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Unread 01-27-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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what size brake Line

After starting to replace the Master Cylinder, I have realized that all the fittings, are some how siezed to the line, and removing them just twisted everything up... so now I get to re-run brake line.

What size line is it for a 74 CJ5???

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Unread 01-27-2010, 07:34 PM   #2
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99% sure it's gonna be 3/16. Be real unusual not to be for that year. Salvage the fittings though, some may be hard to replace.
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Unread 01-27-2010, 07:39 PM   #3
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How do I salvage them? the manual says once they are not repairable...
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Unread 01-27-2010, 08:07 PM   #4
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Cut the line off near the fittings. Grind or drill away the line until you can poke the stub of line out of the fitting. Use those fittings, after cleaning, on the new line, making your own double flares. A decent double flare kit usable for anything but stainless line costs maybe 45 bucks. You'll then be able to make lines to any exact length you need anytime you like, instead of relying on unions and whatever length the local parts store has in stock.

It'll easily pay for itself, as your CJ5 will likely need fuel as well as brake lines over time.
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Unread 01-27-2010, 08:11 PM   #5
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I am at the present time having Classic tub make me up new master cylinder lines to the Proportionate Valve.

I am having custom lines done for mine because of changes I have done

Check them out Classictube.com their should be a phone # on the Website Also

I believe one line is a 1/4 and the other is a 3/16 line for a Standard Master Cylinder

Hope this helps

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