Kevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 50 Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1953 times:
Yeah, I've had several IM's not go through. I figure the recipients blew me off (which is true for a few). EMBQA brings up a good suggestion. I've bought a few tools on ebay without a problem. Just check and verify their feedback scores by contacting a few members who purchased from them.
You'll also need some good line wrenches.
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7281 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1907 times:
L-188 , you don't need a tubing bender for braklines. You can bend them by hand. As far as bouble-flares,your autoparts store can sell you adapters to adapt the 3/16" tubing to your master cyl/wheel cyl's etc. We do them all the time @ work. Especially on Fords.
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474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9 Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 1871 times:
L-188 and Kevin1011,
Do you guys think you could bend up and flare a set of brake lines for my Road Runner? By the way I worked in Lockheed Product Support for 18 years on L-1011's, but every once awhile I got to handle a L-188 question, so I like both of your Usernames.
474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 1865 times:
Quoting L-188 (Reply 10): They have all of that old P-3 tooling just lying around
Lockheed moved the P-3 tooling from Burbank to Palmdale and then to Marietta Georgia. When they got it set up in Marietta they built 8 P-3's for Korea then took it all apart and moved it to a storage yard.
Kevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 50 Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 1861 times:
Quoting 474218 (Reply 9): Do you guys think you could bend up and flare a set of brake lines for my Road Runner?
We're getting a little off topic, but what the heck. You will need to carefully remove the brake lines and use them as a pattern. As United_Fan suggested, it is possible to bend by hand. Just use anything slightly smaller than the desired radius to bend with, however this takes practice as the radius must start and finish at the correct point. That is why a tubing bender is helpful as it is easier to guage the begining point and radius.
Until recently I owned a 69 Coronet Super Bee and still have many contacts for Mopar stuff. IM me your location and maybe I can hook you up. I live near ONT and used to have many customers / friends that worked @ Lockheed before the move. I used to watch the C130's do touch and go's after the mods were done. Those guys were crazy! There used to be a Saudi L1011 hospital ship there for quite some time in the early 90's. I heard they were fitting is with an anti missle system but I'm not positive. Maybe you know. We also had a contingent of Argentine AF pilots here when they were upgrading A6's at Chino. They were a good bunch. I really miss getting those Lockheed calenders. They had excellent Pics.
Greasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3066 posts, RR: 22 Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
I never bought the Snap on tubing bender. I got mine from UAP/ NAPA...it was better than Snap-on's and much cheaper.....Being aviation we never bent much...But it was sure handy when we had to...especially when we got the PW120 and had to fabricate replacement drain lines...
Our dealer is great here...We can run up huge bills and pay them off over time...The MAC dealer sucks big time.....As a result My tool box looks more like a automotive one as I have metric and imperial...Most of it Snap-on....
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