[s-cars] rusty brake line connections

Joshua van Tol josh at spiny.com
Mon Jan 26 08:49:52 PST 2009

There's a special vise-grip pliers that's ideally suited to this:


The small and medium sizes work well on brake lines, without  
excessively distorting the fitting.

While I'm extolling the virtues of vise-grips, everyone should own at  
least one of these:
(locking chain pliers)

They're really handy when you need to hold a pulley stationary,  
although you should protect the pulley surface with an old piece of  
the appropriate belt to prevent marring.

On Jan 23, 2009, at 12:17 PM, George wrote:

> Another approach, which I use almost all the time now, is to soak with
> penetrating oil, and avoid standard open ended wrenches and go  
> directly to a
> set of vise grips. A needle nose vise grip on the receiver fitting  
> and a
> standard vice grip on the hose fitting pretty much assures a clean  
> break
> without rounding over the fittings, or your knuckles.......
> George Sidman
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