- Trade Area - overview of products.
Ready Made Brake Pipe Sets - Easily fitted, will not rust. Copper or copper nickel brake pipe sets tailored to fit specific vehicles, right or left hand drive. Each pipe is cut to the correct length, fitted with solid brass unions and clearly marked to indicate correct location on the vehicle. Pipe fitting clips and brass in-line connectors are supplied where necessary. Individual brake pipes, clutch, reservoir, vacuum and oil pipes are also available. Sets can also be made to customer specification. We also cater for diverse models such as Jaguar XK120, Lancia Appia, Messerschmidt FMR TG500 and the Pontiac Trans-Am.
Special Application Brake Pipes - Pipes can be made to order to suit most auto and similar applications. Where required pipes can be supplied either straight or preformed. Customers of this service include Caterham and McLaren cars.
Individual Ready Made Brake Pipes - Single pipes are available from 4" to 300" in all diameters and union combinations suit all vehicles right or land hand drive. Our detailed brake specification telephone advisory service is available to all our stockists.
Ready Made Fuel Feed Kits - Available for specific vehicles to carry fuel from tank to engine. Kits include: all the metal piping in copper, fuel and hydraulic fluid resistant hose, MINABA fuel pipe clips and a replacement filter where necessary.
Copper and Copper Nickel Coils 25ft (7.62m) - Top quality thick-walled (0.9mm 20swg) copper and copper nickel coil conforming to BS2871 Part 3. C106/CN102. Batch tested for tensile strength, burst pressure and cleanliness to BLS.30.JC.101. Each coil is marked for traceability and is available all diameters from 1/8" tp 1/2" od and metric equivalents.
Goodridge stainless steel braided brake lines have become the standard in racing and this technology is available for all models of car in three different styles:
- Standard 600-3 clear-coated hose
- Colourflex coloured hose
- TUV approved hose
Goodridge kits feature the finest quality stainless steel braided hose which improves braking performance, eliminates the spongy feel of rubber hoses and provides superior resistance to corrosion.
Hose end fittings are available in zinc plated steel as standard with stainless steel fittings also available for the professional finish.
Silicone Brake and Clutch Fluid Dot5 - Automec's Silicone Brake Fluid repels moisture so, unlike standard polyglycol brake fluid, it never needs changing. Rust and corrosion are inhibited because moisture is kept out of the system and the high boiling point of 260 degrees C is maintained throughout the life of the product therefore ensuring consistent, safe performance. In addition, unlike glycol, silicone will not catch fire easily and will not damage your paintwork should any accidental spillage occur.
Made in the USA and used exclusively by the US Military in their light vehicles, Silicone Brake Fuid conforms to the US DOT5 standard as well as the US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 116 and US Military Standard MIL B46176.
Extracts from Papers by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) www.sae.org
"Silicone based brake fluids have demonstrated performance characteristics that are improvements over current brake fluids. They do not absorb water through elastomeric brake hoses and their boiling point and low viscosity do not change in service. The tendency toward brake system corrosion and vapour pressure of silicone fluids are compatible with brake system components and will function as an effective brake fluid even when mixed with glycol brake fluids." SAE paper No. 740128 G. R. Browning Electric Corp. An examination of the properties desired in an ideal brake fluid indicates a near perfect fit with the properties of polydimethysiloxanes, commonly referred to as silicones. A 168 car fleet operating over a seven year period by Dow Corning, silicone brake fluid has accumulated over 2.6million miles without maintenance. Examination of the hardware from selected vehicles has indicated that: (1) flush filling using a variety of bleeding techniques can reduce corrosion, increase brake system life and provide improved performance at low temperatures. (2) pure silicone systems will essentially eliminate brake system wear and corrosion for at least 70,000 miles with service periods in excess of 100,000 miles being feasible. SAE paper 780661 Holbrook & Sloun Dow Corning Corp.
Brass Unions - We offer the most comprehensive range of solid brass brake, clutch and fuel pipe unions, bleed screws, olives, in-line and 3/4-way connectors. Several different assortment boxes are also available.
Plastic and Metal Pipe Clips - A wide variety of pipe and cable securing clips are available in plastic and metal to suit many different applications. They can be supplied in bulk or in mixed assortment boxes.
Speedfit™ Pipe Connectors
A Queen’s Award to Industry winner - High quality nylon and metal quick-fit pipe connectors in a wide variety of sizes and configurations including in-line connectors, three-way pieces, pipe splitters and bulkhead fittings. Suitable for fuel, air and liquids
operating below 100 bar.
ABA Products - ABA first began manufacturing in Sweden in 1896 and went on to become a leading multinational company in the design and production of hose and pipe clips.
Supplied by Automec to the VW/AUDI dealer network in the UK since 1982 and to quality manufacturers worldwide for more than fifty years, ABA hoseclips feature a single-piece blue pressed housing with a 12mm rolled edge band and smooth underside.
The complete range includes a small MINABA clip suitable for fuel and other thin walled hoses, rubber lined ‘P’ clips (designed for reliable vibration damping of pipes, cables and hoses) and special clips designed for use with silicone hoses to prevent leakage and deformity. Most clips are available in stainless steel, conforming to SS2320/ AIS1430.
Oakes’ specialist range of tools incorporates unique products which are recognised throughout the industry for their quality, reliability and accuracy. Our Automatic flaring tool is the only manual tool that produces pipes in under 15 seconds with minimal material wastage.
The Universal tool, above is capable of producing all SAE and DIN flares as well as the special flares used by Citroen and Rolls-Royce. Vice mounted, with nothing to set or adjust, pipe positioning is automatic and there is a fail-safe method for locating the unique hardened wedge-shaped clamps. Different part numbers are used to determine the punch and clamp sets supplied with each tool. All sizes are available from 3/16” (4.75mm) to 1/2” (12mm) including 3.5mm, 4.5mm and 6.35mm Citroen and Rolls-Royce.
Oakes pipe bending tools come in a range of sizes to suit both DIY and commercial users. Included in our range are the 111 bender, below, 113 large pipe benders, 3/16” deburrers, heavily chrome plated hose clamps and special pipe spanners.
Increasingly popular is our 160 small pipe bending tool; this hand held clamp allows neat, small radius bends to be made on 3/16” steel, copper and copper nickel brake piping.
For further information regarding the complete Oakes Tools range please call us on 01280 822818