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  1. Thanks for the information. What do you think about a kit that is pre bent?
  2. I saw it a few years ago when they stopped for lunch at MidAmerica Motorworks. Quite a sight to see.
  3. My name is David Kassner and I live in southern Illinois. I have been retired from teaching for a year and am enjoying having time to spend on our cars. My wife, Jennifer, is a retired special education teacher and she enjoys the cars as much as I do (or at least pretends). Our latest is the 1955 Buick Roadmaster. We also have a 1969 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham that is currently being restored. We like going to car shows and will be glad when we can be participants instead of spectators.
  4. Mike Johnson. He will be driving a red 67 Impala SS. Don't be too hard on him. He has helped us out many times and is a great mechanic. Just wish he were home.
  5. Thanks, sounds like a good alternative and a lot less trouble. The brake lines are fairly new, but evidently done by someone who didn't know what they were doing. The car only has 41,000 miles.
  6. Maybe stainless is not the way to go? Our mechanic friend is now on the Power Tour and will be back Saturday. He said he will look at it. He wishes he had noticed the problem while he was under the car replacing the wiring harness. We do, too.
  7. The car was bought the last of October. It stayed garaged until March, when a friend who is a retired mechanic, began working on it. It had to have a new wiring harness and new glass, along with re-chroming of a few window pieces. It was in the body shop for a month until last Friday having some cosmetic work. When we drove it home, my husband noticed the brakes felt spongy at times and took it to our local dealer to see if there might be a leak in the brake line. They put it on a lift and found no leaks, but noticed the brake line was right against the exhaust, which was boiling the fluid. They tried to bend it, but it wouldn't budge and you can't even get a piece of paper between it and the exhaust. Now we can't drive our car until something is done. The garage said they can't do the work. A seller on EBay has the power brake lines, but we are not sure if this is what we need.
  8. I don't understand the meaning of this comment. I am reading all of the replies and considering the information. I do appreciate the suggestions and did not know the protocol for this forum. I apologize if anyone was offended.
  9. I am looking for new stainless steel brake lines for my 1955 Roadmaster 2-door hardtop. Previous work was not done correctly and one of the lines is touching the exhaust. I am unable to bend it enough to get it off the exhaust, and have been advised not to drive the car until this problem is corrected. Thanks for any suggestions.
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