. No problems at all since. Just wish I could find the flaring kit I bought at the time but it doesn't seem to have survived two house moves.
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PostPost by: rdssdi » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:20 pm

I purchased a great flaring tool from Europa spares. It comes highly recommended. I will get a chance to use it soon as I am re-plumbing the TVR Vixen that I am restoring.
https://www.europaspares.com/BRAKE_PARTS/

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