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Old 03-30-2016, 09:45 PM
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Default Compression fitting

Okay I have 2- five foot long steal brake lines with out fittings on the ends. I was wondering if a compression fitting will be okay to put the 2 parts together? I am using a Holley electric 12 volt pump at the gas tank set for a carb ( so no high pressure ) Going to use P clips with rubber grommets along the frame to hold it in place.

Tell me your thoughts and suggestions. all the line and fitting are free! Even the P clips are free.


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Old 03-30-2016, 11:01 PM
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It'll work just fine.
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Works fine on fuel line, just don't try it on the brake lines.
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I agree...will work fine for that use...
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What diameter is the tubing? Brake line might be a little small for fuel?
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Works fine on fuel line, just don't try it on the brake lines.
I'm not arguing, as I think you are right, but I bought an S-10 some years back, and it burst a brake line. When I got under it to see what I needed to do, I saw that it had been patched in that section already, using compression fittings. I told the guy at the parts store about it, and he said, Oh yeah, you can do that just fine. So since I didn't want to replace the entire line all the way from the front to rear, I put it back the same way. It was like that till I sold it some years later. (I don't remember what parts store it was, but it was one of the big chain auto parts stores.)
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It works just fine on brake lines, as long as you use the compression fitting properly there is no concern.

You would need to make sure the one you're using is meant for brake lines, like this one: http://www.autozone.com/fittings-and...?checkfit=true
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It works just fine on brake lines, as long as you use the compression fitting properly there is no concern.

You would need to make sure the one you're using is meant for brake lines, like this one: http://www.autozone.com/fittings-and...?checkfit=true
That's what I had, but later I needed to do a brake line patch on another part of the same vehicle, and since that would be the easiest way to do it, I went to AutoZone in our closest town. But the guy there wouldn't sell me any compression fittings, and said that it was not legal. So now I don't know what to think. (I ended up having to replace nearly all of the lines in the front.)
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That's what I had, but later I needed to do a brake line patch on another part of the same vehicle, and since that would be the easiest way to do it, I went to AutoZone in our closest town. But the guy there wouldn't sell me any compression fittings, and said that it was not legal. So now I don't know what to think. (I ended up having to replace nearly all of the lines in the front.)
I've had several vehicles that had lines repaired in this way, and no reliability issues. It's brake fluid, not rocket fuel.
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