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- Erik -
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In anticipation of getting my new transmission cooler lines tomorrow and having already dealt with a set from another company that did not come close to fitting correctly...does anyone have a good set of tools for bending and flaring hard-line?  Specifically a really good flaring kit for stainless.  I have tried in the past to use the generic flaring tools for stainless, but usually the clamping block isn't up to snuff with the stainless and it just starts pushing it through the block.



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- Erik -
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I take it nobody has any good tools? Maybe somebody rents a hydraulic flaring kit?

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'91 Chevrolet V3500, TBI Gen V 454, 4L80E, Lifted



- Mike -
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I have tubing benders and flair tools for copper, nothing for what you need though.

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- Mike -
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I don't loan those tools out...too many times trying to get good stuff back. One of my benders(1/2" Empire) was stolen, still have to replace it.

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- Erik -
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I ended-up not needed this! I got the new lines from Ground-Up and they went in in about 15 minutes! They bent the lines a little to fit them in the box; wish they hadn't done that, but they fit-up and were bent just like what was left of my stock ones. I just need to cut the upper line to the radiator cooler, put a bubble flare in it and route the new lines and magnetic filter to the aux. cooler.

I am not sure what the heck was with the original set of stainless cooler lines I got, but they were definitely wrong!



-- Edited by ehjorten on Friday 25th of September 2015 09:45:25 AM

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'69 Chevelle Sport Coupe, EFI355, TH350
'68 Chevrolet C10 Stepside Project, 292, t-56, C4 IRS (project)
'77 Chevrolet K20 Silverado LWB, 400CI, TH400
'91 Chevrolet V3500, TBI Gen V 454, 4L80E, Lifted
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