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 I am also going with silicone brake fluid, I have read that braking might be slightly less with silicone fluid although for street use I doubt it will make much difference.

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I can't get the same hard pedal feel with the silicone fluid as with regular fluid- it traps air. For a nice weather driver or show car, it's acceptable, and it makes sense on a show car.

But, you should occasionally change brake fluid in a car that's driven. The fluid in the caliper and wheel cylinder stays there and gets cooked from use; it doesn't circulate.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote vinny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2020 at 9:19am
My lines are original. The fluid got changed when I honed the wheel cylinders and changed the seals. It got changed again when the master cylinder had to be changed and then again when the wheel cylinders were finally worn out and had to be replaced, front and rear at different times. Oh, and let's not forget the times for the  front brake upgrade to ten inch and again when rear diff got changed. I guess that makes at least ten fluid changes over its 55+ year life, so at least once every five or six years, not bad. 

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So is what the previous poster said about the fine lines tubes true? As far as ease of install for the SS because of annealing?
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Go to Fine Lines site and read the description of their stainless tubing. It is annealed. Now they list 25' for 29.95. Tubing is 304 grade stainless but made softer. They list benefits- bends like normal oem steel, flares like oem steel. I have used it with no problems, I use the EASTWOOD type flaring tool, deburring tool and lapping tool. Regular 45 degree fittings can be used as it flares like regular steel. I have not had to over tighten fittings or put sealant on the threads as the flare is what seals not the thread as some have suggested. If it is flared right , and the rest ok then it should. My last project, all brake lines, fuel lines were made, no leaks first time bleeding brakes. All components were new.
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I've put SS lines and silicone fluid in 6 different cars, with no issues with either component. Now, Reman. '69 AMX brake calipers, that's another story..
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Awesome!
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