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Hello everyone! New guy here.

I'm currently in the process of installing an Aerospace Components master cylinder to complement a drag-race type disk brake kit on my '73 Camaro. I will be making my own stainless steel lines and want to purchase a tool that will work without trouble. I don't anticipate having a need for dies other than those for 3/16 tubing. Does the Mastercool tool part #71300 have everything I should need to get the job done or is there any reason that I would need to get the more expensive kit with all the additional dies? I don't mind spending for a tool that gets professional results but I didn't want to spend unnecessarily. Thank You in advance for any input.

-Mike
 

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I think that is more than enough tool. I was trying to find instructions about the hydraulic component. I used my body shops flare kit and it was a basic kit and it did the job fine.
Practice on some old lines to make sure the flares are even. I did about 3-4 practice runs and then made mine. It was not that difficult. Run hard lines to the rear calipers and avoid the flex lines in the rear.
 

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I have it, and it works GREAT! That kit will come with everything you need, unless for some reason you want to do 37 degree double flares (A/N) fittings. Everything I have read states on stainless you should cut it with a cutoff wheel instead of a tubing cutter. A tubing cutter will actually squeeze the tubing in slightly, plus it can leave a slightly rough cut if it isn't completely sharp.... Which will aid in the stainless splitting when you double flare it.

You will find out how many friends you have after you buy that flaring tool....:yes::yes::yes:
 

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I have it, and it works GREAT! That kit will come with everything you need, unless for some reason you want to do 37 degree double flares (A/N) fittings. Everything I have read states on stainless you should cut it with a cutoff wheel instead of a tubing cutter. A tubing cutter will actually squeeze the tubing in slightly, plus it can leave a slightly rough cut if it isn't completely sharp.... Which will aid in the stainless splitting when you double flare it.

You will find out how many friends you have after you buy that flaring tool....:yes::yes::yes:
They make an add on kit to do the 37* flares now.
 

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Thanks for the replys guys! I really appreciate the help!

Thanks for that link 1stGen! That's about $50 cheaper than I've found it anywhere else.

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They make an add on kit to do the 37* flares now.
Bought it..... but it doesn't come in any kind of case, just a bunch of boxes. I contacted Mastercool about a case for the dies, and their response was "No, not available in a case right now"
 

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Run hard lines to the rear calipers and avoid the flex lines in the rear.

One problem with not running flex to the rear calipers is you have to disconnect your lines (re-bleed) to service the bake pads/rotors. With flex you can just move the calipers to change pads and rotors.
 
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