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Re: Fuel lines

In a message dated 6/15/99 8:40:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
human@nh.ultranet.com writes:

<< Copper?  to fight corrosion?  that's a new one on me.
 I figured on replacing my rear brake lines with stainless steel tubing,
 using a bender and flare tool, when the time comes, but since (I think)
 the fuel lines are available at the dealer I would just use new. 
 Otherwise SS would be nice there, too.  If I can find the tubing readily
 that is. >>

I passed on this the first time around,cause I figured most folks would know 
that copper does not have the strength to serve as brake line material. Also, 
for those of you contemplating fabricating your own ss brake lines be advised 
that you need to make double flares. This requires a special tool unlike the 
ones we use on copper, and my success rate is just a little better than 50 %. 
You  are much better off taking your existing lines(mock-up) to a shop that 
deals with ss and has the hydraulic flaring machine to fabricate 
replacements. My BTDT $.02 
Frank Santoro
1990 V8
1998 A8