Hard-lines on hydraulics really clean up the setup in your trunk, but even then, hydraulics still get a bad rap when it comes to leaks and rough rides. every car will handle and perform completely different to the last car. With hydraulics, it's a constant learning process as you learn from every car that you have owned and fine tuned. With this particular '56 Chevy bel air that "Indio" of Indio's Custom Restorations (Fullerton, California) is working on, the lines kept coming loose through the vibration of the motor as well as the normal usage of the hydraulics. The solution to this owner's dilemma was to use seco seals' copper bushings, which were designed for steel on steel use. seco's gaskets are designed to work 100-percent of the time, nor ever wear out or need replacing in most situations. seco seals is the world leader in specialty manufacturing of high- pressure tube fitting gaskets for aerospace flight applications. seco seals makes gaskets for nasa, boeing, Lockheed and most major defense and aircraft companies. If you're ever working with aluminum an fittings, you can use seco seals' bushings designed for aluminum, which are made of a little softer material that bonds to aluminum much better. both of these types of bushings or seals are designed to not come loose through the vibration of the engine or the hydraulic fluid running through the hard-lines. With 37 years of experience under their belts and a record of 100-percent reliability for its products, seco seals is the real deal, and now you too can have aircraft quality and reliability for under a dollar per fitting. now follow along as Indio shows us how to play plumber and get rid of all those unwanted leaks by using seco seals' copper seals. These seco copper seals will help keep the leaks down to a minimum. First on the agenda was to drop in the batteries, which were then wired in series to produce enough cranking power for the hydraulic setup. This setup was wired for 48 volts as the other two batteries were going to be used for the audio and were wired in a parallel formation.First on the agenda was to drop in the batteries, which were then wired in series to produ With the pumps out of the car, it was time to break them down and take care of the leaks. After finding several leaks, it was time to pull out this setup, tear it down and go through the entire thing. With everything out of the car, the floor was wiped dry and cleaned to ensure a dry foundation.After finding several leaks, it was time to pull out this setup, tear it down and go throu The pre-cut Plexiglas was put in place to cover some of the unfinished hydraulic racks. The copper bushing was placed onto the fitting. You want to place the lines back on with the bushings in place. Mike was careful as he did not want to scratch the car when it was time to install the Red's Pesco pump.Mike was careful as he did not want to scratch the car when it was time to install the Red The lines were loosened to allow the copper bushing to go in place. After you tighten the setup, you will have to tighten it a second time to ensure that the copper has not shifted and makes a good seal.After you tighten the setup, you will have to tighten it a second time to ensure that the By only spending a few dollars per setup you can keep your hydros free of leaks. When you tighten down these fittings, make sure to wait a few minutes to With both pumps bolted in, it was time to plumb the pressure lines, but not before checking that everything's in the right place.When you tighten down these fittings, make sure to wait a few minutes to With both pumps b Mike put the bushing on the tip of the fitting as this section is where the union is at its weakest. This copper bushing will save you hours of cleaning from unwanted leaks.Mike put the bushing on the tip of the fitting as this section is where the union is at it Once you're done, you should wipe down your setup to ensure that you don't have unwanted leaks.Once you're done, you should wipe down your setup to ensure that you don't have unwanted l SOURCE Indio's Custom Restorations Fullerton Ca Seco Seals By Saul Vargas Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!