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Old 10-24-2005, 06:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Eliminating the prop valve - where to get fittings?

I want to eliminate the prop valve in my 81 CJ and go with a "T" in the front lines and a union and adjustable prop valve to the rears. Problem is, all the auto parts stores say they don't have the fittings (unions and T's) that I need. I also looked through a Summit catalog and didn't find anything. Where are you guys buying them?
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Ask for copper/brass fittings. Most all of the stores have these...the are in there.

Or go to Ace or some hardware store.
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and also using thier braided steel AN brake lines with adpters
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Ask for copper/brass fittings. Most all of the stores have these...the are in there.

Or go to Ace or some hardware store.

And these have the flare in them to accept the flared lines? Thanks.
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and also using thier braided steel AN brake lines with adpters

Thanks, I will try them.
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Old 10-24-2005, 12:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are brake line fittings NPT or SAE? I find some stuff that says 3/8-24 and some say 1/8 NPT.
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go to kragen or auto zone and ask for brass fitting they will bring you to a tool box thing with a bunch fitting in it and you have to fin the right ones to make it work
as for the front i would go with one hard line to a rubber rear line out of a jeep dodge what ever down to the axle then hard lines down the tube the rubber to your brakes
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Might give AFCORACING.COM a try. I got all my stuff from them. Check the tech section for the 14bolt disc brake upgrade. There are links and part numbers.
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Although lots of places carry them, Lowes, Home Depot, Ace Hardware or whatever hardware chain you have shoud carry them in the plumbing area.(in brass) The fittings are usually a combination of flare and NPT. It's rare to see SAE threads used in a fluid fitting unless it's a swivel fitting.
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Are brake line fittings NPT or SAE? I find some stuff that says 3/8-24 and some say 1/8 NPT.
not NPT (pipe) its 3/8-24 Flare. (unless you mean the aftermarket proportioning valve) nothing on Jeep was NPT on the brake lines.

oh and use FRIGGEN STEEL FITTINGS !!!! not that supid brass crap from the hardwear store. I dont know exactly what that shit is rated for but i know its no where near what the steel is. and you can get the steel ones for less
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not NPT (pipe) its 3/8-24 Flare. (unless you mean the aftermarket proportioning valve) nothing on Jeep was NPT on the brake lines.

oh and use FRIGGEN STEEL FITTINGS !!!! not that supid brass crap from the hardwear store. I dont know exactly what that shit is rated for but i know its no where near what the steel is. and you can get the steel ones for less

Ok, what I did so far was get a 3/16" (tubing/hole size, not thread pitch) steel 'T' for the front lines and changed the fitting on the line coming from the MC to a std size ftg, like the ones on the lines going to the axles (3/8-24?). I think the 3/8-24 is the std ftg size for the 3/16" brake line.

The line for the rear is 1/4" line. Why is that? I bought a 3/16" union for the rear, but am going back to get a 1/4" and it should work with the factory lines.

Also, I asked about the Wilwood prop valve and it is 1/8 NPT, but it came with adapters to mate it to 1/4" line (which is what the rears are). I am not putting it in until I know for sure I need it, but this is a trail rig, so I think I will be OK without it.

Thanks for all of the help.
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