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Clutch Pipe

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by meego, Sep 19, 2021.

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  1. meego

    meego Well-Known Member

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    Can I make the pipe that goes from the master cylinder to the flexi pipe that goes to the slave cylinder?? It’s 1/4 pipe though and my flaring tool only does 3/16.
     
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    Im sure ive got a flaring kit you can use. I will rake the shed in the morning & check. ;)
     
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    A local garage should be able to make one up for you fairly cheaply. I looked at buying one of those before incase I had to replace it and they're bloody silly money for a length of pipe
     
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    I can get the pipe and a flaring tool the same as the one I have but for 1/4 pipe. I think that’s the only pipe that’s 1/4 though, so once I’ve done it the tool will probably be left on a shelf !!
     
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    The series 2/A motors are 1/4 pipe from reserviors to both slaves, not sure on s1 models, point I am trying to make is buy the tools and the pipe and get as much as you can back for the tools after making your pipe.
     
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    meego Well-Known Member

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    I will probably buy the tools and pipe as you suggest, but they’re highly likely to go in the toolbox and stay there as I’m a tool junkie and never sell any :confused::)
    To be honest, the pipe that’s there is fine condition wise, but it goes along to the centre of the bulkhead from the M/Cylinder, down about a foot, back to the footwell then out to the flexi hose.:confused: It’s a long road for a shortcut and I just wanted to tidy it up along with some really messy brake pipe and wiring.
     
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    Well I tried to undo this pipe today and it’s gubbed. Why do they always put these together dry and they seize solid. I’ve ordered a roll of Kunifer 1/4 pipe, fittings male and female and a flaring tool. All in about £70 which is the same as the pre made pipe would cost. But now I have the gear…..that I’ll never use again :)
     
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    Measure the length, and maybe make a few and sell on here or ebay and get your money back?
     
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    How would package something like that ?? Good idea though, but I’m more into helping folk if I can than making money off of them. I’ve had my fingers burnt on a few occasions though giving things away then finding out they have sold them. Kind of ****es you off but that’s my own fault I suppose :rolleyes:
     
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    Coil it up, then wrap between two flat bits of cardboard, maybe double thickness cardboard ie 4 sheets?
    I meant sell them not give them away, just enough to recover your costs plus a bit for your time, if they are half the price of others out there, then its a no brainer if someone needs one.
     
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    You could be Lord Sugars next apprentice ;) If you ever need one keep me in mind and I’ll make it up a send you it. No problem :)
     
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    I made up the pipe and fitted it today.
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    Nice job, looks much sturdier than the original too
     
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    Quite pleased with it. The tools and pipe cost me roughly what an actual pipe would have cost, but now I’ve got them in case I need them again. In fact I ended up getting the roll of pipe for nothing. I ordered Kunifer and they sent galv steel. They ended up giving me a full refund and I used it anyway. It’s harder to work with though.
     
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    What kit did you get? I've used my mates stuff to do steel brake lines and it was a pain to get a decent flare on them, he's a mechanic and has got very expensive kit. I do have a cheap brake flaring tool but it wouldn't hurt to get a good quality one
     
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    This one. I’ve got the standard size one as well. They are brilliant and I like the fact you can cut and flare pipes still on the car.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362540736295
     
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    Take a run up and I’ll let you try these before you buy. Or there here anytime you need them.
     
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    Aye I might do, 50 quids not bad and it would save money in the long run
     
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    Honestly, it’s a great tool. I have cut the bad end off steel brake pipes on the disco and flared the steel pipe end and joined in a piece of copper pipe with a straight connector. Well worth the money.
     
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