63 roadster brake line replace?

I had the car stored for 22 years. Should I replace the brake metal brake lines when I replace the metal fuel lines. Does brake fluid degrade and leave deposits in the lines (as gasoline can)? As there are no visible
cracks, holes, etc. in the lines could I just blow them out w/comp. air when they are all open. It isn't a major expense to do, as I am re-building the entire brake system otherwise. Of course, all rubber lines, hoses, etc. will be replaced. Thanx- Lib
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lib wrote:

But, you are going to run into a problem with the fuel line... unless you are removing the body, the long metal fuel line is pretty much impossible to replace. Some people have done it by splitting the fuel line into 2 or 3 pieces and joining them after they are positioned in place.
I think it IS possible to replace the brake lines without body removal.
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Both the fuel line and the main brake line are very hard to install with the body on the frame.
You will have to examine the brake line and see how rusty it looks. Rusty means it is likely to be bad, and you do not want to have a brake line break. You will lose all braking and odds are you would not think to pull the emergency brake fast enough or even have enough room for it to stop you.
If you take a pair of pliers and squeeze gently on the line you can tell if it collapses easily, then you need to replace it. Do not try to collapse the line but do put enough pressure to see if it is strong. Your mechanic should know how.

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I've read the same thing a few times, that doing the complete fuel/brake lines is a real bitch with the body on.......
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confined place likes to party. They tend to meet in a low spot with some air and throw a rust party. So you won't break up the party it is mostly inside where it can't be seen. Normally in front of the left rear wheel where it is wrapped, (non-musical term), in a spring like wire under the clip. Some of moistures friends on the outside like to hide here and work on trying to get in by throwing their own rust party. Main finger food for both parties is carbon steel and depending on how many are at the party they will consume quite a bit. Now if this party has gone on for 22 years my guess would be that they have consumed lots of finger food in one stagnate party site. The next time you throw a braking party with "High Pressure" as your star performer he may get thrown out through the wall of the old party site.
Party time is over!!!!
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LMAO! Dad you sure have a way with words!
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LOL You were chuckling the whole time you were typing that weren't you!?!
Pretty dang good!!
Well..... for someone suffering from Chronic Erectile Dysfunction and usually thinks with his Wang... hehehehe
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Actually it blew out on my '72 in that spot in the line coming home one night from the local home coming parade. All of a sudden there were 3 deer standing in the road in front of me. It doesn't have power brakes so I really stood on them and just as I clipped the ass of one of them the peddle went almost to the floor. I locked them up for about 2 car lengths and had great peddle. It blew fluid clear across to the other side of the frame from a hole smaller then the point of a needle. Being nosey I took that section and split it lengthways, glad it was the deer and not a traffic situation I was trying to avoid. Never in my life did it think there would be that much rust in a brake line. Also nice to have a double master cylinder.
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That is the down side to us having low mileage on your babies. Like you said brake fluid is like a super sponge, it will find moisture. I have ragged my friends for using brake fluid that has already been opened and sat for a while. I won't reuse an opened bottle of brake fluid.
When I was building my '32 I also went with a dual M/C. It just made me sooo nervous to use a single pot. But I used silicone in it because of the painted frame.
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