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V8 250 saloon copper hydraulic pipe

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V8 250 saloon copper hydraulic pipe

Post by captain bobo » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:31 pm

Greetings all. I am in urgent need of a part for the front nearside brakes of my 1969 Daimler V8 250 Saloon. It is the thin copper hydraulic pipe that links the flexible hydraulic hose to the bottom (i.e. input) of the inboard piston housing assembly. The parts manual shows it as part number C15902. It is a roughly 8 to 10 inches long with a large connector at one end to connect to the flexible hose, and a small connector at the other to screw in to the piston housing.

David Manners, SNG Barratt & John Gordon don't have stock. I'd happily take a used part if I can't buy new.

Can anyone help or point me in the right direction please?
Best wishes, Dave B

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Re: V8 250 saloon copper hydraulic pipe

Post by johnwager » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:29 pm

Dave
Any decent garage should be able to make up a pipe for you, the only thing they probably won't have is the male and female fittings which are unf not metric, which they all use nowadays.
The fittings are easily available on eBay.
I have the pipe and fittings and could make one up if you were closer.
John

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Re: V8 250 saloon copper hydraulic pipe

Post by Db n j » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:31 am

Try automec, on line, who recently supplied brake pipes for our db18.

Actually the parts came from advantage Motorsport, online or 01829 238268.

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Re: V8 250 saloon copper hydraulic pipe

Post by clevitt » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:31 am

I bought this item from Norman Motors in North London, although as Jaguar parts suppliers, they may not recognise that Daimler part number; so ask for MK2 calliper bridge pipes. They supplied mine as a straight length of pipe with fittings, so will require bending to fit-- turned out to be an easier job than I first suspected.
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Re: V8 250 saloon copper hydraulic pipe

Post by tjt77 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:38 pm

What you are seeking is a standard brake line with UNF fittings ( male cylinder end.. female flex hose end) this is a 'high volume 'part for auto parts houses, and almost All the parts suppliers keep these 'bridge pipes' , and they are also often sold by ebay sellers..some 'pre bent' others a straight length of pipe that you have to bend yourself.(which requires some skill...clearance between back side of wheel rim and cylinder is tight and its easy to 'kink' the pipe when bending into tight curves) ... originally plated steel pipe.. some replacements are steel/copper alloy.. some stainless steel, others straight copper.. these are easy to make (less then 10mins) if you have a professional grade flaring tool.. the ends are standard UNF brake line fittings.. I believe the most common brand of steel/ copper alloy pipe avail in Uk is 'kunifer' and this is the best 'all rounder' pipe..corrosion resistant, stronger than copper, but comparably easy to bend to shape..

Do make sure, after fitting the pipe, that there is adequate clearance between back of wheel rim and the pipe.. install the wheel and rotate a full turn to check that nothing is touching , and all is well BEFORE you bleed the air out of the brake fluid.. if the car is used in Uk climate, its wise to hedge against corrosion..apply 'anti seize' to both shreds and inside of the union, where brake pipe goes through on the male end to facilitate removal next time its dismantled.. ..

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Re: V8 250 saloon copper hydraulic pipe

Post by captain bobo » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:54 pm

Just a brief note to publish thanks to Marcel Renshaw who put me in touch with Graham Butler. Graham worked in the world of pipes (not plumbing, but industrial piping) and was able to knock together a pair of brake pipes for me which I shaped to fit.

One of the great things about this forum and the DLOC is the expertise that people offer to laymen such as me. So a very big thank you to all of you who have offered advice and expertise to me over the last 7 years, it's keeping my cars on the road.
Best wishes, Dave B

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