Tue May 17 2011

Brake lines

Indeed, using one of the 45 degree fittings helps a lot. This line is for the left side brake and needs to go up and over the one for the right side brake. This is the third iteration I did tonight (didn't get photos of the other two...sorry), and it's still not quite right. It can't be quite as tall and it doesn't line up with the snap bushing correctly. This line is a real bear to bend because the bends are too close to the each other and to the flare. I end up having to flare the end first, then make the first bend around one of my wood blocks. The second bend is also a problem because the first bend is so close, the bender gouges up the side of the tube. That saying about 10 lbs of stuff in a 5 lb bag definitely applies. :-/