Kev great topic of discussion. I will be doing my brake tuck soon. Can you post up what tools you used? Also how you routed each line? Trying to have a open discussion here rather than over on h-t or nwp.
June, no prob
1. Flare Tool
you can use either a bubble flare kit or a single flare (AN) kit, depends on what fittings you use
Double Flare Kit
Single Flare Kit (37* AN)
3/16" tubing is what is to be used.
You can purchase them as straight line locally at your Autozone, NAPA, etc.
Can also be purchased as a 25ft or 50ft coil, depending on how much you need.
Coiled - Can be easily bent by hand however, the finishing product isnt beautiful as the lines do not easily straighten
Straight - recommended, as these allow for some nice bends.
a. Inverted Flare Fittings - Used for the double flare kit. If you're on a budget and cant afford the AN fittings and would rather pick it up locally, best option to go with. They arent pretty but are similar/same to OEM
These are meant for the BMC and Prop valve. if you plan on going through any part of your chassis, i recommed using bulkhead fittings with the required -an tube nuts and sleeves I listed below.
You can drill through and run the tubing as is, but this will be difficult. TRUST ME.
b. AN Fittings - You will need the following
3an Tube Nut
3an Tube Sleeve
Metric Adapter Fitting - 3an to M10x1.0
3an Banjo Fitting (BMC)
M10x1.0 banjo bolt
3an Bulkhead Fitting, Straight
3an Bulkhead Fitting, 90*
3an Bulkhead Nut
I did not list a quantity required for each fitting. This DEPENDS on you, the user/installer and how you prefer your lines to be routed.
a. Bending Tool
Tube bender you decide to use can allow for large radii or small radii bends.
I went to Harbor Freight and picked up this bad boy. This allowed for small bends in which I prefered.
b. tube cutter
You can use the mini, which i preffered
or the normal type
c. For double flare fitting, recommend using a flare nut wrench.
10-12mm to be exact
manufacturers i used in this example are subject to who you prefer. Can range from Fragola to Earl's to Aeroquip. Really depends on you.
Please let me know if there is anything else you guys would like to know or think I forgot to mention.