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brakelines, brokelines

I just took out my old MC and in the process snapped one of the brakelines at the fitting. Seeing that only about 1/4 inch broke off I figured I could flare the end and reinstall. It seems that the line is part of the small fitting? how would I go about fixing. Also what comes with the rebuild kit for the MC.
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I'd recommend against a m/c rebuild, but get a new one since it is the heart of the brake system. I would replace the line too since if it snapped than I would suspect the metal in the whole line? Good luck.
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I'm with John on this. It is certainly easier and safer to replace the whole line than to trim it, flare it, and get it to fit on your back under the car. Most FLAPS carry pre-flared lines of various lengths and diameters. Get the old one out and carry it to one, it will save you a lot of work and come out better.
I won't express an opinion on the rebuilding of MC. I bought a new one (19mm) and a kit to rebuild the old one (17 mm). The kit and the old one are still on the shelf.
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johns right. don't be penny wize when it comes to brakes. the 19mm conversion is smart. the grommets that hold the two lines from the resivoir(sp) are a total nightmare. be warned.
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would not allow an edit....

you could try and reflare the line, but lines are cheap and you already have one end off.

kill any rust while the mc is out.

i think you need to bleed at the proporsioning vavle first on these cars
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Dont re-flare it. Your time is worth more. Go to FLAPS and get one for less than $5.00.
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I'd go for a new brake line and M/C. This is chump change if you really think about what these parts do or what will happen if they fail when you "go for it" and nothing happens.

It surprises me how people will buy a 20-30 year old car and go for cheapest means available to get back on road vs. upgrading parts to "like new" condition when they fail.

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Thanks for all the input. Xmas is here so under the tree I will have new 19mm M/C along with new brake lines.
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